A National Resource to Support Excellence in Community Action

NYSCAA Community Action Emerging Leaders’ Institute

New York State Community Action Association

Community Action Emerging Leaders’ Institute

Community Action Emerging Leaders’ Institute Brochure

What is the Community Action Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI)?

ELI is a year-long leadership development program designed to build the capacity of future leaders within New York’s Community Action Network.  This collaborative learning experience incorporates:
  • Formal training to build skills and knowledge
  • Peer networking opportunities to build local and statewide relationships
  • Mentoring
  • Book talk(s) with books chosen by the group

Participants from CAAs in New York will explore their leadership styles, develop leadership aptitude and empower themselves and others.  By equipping Emerging Leaders with these critical skills, NYSCAA is ensuring that Community Action Agencies are able to continue the important work of helping people, changing lives -our mission that impacts hundreds of thousands of low and moderate-income New Yorkers every year.

Sampling of ELI Topics

Public Policy/Advocacy

Leadership/Management Skills

Budgeting: Program & Agency

Strategic Thinking/Planning

History of Community Action

Working with A Board of Directors


Program Development and Evaluation

HR issues for leaders

Presentation skills

And more!

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