CCC’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) engages a select group of teen volunteers in meaningful and direct community service by teaching critical leadership skills including:

  • Empathy training
  • Issue Education on homelessness and the cycle of poverty
  • Partnership building
  • Community needs assessments
  • Project management
  • Event planning
  • Public speaking
  • Fundraising

The Leadership Development Program gives teens the opportunity to participate in a year-long cohort designed to teach them about nonprofit work, fundraising, public speaking, project management, advocacy work, and the issues surrounding the homeless population.

  • Each year, Jewish teens apply to participate in our program and work together to plan community-wide events that serve children and families in need throughout the Atlanta area.
  • The teens in our Leadership Development Program represent 14 high schools around the city.  Some are members of synagogues and others are unaffiliated.  They are parts of all sects of Judaism.
  • Each cohort begins in January and ends in December. Applications for each year’s committee will be available in December for the upcoming year.
  • The 65-75 Jewish teens in CCC’s Leadership Development Program use the skills they learn in each session to implement community programs each year.
  • In addition, our LDP teens raise over $20,000 each year through their community fundraising efforts and our teen phonathon.
  • The teens on our executive board lead sessions, plan the board structure, work “behind the scenes” with the adult mentors to coordinate the program, and make presentations on behalf of CCC in the community.

The Leadership Development Program has a proven long-term impact on our teens – our LDP alumni are joining Hillels, taking leadership roles in their sororities and fraternities, earning awards and scholarships and making professional choices based on their work with us.

Learn more about LDP and hear from some of our teens firsthand, watch this video:

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