Community Project Ideas Sought for Leadership Somerset
Deadline is May 10
Each year, the Leadership Somerset class is required to develop one or more projects for the benefit of the community. Because it is not always easy to identify valid community needs, the Class of 2021 is asking for assistance.
Leadership Somerset invites nonprofits, local governments and public educational institutions that serve residents of Somerset County to submit project ideas for consideration using an online form, which can be found at http://bit.ly/LSProjects21. The deadline for community project ideas is Monday, May 10.
Examples of past Leadership Somerset class projects can be found on our Spotlight on Class Projects page at www.leadershipsomerset.org. From the implementation of youth programs and financial literacy programs to implementing projects for local nonprofit organizations, Leadership Somerset participants have made a difference in the community.
Project ideas do not have to be completely fleshed out when submitted; however, proposals should have a definable goal that can be achieved by a small group of part-time volunteers working over a period of four months.
Over the last twenty years, Leadership Somerset Fellows have had an opportunity to work with many organizations, including the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP), the Arc of Somerset County, Middle Earth, Alternatives, Inc., Agape House, the Adult Day Center of Somerset County, CASA SHaW (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties), the Borough of Somerville, the Center for Great Expectations, the Foodbank Network of Somerset County and Safe + Sound.
Established in 2000, Leadership Somerset is a yearlong adult community leadership program sponsored by the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners.