The Leadership Classroom Now Accepting Applications

April 16, 2018– The Central New York Community Foundation is now accepting applications from groups seeking admission into The Leadership Classroom (TLC) class of 2018-2019.

TLC is a training program specially designed for grassroots community groups within Central New York. It is a unique opportunity to learn advanced leadership skills alongside other leaders in an interactive setting. Participants build skills in leading groups, learning more about neighborhood resources and how to gather community support. Participants also build lasting relationships with, TLC Alumni, community leaders and the Central New York Community Foundation.

Enrollment for TLC is free of charge. All training sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., one Saturday a month, from September-May. Childcare assistance and meals are provided. After completion of the course, participating groups will have the resources to apply for a $3,500 grant to implement a community project.

The application deadline for nonprofit and grassroots groups wishing to apply is August 1, 2018.  Please visit http://www.cnycf.org/TLC for more information and to download the application. Questions may be directed to Dashiell Martinez at 422-9538 or dmartinez@cnycf.org.

The Leadership Classroom (TLC) is an eight-month leadership training initiative offered by the Central New York Community Foundation. Participants are community and nonprofit representatives who want to learn advanced leadership skills alongside other neighborhood leaders in an interactive setting.

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of nearly $193 million. It awarded $11 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, it has invested nearly $150 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of more than 700 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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