Leadership Lycoming Doing Good Work in our Community
Leadership Lycoming Class of 2017 is taking on several important community projects intended to aid area nonprofit organizations in meeting their humanitarian goals. The following information provides a snapshot of the projects and provides contact information for anyone in the community who would like to help support these important initiatives.
Family Promise – Further develop the "Earn While You Learn" program for homeless families in the program. The goal is to create a comprehensive program that clearly outlines the items that families can earn and the costs associated; as well as to eliminate the guess work for staff members working with the families. There is existing documentation in place that can be used to create a more detailed program.
· Family Promise website: www.familypromiselycoming.org
Roads to Freedom – Assist with planning, marketing, fundraising and executing the annual wheelchair basketball event. This event brings disability awareness to the community. The biggest needs are the marketing and community awareness components. Roads to Freedom needs help marketing the event to potential teams and increasing attendance at the event.
· Roads to Freedom website: www.cilncp.org
InCourage, Inc. – InCourage offers financial coaching to struggling families in the community. The organization is in a growth period, seeking help to promote the agency and its offerings. InCourage wants to develop unique course materials, create a training program for new coaches, and create fundraising opportunities.
· InCourage, Inc. website: www.incouragefinancial.org
The Learning Center – Develop community awareness and a volunteer recruitment plan which can be implemented and sustained by the staff. The Learning Center wants to create templates that can be used for presentations to businesses, area organizations, clubs and other groups.
· The Learning Center website: www.lycolearns.org
Hope Enterprises – Dancing with the Super Stars of Hope/Lycoming County event. This project group will help plan and execute the event from start to finish. There will be a community awareness and marketing piece, outreach to recruit dance studios and others to participate in the event, selecting judges, and so on. The Genetti Hotel ballroom has been secured for the event (date TBD).
· Hope Enterprises website: www.hopeability.org
About Leadership Lycoming
Leadership Lycoming is a training program designed to understand the needs of the communities it serves; then educate and motivate potential leaders to commit themselves to address those needs through a variety of community leadership roles. Graduates of Leadership Lycoming are seen throughout the community as participants on boards, committees, forums and task forces. Applications for the Leadership Lycoming Class of 2017 are now being accepted. Please visit Williamsport.org for more information or contact Sharon Jones at 570-320-4202.