Leadership Development Program 2023

LDP 2023

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Thank you for your interest in joining Creating Connected Communities’ (CCC) Leadership Development Program (LDP)! CCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to bring life-enhancing programs to children experiencing hardship by empowering teens to become engaged community leaders and volunteers. CCC is committed to being an inclusive organization that represents diverse Jewish teens across Atlanta.
LDP engages Jewish teens in grades 8–12 in critical leadership skill building by providing hands-on volunteer opportunities at learning sessions and outreach programs. To hear about why you should join the program directly from our amazing teens, watch the video below!


Interested in applying for CCC’s Leadership Development Program but need more information? CCC is hosting an info session at LDP @ Jewish Federation Info Session on Thursday, December 1 at 7pm. RSVP to emily@cccprojects.org for details!


Due to the number of teens interested in CCC, spaces are limited for our 2023 cohort. You will hear from us in mid-December.

To apply for the program at our B’nai Torah and Temple Sinai locations, teens must be in either 8th or 9th grade.
To apply for the program at our Gesher L’Torah and Jewish Federation locations, teens must be in 8th-11th grades.

Calendar and Logistics:

  • To see our LDP 2023 spring session calendar, click here. We will share the spring program calendar by December 16. To see an example program calendar, click here.
  • The program runs from January to December 2023 (no sessions are held in June and July).
  • There is a yearly $350 fee. Scholarships are available. Sibling discount applied.

LDP Sessions:
These topics will be covered in the interactive and experiential education and program planning sessions:

  • CCC Overview & Jewish Leadership
  • Social Justice & Awareness Training
  • Becoming a Connected, Empathetic Volunteer & Program Planning
  • Understanding Mission, Vision & Community Needs
  • Project Management & Program Planning
  • Applying Fundraising Skills & Strategies to CCC’s Annual Fall Fundraiser
  • Becoming a Jewish Philanthropist
  • Amy’s Holiday Party Shopping & Program Planning

CCC Community Outreach Programs:
With your help, CCC will support 6,000+ children and families in our community in 2023 through:

  • Smaller-scale academic and game-based programs called “GOAL programs”
  • Festival-style programs
  • Amy’s Holiday Party

LDP Expectations:
Consistent participation and engagement of our teens is important to CCC’s success and to the leadership development of our teens. Responding to communication in a timely manner and demonstrating active participation in sessions and programs are important leadership skills.

  • Attend a minimum of 7 out of 10 LDP sessions;
  • And volunteer at a minimum of 4 outreach programs (including Amy’s Holiday Party) out of the 25+ offered in 2023.

A participation status update will be emailed to each teen in May and October. Teens who have met these requirements or communicated with us in advance will be invited to re-register for the next year.

Please complete the application below. Having trouble with the embedded form? Click here to access the application directly.

For questions, please email emily@cccprojects.org. Thank you!