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Apply for a Spot in the Obama Foundation's Community Leadership Corps

Posted 03/13/2019
Submitted by Lynn Baronas
Category: Student Announcements

The Obama Foundation's Community Leadership Corps (CLC) is coming to Hartford this year!

The CLC offers a unique opportunity to learn about community organizing, leadership and project management.  Selected participants will also have the opportunity to network with local organizations, as well as leaders and members of the Foundation's alumni base.  In his statement introducing the program to Hartford, Obama Foundation CEO David Simas said the goal is to bring together budding leaders and "give them the skills to take their passion and put it into action."

To qualify for the CLC, you must be between the ages of 18 and 25, and must be able to commit to 5-10 hours/week for three in-person training sessions (June 7-9; August 16-18; and Nov. 8-10).  While the CLC program does not offer monetary compensation to participants, teams will have access to funding to support the implementation of their community projects as well as for ground transportation and meals.

People in Hartford have until March 24 to apply for this year's program.  Organizers said 100 people will be chosen to participate.