Non-profits, community groups invited to apply for Leadership Lackawanna service projects; deadline is Aug. 18

For Abington Journal | July 11th, 2016 5:13 pm

SCRANTON — Area non-profit organizations are invited to submit a Request for Proposals (RFP) to Leadership Lackawanna for possible implementation as a class community service project. The Leadership Lackawanna organization will select three projects for the incoming class to work on throughout the program year, which runs from October 2016 through June 2017.

The deadline to submit is Thursday, Aug. 18.

For non-profit organizations and community groups, this invitation to submit a proposal presents an opportunity to use the services of a team of 10 professionals. The group can assist with a project that the organization or group lacked the resources to accomplish. This is a mutually beneficial experience for agencies and emerging professionals.

Past projects have 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 inside Nay Aug Park; the creation of an online web game for the Lackawanna Historical Society; and an online database of historic buildings for the City of Scranton.

Projects must have a reasonable scope and budget and cannot include capital campaigns or raising large sums of money.

For more information on submitting a proposal to Leadership Lackawanna, visit Questions may be directed to Leadership Lackawanna director, Nicole Morristell at 570-342-7711 or

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Information provided by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.