CCC’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) engages a select group of 80 Jewish teen volunteers in meaningful and direct community service by teaching critical leadership skills including:

  • Philanthropy through a Jewish lens
  • Issue education on homelessness and the cycle of poverty
  • Empathetic volunteerism
  • Partnership building
  • Identifying community needs
  • Project management
  • Event planning
  • Public speaking
  • Fundraising

CCC’s Leadership Development Program gives Jewish teens the opportunity to participate in a 1-4 year long cohort designed to teach them how to engage more than 700 teen volunteers in programs they plan for more than 2,100 children in need.



  • The teens in our Leadership Development Program represent 14 high schools around the city.
  • Some are members of synagogues and others are unaffiliated.
  • Teens in our program identify with all sects of Judaism.

Program Details

  • Each cohort begins in January and ends in December. Applications are available in the Fall for the upcoming year.
  • LDP sessions are held on Monday evenings from 7–9 pm at Congregation B’nai Torah (700 Mount Vernon Hwy NE Atlanta, GA 30328).
  • Programs and fundraisers will be at various locations and times.
  • Teens must be able to attend at least seven of the 10 sessions.
  • Teens may choose a minimum of four programs to attend (sign ups occur prior to each program).
  • In addition to the four selected programs, everyone must be able to attend Amy’s Holiday Party (the first Sunday of December).
  • Teens must be able to attend one Phonathon date.
  • The cost of the program is $300 per teen per year. Financial assistance is available as needed.

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

If you are interested in becoming an LDP participant, please sign up for our newsletter and contact Amy at to learn more.