Academy Class Projects

 

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                   LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

                     Community Service Class Projects

Mission:  (1) To develop and implement an initiative that addresses a community need.   (2) To provide an experiential opportunity for Leadership Academy fellows to practice leadership skills, project management, teamwork and advocacy.

Goals:  To better understand the different roles one can play, and the dynamics that exist throughout a team process. To yield tangible results that will benefit the MetroWest community.

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CLASS PROJECT HISTORY

1989

MetroWest Harvest – a “food rescue” organization that is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary of service

 

2001

Civic Engagement Forum for Community Leaders held at MassBay

Grant Proposal to bring Hospital Clown Troupe to MWMC

2002    

Cable TV show promoting Green-Up Day

“Homeless Family Transition Guide” for families in need

Creating an updated Alumni Directory

2003      

“Citizens School” After School Program on local government

Creating a Leadership MetroWest Alumni Association

2004   

Leadership Academy Scholarship Auction at Graduation

2005     

Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive

LMW Speakers Bureau

2006               

“MW School of Govt.” (for newly elected/appointed town officials)

Promoting/presenting an affordable housing awareness pilot  campaign   (“home@last”)

2007     

“Leadership Summit” for MW middle school students

2008

“Framazing” – A day to celebrate Framingham and promote the downtown business district “Day of Service” for the Boy Scouts Knox Trail Council

2009    

“Eco-nomics: Going Green Makes Local Cents” Forum

Marathon Day Food Collection Drive

2010 

”A Sustainable Giving Model,” a brochure/guide for conducting a successful & sustainable charitable drive

2011 

“We Care” bags with items & info for people leaving a dangerous situation at home suddenly

2012

“Shop & Explore MetroWest” – a collaborative project with the MW Tourism & Visitors Bureau to

promote regional economic development and raising funds for local food pantries

2013  

Veterans Scholarship Fund to enable a local veteran to participate in the Leadership Academy

Assisting LMW with sustainability through improved methods for connecting with alumni

2014

“Give.Serve. Care.”  A day of service program where 3 teams chose regional nonprofit organizations at which they could volunteer.

Keefe Tech: the team met with a group of graduating seniors to mentor them in the soft skills of finding a job and being a valued employee

Project Just Because: the team helped reorganize a warehouse filled with donated items for victims of domestic abuse

Family Promise: the team spent the day helping with tasks for this organization that provides shelter and services for homeless families