Multicultural Leadership Academy

Multicultural Leadership Academy

Multicultural Leadership Academy

The Multicultural Leadership Academy is hosted by the Center for Community Research & Education at Lewis University, in collaboration with Family Bridges and the Spanish Community Center. The purpose of the Academy is to bring together and train emerging leaders to meet the leadership challenges and opportunities that our diverse suburbs face in the nonprofit sector.  Through the academy, you will become part of a strong network that can call upon each other to continue making Will County a great place for all to live. 

Benefits of participation include: 

  • Leadership development through skills such as public speaking, nonprofit basics, collaboration, etc.
  • A broader understanding of the social, economic and political dynamics of a multicultural community.
  • Engaging with the local community by applying new skills and knowledge to a community-based capstone project. 
  •  Networking with peers and experts in the nonprofit field committed to cross-cultural dialogue and social change

To maximize these benefits, this program will meet in person on Saturday, September 24, and continue virtually through November 12. On Saturday, November 19, there will be an in-person graduation ceremony. Each session will be 9am-1pm. In-person meetings will be at Lewis University. Virtual meetings will be via Zoom. Speakers include professors, nonprofit executive directors, experienced grantwriters, retired business executives, among others.

Applications are due September 5. Click HERE to apply.