Community Impact Projects

CIP APPLICATIONS for Leadership Essentials 2019

Does your non-profit organization have a project or issue that it doesn’t have the time, expertise or staff to research or address?

Leadership’s Community Impact Projects (CIP) may be the answer! 

 An important component of both the Leadership Premier and Essentials programs is the community impact project. Program participants work together in small teams with a host organization on a consultant basis, addressing an organizational challenge or strategic issue. To date, over 90 organizations have benefited from a Leadership CIP team!

A Community Impact Project (CIP) is identified by a host organization – typically a nonprofit organization or government entity. The host organization identifies an issue or challenge it is facing. Class participants research and propose creative, sustainable solutions. This experience is designed to be a beneficial experience not only for the organization but for our participants as well, helping them gain a better understanding of community needs and a deeper appreciation for community involvement.

We are now accepting proposals for projects that are appropriate for the Leadership Essentials. (LE). These are projects designed for talented rising stars and eager young professionals from local corporations, government, non-profits and small businesses. The teams have 5-7  people; the teams work on these projects from January 2019 – May 2019. All projects are assigned a committee liaison to serve as a resource to both hosts and team.

How do I find out more information?

  • Join us on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 4-5pm – CIP Information Session at Loyola U – Columbia Campus (8990 McGaw Road Columbia, MD). Please RSVP by contacting:  [email protected]

What is the application process?

  • Applications are submitted online (below)
  • If you are unsure whether your project is better suited for Leadership Premier or Leadership Essentials, please submit it. The committee will review it and make a recommendation.

Due Date: Leadership Essentials Project Proposals – October 8, 2018

CIP APPLICATION  (all applications need to be submitted online using this link)

LE 2019 CIP App – for information only (please submit using online link above)

For further information, read our Frequently Asked Questions  or contact Laurie Remer at [email protected]  or  call: 410.730-4474

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