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Campus Leaders for Community Service

Do You Want to Become a Leader?

Consider Campus Leaders for Community Service, which encourages high-achieving students to engage in extracurricular activities that foster intellectual and personal growth.

What You’ll Do

  • Attend a one-day conference in the fall that covers the program requirements and includes a keynote speaker talking about an aspect of being an effective leader.
  • Complete four educational sessions, usually offered as one-day seminars, focusing on a different facet of leadership and career development.
  • Complete four hours of volunteer work such as participating in Make A Difference Day or the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

What You’ll Do

  • Explore the world of work including career possibilities and how to search for jobs, prepare a resume and meet professional expectations.
  • Gain the ability to work collaboratively, the ability to lead and support others and the ability to speak in public.
  • Become a more independent thinker, able to take the initiative and assume responsibility for your own actions and learning.
  • Become more effective as a verbal and nonverbal communicator, learning skills you can apply inpersonal, academic or professional contexts. You’ll also learn to organize ideas coherently and successfully articulate them to different audiences.
  • Improve your decision-making abilities and organizational skills, including time management, budgeting and setting goals.
  • Develop a sense of purpose and self-awareness that will remain with you after the program.

Program Requirements

Open to incoming freshman and CLC students taking credit classes with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

  • Participate in THREE workshops from Succeed at CLC’s Leadership Workshop Series.
  • ONE off-campus individual or group project per fall and per spring semester. Minimum 10 hours per project, including planning, travel and on-site volunteering.
  • Choose one of the following:
    • ONE on-campus outreach project. Minimum four hours for planning and volunteering, or
    • THREE additional Leadership Workshops, or
    • participate in the Faculty Mentor Program.
  • Pre-approval by Student Activities and documentation.
  • Project paperwork due one week after project completion.

How to Apply

  • Obtain an application in the Student Life office in Room C101 on the Grayslake campus.
  • Fill out the application and submit typed answers to the three questions on the application.
  • Provide your college transcript, or if you are an incoming freshman, your high school transcript.
  • Submit all materials to the Student Life Office in Room C101.