LDP Alumni Program

LDP Lasts a Lifetime

Many former LDP participants take on leadership positions in college organizations and volunteer on their college campuses and beyond. We have alumni who are officers in their fraternities and sororities, involved in their local Hillels, and some are even pursuing nonprofit management as a career. We are so proud of their accomplishments, and love to keep in touch with these young adult leaders.
 
Our LDP Alumni Program exists to help reconnect former CCC/LDP participants with each other and with our organization. We aim to engage our alumni network by sharing CCC updates and offering a complete menu of options for getting involved with CCC as an adult volunteer.

Menu of Options

Whether it has been one year or many years since you were in CCC’s Leadership Development Program, we are so glad that you want to get involved again! There are so many ways that you can meaningfully reconnect with CCC. Our menu of options outlines many different opportunities to give back to CCC, reconnect with old friends, and continue making a difference in the lives of children and families experiencing hardship.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please email emily@cccprojects.org.

Local Opportunities:

Pack Smile Bags.

Children who attend CCC’s programs all receive Smile Bags containing personal care products, engaging activities, and school supplies, all packed by volunteers. Contact CCC to organize your own Smile Bag pack!

Organize a book drive.

CCC distributes thousands of donated books each year at our programs. We will accept any elementary and middle school aged books if they are in good condition, lightly used, and do not have any religious references.

Volunteer at AHP.

We’d love to welcome alumni back to volunteer at Amy’s Holiday Party! If you will be in town the first weekend of December and are interested in participating, please let us know so we can add you to the volunteer list!

Apply to be a LDP mentor.

Mentors facilitate LDP sessions, attend community outreach programs and participate in a training program. It is a great way to impact Jewish teens and help them grow as leaders.

Serve on a board committee.

Our board of directors’ subcommittees include education, development, programming, alumni engagement, governance, and finance.

Local or Long-Distance Opportunities:

Participate in our Annual Fall Fundraiser.

Call friends, family, or prior CCC donors, post on social media, host a bake sale, or come up with another creative idea to fundraise for CCC. We will provide you with all the materials to help make this successful.

Plan a meetup with other LDP Alumni.

This is a great way to reconnect with friends on your college campus or in your area, or to brainstorm other ways to get involved. Additionally, CCC will send you a gift card to help support your meetup.

Share a testimonial or personal story.

Personal stories of CCC’s impact are critically important when we apply for grants and other funding. Additionally, we love to share the experiences and successes of our LDP alumni on social media!

Provide advice to current LDP teens.

Connect with teens interested in learning more about your college or professional experiences! Let CCC know you’re willing to offer this type of mentorship and we will happily get you plugged in. 

Testimonials

What LDP Alumni say about CCC
  • “CCC taught me how to be a confident leader, advocate for myself and my community, and how to give back. Being able to go to college in a different state and having an urge to contribute to the community is not something every freshman feels, and I was looked up to for choosing to devote my time to the community in need.”

    Jessica Meyer
    LDP Alum
  • “CCC has given me the skills to become more involved on-campus. I have more confidence to seek leadership opportunities, and I am in a leadership role and my sorority and was recently offered an executive board position at my school’s Hillel!”

    Lauren Milstein
    LDP Alum
  • “CCC gave me a sense of direction in what volunteering I find most meaningful and beneficial to my own interests. It taught me the value in giving my time and efforts to my direct community. I also built leadership skills that I can apply to many aspects of my life.”

    Jereme Weiner
    LDP Alum
  • “I was very shy and quiet when entering LDP in 8th grade; I never thought of myself as a leader and wished I had the confidence and skills to stand in front of a group. By the end of high school, I completely transformed as an individual and a leader. LDP allowed me to learn, then teach my peers about homelessness, philanthropy, and fundraising while coordinating events throughout the year. I am so grateful for my time with Creating Connected Communities, as it has allowed me to implement what I learned in college and beyond.”

    Maddie Grosoff
    LDP Alum
  • “My experience volunteering and interning for Creating Connected Communities in high school has certainly impacted my interest in potentially pursuing a career in nonprofit management. It also highlighted to me the many issues facing our community–including homelessness and food insecurity. This experience empowered me to seek out volunteer opportunities [in college] that allow me to make a difference in the community.”

    Aaron Gordon
    LDP Alum

Stay in the Loop

Alumni! Sign up to receive CCC’s emails and stay in the know about all that’s going on, or join our Alumni Facebook Group and connect with other alums.