Community Involvement: Leadership Opportunities In Denver by Shalelia Dillard

Community Involvement: Leadership Opportunities In Denver by Shalelia Dillard

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If you're like me and a lifelong learner, or you just want to build on your already amazing skills, there are several leadership programs, events and community programs for you to get involved with this fall. Take a look at my personal favorites in Denver.

Chinook Fund

The Chinook Fund brings a new look to philanthropy with their grass-roots fundraising for nonprofits in the community. If you are wanting to be more involved in your community, you should consider joining the Fall Giving Project Cohort which evaluates grant applications from nonprofits, raises money and distributes funding to programs that meet a holistic and multicultural criterion. With 30 other community members, you will be able to help the Denver Metro area, by offering your time and expertise in funding nonprofits that change our communities for the better. The program lasts for 6 months and with 9 meetings. If you are interested, there is an informational session September 18th, 2018. For more information you can visit their Facebook page here or their website for more information.

New Leaders Council of Denver

If you have always dreamed of becoming more involved with politics, then this leadership program is for you! The NLC recruits and trains the political and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Their main goal is to educate and build civic leaders in their communities and workforce. This is a national program with a reputation of building strong leaders in communities around the nation. If you are interested, NLC is having an informational session at Illegal Pete's on Broadway anytime between 6 - 8 pm on Tuesday, August 14. The leadership program starts in December.  For more information, visit their website!

Urban Leadership Foundation

Last and certainly not least is the ULF Connect Leadership program. I happen to be a member of this year’s cohort and I must say it is an amazing program! The ULF Connect is a ten-month program that helps Denver’s African American leaders become influential leaders in the fields of community leadership, politics, finance, and business. With bi-weekly classes, your cohort will become like your family members as you create legacy oriented community projects. Information sessions are usually held in December, along with the application deadline. If you would like to learn more about this program, you may contact me personally or visit the website.

Here is a list of other leadership programs in the Denver metro area. These leadership programs are amazing and offer you tools to be the change you want to see in your community.

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