Leadership Lackawanna now accepting service project proposals

For Abington Journal | August 11th, 2015 4:05 pm

SCRANTON — Area non-profit organizations are invited to submit a request for proposals to Leadership Lackawanna for implementation as potential class community service projects. The Leadership Lackawanna organization will select three projects for the incoming class to work on throughout the program year, which runs October 2015 through June 2016.

Past projects included renovations to the Electric City Trolley Museum Association’s “Bay 4,” the creation of a pre-teen/teenager room at the Nancy K. Holmes Public Library, the restoration of Hanlon’s Grove at Nay Aug Park and the creation of an online game for the Lackawanna Historical Society.

The 10-month Leadership Lackawanna Core Program fosters the development of community leaders by providing participants with leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills and an enhanced understanding of the issues and topics relevant to the Greater Scranton area. Each year as part of the program curriculum, participants are required to work on community service projects. Group projects build teamwork skills, develop resourcefulness and engender a sense of accomplishment through the impact they have on the community. They also help transfer classroom learning to the real world.

For more information on submitting a proposal to Leadership Lackawanna, visit leadershiplackawanna.com. Questions may be directed to Leadership Lackawanna director, Nicole Morristell by calling 570-342-7711 or emailing nmorristell@scrantonchamber.com. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 21.

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Information provided by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.