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Application Process Charitable organizations, non-profit agencies, schools, and municipalities which serve Elk or Cameron County are invited to apply for a team of LEC participants to assist in making progress on real projects which benefit the community. Selection of your proposed project is not guaranteed. Agencies’ requests for consideration will be based on the following criteria:
Direct impact on a community need
Sustainability of the project and continued benefit to the community.
Provision of sufficient and equal responsibility to each LEC participant.
Identification of an appropriate leader of significance within the agency that will serve as a continual contact person and be easily accessible at all times, especially evenings.
August 8, 2018: Deadline to apply.
August 14, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:30pm: Informational Interviews with selected applicants at the CEC in St. Marys. (Please mark this in your calendar now, details TBD).
August 24, 2018: Applicants will be notified of their selection.
September 12, 2018: Applicants who are accepted must be prepared to present their projects to the Leadership Elk & Cameron participants. (Time/Location TBD.)
Small groups of LEC participants will be matched with the selected projects (between 3 and 5 participants per team).
September 13, 2018 – May 31, 2019: Project implementation.
June 12, 2019: A presentation by the agency and LEC team will take place at the final LEC Graduation Day. (Time/Location TBD).
Examples of Projects The types of projects organizations can propose is fairly broad. One of the most important questions to address when proposing a project is “how will this have a lasting impact for our organization and the community?” Some example projects may be:
Develop a marketing plan and/or marketing materials for the organization’s services & programs
Provide guidance on creating a new website
Renovate blighted public property
Write grants (or a master grant template)
Install access ramps in public community spaces
Create an activities schedule for a long-term facility
Design a peer-tutoring program for older youth and young adults
The objective of the community improvement project is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to make a direct and visible impact in their communities through service to an organization or agency. Two to five participants will work as a team under the direction of the organization to complete a service project. Special consideration will be given to applications which address the areas of need identified in the 2015 Stackpole-Hall Foundation Long Range Planning Report and Action Plan. (Found at: www.stackpolehall.org/publications).
Instructions to submit this application:
Complete pages 3 and 4 of this application and your project timeline. They can be submitted 3 different ways, no later than Wednesday, August 8, 2018:
Mail or hand deliver to:
Community Education Center/Leadership & Cameron 4 Erie Ave., Suite 200 St. Marys, PA 15857
The LEC Project Committee will review applications between August 1st and August 11th. The Committee may contact you with questions or clarifications during this time. Please be prepared to attend an informational meeting at the CEC in St. Marys on August 14th between 5:00 and 7:30pm. We will contact you by August 10th with a time.