Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Deadline Approaching to Apply for Bergen LEADS Class of 2016

Applications are due April 11, 2015, for Bergen LEADS, an innovative, 10-month learning and leadership program for adults who live or work in Bergen County.

Men and women from the private sector, nonprofit agencies and government organizations, as well as community volunteers, are encouraged to submit an application form, available at www.bergenleads.org

Bergen LEADS is sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, which has successfully engaged Bergen County residents in civic life for more than 40 years. Bergen LEADS - led by former Bergen County Executive William “Pat” Schuber - carries on that tradition by providing an extraordinarily rich, diverse and stimulating program focusing on topical issues, leadership and community trusteeship. 

“We’re seeking individuals from all ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds who espouse different political, religious and social views,” says Mr. Schuber. “In short, we want our class to represent and celebrate the rich diversity of Bergen County.”

Participants will be selected on the basis of demonstrated interest in the community, achievement in their professions and/or volunteer activities, and potential for responsible and effective leadership.

For more information on the Bergen LEADS program, go to www.bergenleads.org or call Beanne DeGuzman at 201-489-9454. ext. 112, or email bdeguzman@bergenvolunteers.org

Bergen LEADS is supported by funding from the Lillian Pitkin Schenck Fund, United Water Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Hudson City Savings Charitable Foundation and the Palisades Educational Foundation.

Bergen LEADS is a program of The Volunteer Center of Bergen County. The Volunteer Center strengthens the community by connecting people through service and developing civic leaders.

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