The Community Volunteer Leadership Program (CVLP), our new initiative in collaboration with Leadership Tri-County, was designed to provide individuals the education and foundational skills to serve as volunteer leaders with a nonprofit community. Ideal candidates were identified as people with lived experience utilizing nonprofit communities and/or health and human services.
Six individuals are participating in the initial program that started on July 23, meeting biweekly on Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Graduation will be December 10.
To date, session agendas have included: Team Building at Green Allies/Althouse Arboretum; Leadership Development including “Goal Setting” with Adrean Turner (Career Fulfillment Expert), “The Foundation of Leadership” with Jenna Armato, and “Creating Powerful Connections”, also with Jenna Armato; Presentations and Workshops such as “Hidden Rules” with Ryli Myer (PCRC Community Engagement Specialist), “Volunteering and Workshop on Understanding Bias” with Ashley Faison (YWCA), and “I Pick Pottstown campaign of PAID, Inc.” to hear the latest on economic development in Pottstown with Peggy Lee-Clark (Executive Director of PAID, Inc.); Site Tours to Steel River Playhouse, Schuylkill River Greenways, and Pottstown Borough Hall; Discussion and Handouts on nonprofit board organization structure and committees; and Projects including “Steel River Marketing Project” (Ethics of Living Jim Crow) and a “Lifestyle Photo Project” that will be combined with sharing their life journey to make a positive impact and inspire others.
Along with our other recent partnerships — Manna on Main Street and The Open Link on “Extending the Food Security Safety Net”; and Philabundance and Habitat For Humanity Montgomery and Delaware Counties on “Ending Hunger. For Good.” — CVLP is enhancing our presence in the community with new positive impactful possibilities for those we serve.
For more information about this initiative, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.