Leaders in Engagement, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD)

About LEAD

Do you have a passion for community service? Are you interested in developing skills to take action on issues you care about? The Center for Civic Engagement’s impactBING CORE initiative is excited to launch the new Leaders in Engagement, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD) program. The LEAD program will connect Binghamton University students to meaningful engagement experiences outside of the classroom and provide students with the knowledge and skills to succeed as current and future community leaders. In addition to placing students in community positions, LEAD will provide the education, resources and support for students to translate their experiences into tangible professional, personal and civic skills. Workshops will focus on topics such as community history, professional etiquette, time management, resume building, interview skills, event planning, advocacy and critical service-learning. Designated time for reflection will allow LEAD students to discuss their experiences as a cohort. At the end of the semester, students can expect to be prepared to advance civic change and serve as valuable members of their community. 

Selected students will have the opportunity to work with the Center for Civic Engagement to:

  • Complete 2–5 hours of community service with a community organization per week
  • Participate in biweekly workshops Friday mornings from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. beginning Feb. 7 until May 1
  • Gain a better understanding of civic engagement through real-world experience
  • Advance their leadership skills on and off campus

We are looking for motivated students who are interested in the nonprofit and public sectors, and who have a desire to further explore civic engagement and enhance their leadership development. 

To apply: 

The spring 2020 application process is now closed.  

Additional information: 

This is an enriched service opportunity and no academic credit is offered to students who complete the program. 

Questions may be directed to Emily Motti at emotti1@binghamton.edu.