Community Impact Projects

An important component of the Leadership Essentials program is the Community Impact Project (CIP). Program participants work together in small teams with a host organization on a consultant basis, addressing an organizational challenge or strategic issue. The goal of the CIP experience is twofold:

  1. Participants gain the opportunity to put their leadership skills into practice.
  2. Host organizations receive research and creative solutions that can be immediately applied.  

Both CIP hosts and Leadership Essentials participants gain a better understanding of community needs and a deeper appreciation for community involvement.

Meeting Your Organizational Needs

Does your non-profit organization have a project you would love to have completed but lack the time, expertise or available staff to do so?

A Leadership Essentials (LE) Project Team may be the answer!

Leadership Essentials teams are comprised of talented rising stars and eager young professionals from local corporations, government, non-profits and small businesses. Leadership Essentials provides these participants with a forum for skill development and opportunities to engage in meaningful community service activities, through completion of Community Impact Projects for local nonprofit organizations. Contact us with your questions - and/or join us for a brief information session to learn about the types of projects a Leadership Essentials team could accomplish for your organization. Turn your ideas into reality!


The Community Impact Project application due date for Leadership Essentials 2019 is Oct. 5, 2018. Participant work on the projects will begin in January 2019.


  • Howard County
    Lori Fuchs, program manager for LEHC or call 410-617-2303
  • Baltimore County
    Lori Raggio, program manager for LEBC or call 410-617-2303

Information Sessions

Have all of your questions answered, and ensure you have everything needed to submit a project application. Meet past project hosts and recent Leadership Essentials graduates.

Leadership Essentials Howard County Community Impact Project Information Session

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:00 PM

Loyola University Maryland Columbia Graduate Center

8890 McGaw Road

Columbia, MD 21045

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  • Part-time schedule option available
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