Members of the Class of 2017
created a sensory playground at the Jerry Davis Center for Children and Families.
Leadership Somerset Seeks Community Project Ideas
THE CLASS OF 2021 WANTS TO HELP IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITYCommunity leaders take responsibility for the well-being and improvement of their communities. Members of the Leadership Somerset class want to improve their community, have something to contribute, and aren't the type to wait around for others to get the job done. They need your project ideas today.
COMMUNITY PROJECT IDEAS NEEDEDOur class members are excited by the prospect of giving back to the community, but they need ideas! You know what challenges residents are trying to overcome, so give them an opportunity to help. Submit a project idea for consideration by completing our easy online form (available on this page) by May 10. Looking for examples of past projects? See our Spotlight on Class Projects.
Project ideas are sought from nonprofit agencies, local governments, and public educational institutions that serve residents of Somerset County. If you've always had that big idea but never had the staff, volunteers or time to pull it together, this may be your opportunity.
PREVIOUS CLASSES HAVE COMPLETED PROJECTS WITH MANY AGENCIES, INCLUDING:
* Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP)
* Adult Day Center of Somerset County
* Somerset Medical Center Blood Donor Room (now RWJUH Somerset)
* Alternatives, Inc.
* Volunteers of America—Agape House
* Center for Great Expectations
* Foodbank Network of Somerset County
* Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties
* Borough of Somerville Environmental Commission
Guidelines for Community Project Idea Submissions
· Project ideas will be accepted from nonprofit agencies, local governments, and public educational institutions that serve Somerset County residents.
· Projects should be large enough in scope to utilize the skills of 6-25 people who come with different skills and experience.
· Projects do not have to benefit the entire county. A specific town, neighborhood, community or group of persons (i.e., children in foster care) is acceptable.
· Projects should be more complex than something that can be completed all in one day, and should involve partherships and collaborations in addition to strategic thinking and problem solving.
· Projects may not be partisan, religious or discriminatory in nature and cannot have fundraising or advocacy as a primary focus, but class teams can help solicit funds/in-kind donations to complete the project.
· Project ideas should have the support of the proposal submitter’s governing body/board/etc.
· Ideas do not have to be completely fleshed out, but the project should have a definable goal that can be achieved by a small group of volunteers within a 4- to 5-month period between July and December 2021.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROJECT IDEA
· Complete our easy online form (available on this page) by May 10.
· Submissions will be reviewed for feasibility by Leadership Somerset staff before being presented to the class.