The Enterprise Center

Community Leaders training in West Philly

Posted on February 9, 2015

Enterprise Center Recruiting Community Leaders

The cornerstone of any community is its residents, which is why TEC-CDC staff have developed a training program called Community Leaders for residents to strengthen their skills in order to compete in today’s job market.

TEC-CDC staff coach and support Community Leaders throughout the program, and every March, there is an intensive two week training that focuses on five community concepts:

1)Effective Communication
2) Customer Service
3) Problem Solving
4) Community Awareness and
5) Service Leadership.

These concepts are reinforced at monthly trainings from April to October. The Community Leaders program is open to all Walnut Hill residents who want to improve their lives and their community.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

As part of the training, TEC-CDC connects Community Leaders to their neighbors and the broader community. Our community engagement practice is designed to strengthen the social fabric of the neighborhood by providing the tools to develop meaningful communal relationships.

Community Leaders will be trained to conduct surveys; provide timely, relevant connections to social services; extend the local outreach capacity of public education campaigns; and develop new initiatives to improve the neighborhood.

Service Project

All Community Leaders participants are required to plan and implement a service project in order to graduate from the program. A service project could be a neighborhood block clean-up, an educational workshop or a community event. This gives participants an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned and further engage the community. After completing the program, Community Leaders have the knowledge and confidence to become true leaders in their community.

For more information about Community Leaders, contact Lorna Peterson at or (215) 895-4040.

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