To show true leadership in the region is to address the lack of access and opportunity for a growing number of our fellow residents. For more than half a million children and adults in greater Washington, there is no visible pathway to success. Careers do not seem possible to many adults, and college is not an option for many of the youth.
Leadership Greater Washington has hundreds of successful, creative, and compassionate members who know the power of a network, the importance of commitment, and the need for measurable outcomes of our efforts.
There may be no better source of social capital than LGW and this new project. Therefore, we are a introducing a new opportunity for members to serve communities in the region in a committed way resulting in specific outcomes for the greater good.
Announcing: LGW Outcomes
Through the Outcomes program, LGW members will be matched in a purposeful relationship with individuals or families served by LGW-member nonprofit organizations. The one-year commitment to the outcome is front and center, and both the nonprofit organization and the LGW volunteer agree before the relationship starts with the pursuit of that outcome.
A Wider Circle's participation in the Outcomes Project will focus on an LGW volunteer serving as a Job Coach for an individual seeking to obtain employment and advance in the workplace through A Wider Circle's Workforce Development Program. Interested volunteers should contact A Wider Circle's Workforce Development Coordinator, Amy Javaid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About A Wider Circle: The mission of A Wider Circle is to help one individual and one family after another to rise out of poverty. Learn More.
A-SPAN is looking for Career Coaches to provide support for clients. LGW coaches will volunteer to consistently provide A-SPAN participants with guidance and support as they apply for internships, jobs, and trade school opportunities. The LGW job coach and participant will work together for a year to establish rapport and work on resume writing, interview prep and securing employment. Prospective LGW coaches can email Ayana Bellamy at email@example.com.
About A-SPAN: A-SPAN’s mission is to secure permanent housing and provide life-sustaining services for Arlington’s most vulnerable individuals through outreach and relationships built on trust and respect. Learn More.
LGW Members volunteering with Posse as Career Coaches are successful professionals who provide Posse Scholars or alumni with advice and support as they compete for internships, fellowships, jobs, and graduate/professional school opportunities. Prospective coaches can email Posse D.C. at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete a short survey.
About the Posse Foundation: Posse extends public high school students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. Learn More.
Through the implementation of this new community initiative, LGW Members will be able to create substantive change through their community service engagement and allow Leadership Greater Washington to exemplify what is possible when leaders engage with purpose. We hope that you consider giving your time and talents to the phenomenal organizations listed above with a one-year commitment.
If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Kaplan at email@example.com or 202.465.3203