- APRIL   2019 -

  What if we invest in training our people and then they leave? 
What if we don't invest in them and they stay!
Dear Friends,

It's easy to recognize the value of staff training and professional development when you're with an organization dedicated to leadership! I have a front row seat to witness transformational changes in people at all levels in business, non profit, higher education, and governmental organizations. I can't count the number of times someone has told me that Leadership Harrisburg Area changed their life. I can't keep track of the thanks and appreciation we receive from people who tell me that one LHA program or another increased their community awareness; challenged their perspectives; improved their leadership; led to a promotion at work; led to an important community service role; created a meaningful business connection for them; or even opened the door to new friendships.
 
So I ask, what are you waiting for?! If you haven't already participated in a LHA program, what's stopping you? You deserve to experience our programming for yourself! If you can't commit to our full 9-month Community Leadership Series, maybe our day-long Beyond Leadership training is for you. If you're at an executive level, the 2019 Executive Leadership Series class is forming now.  Maybe scheduling The Color Code or a team building workshop for your group.  Maybe you want to polish your board service skills and could partake in our free Board Strong video series.  If you've participated in a LHA program, maybe you want to recommend Leadership Harrisburg Area to a friend or colleague.
 
Many people say they can't afford to invest in training for themselves or staff members. I respond by saying that you can't afford not to. As a very wise person once said to me "Una, how can you take Leadership Harrisburg Area to the next level if YOU aren't growing as a leader?" "Leadership Harrisburg Area," he said, "can only grow as much as you grow." I learned that investing in my professional development is an investment in the organization that I care so much about and I made a commitment to continued education in a variety of formats.   You can too!
 
Consider this letter a personal invitation for YOU to join Leadership Harrisburg Area. Consider this the encouragement to invest in yourself so that you can develop leaders around you. Consider this a reminder that your level of success can't exceed your level of personal development. Central Pennsylvania needs you.  Your organization needs you.  Community organizations need you.  Your team needs you to be the very best that you can be. 
 
Learn more about Leadership Harrisburg Area by visiting www.leadershipharrisburg.org or by calling 717-216-5200 to discuss current opportunities.

Thank you!
Una Martone, '07
President & CEO
Leadership Harrisburg Area 
Do you love a good party?  Want to contribute to the Central Pennsylvania community?  We have just what you are looking for.  Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is seeking energetic, enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to help plan An Evening at the Barre, its premiere fundraising event.   Volunteers are asked to help with corporate sponsorships, auction item solicitation and event planning.  An Evening at the Barre will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 5-10 PM at the Hilton Harrisburg.  Meetings to plan the event will be held April 24, June 12, August 14 and September 11 from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Capital Blue Cross Retail Store in Enola.  Committee members will be eligible to receive one free ticket to the gala.  To learn more, contact Asheleigh Forsburg at 717-254-8945, or forsburg@cpyb.org.
The Cumberland County Democratic Committee is seeking an experienced fundraiser to help them pro bono revamp their current efforts and teach our group of enthusiastic volunteers how to effectively raise money.  We also need help coordinating a new capital campaign as well as running training seminars for candidates on how to fundraise for their own campaigns.  If interested, please contact Maurice Reeves at 717-649-7000 or maurice.reeves@gmail.com.
The Helen M. Simpson Rehab Hospital  is committed to providing an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment.  We hold a one hour monthly meeting to review Patient Safety issues affecting the hospital. We are looking for at least two volunteers to attend this meeting. Community volunteers are essential in providing layman viewpoints and ask great questions to assist us in providing excellent patient care. Call  Brett McChesney  at 717.421.1394  or email  bmcchesney@simpson-rehab.com  for details.
Hope Within Ministries is growing and serving a record number of patients.  Medical patients may wait up to 2-3 weeks to be seen by one of our providers. We want to see each patient in a timely manner to meet their medical needs, for both acute care and health maintenance.  We are looking for individuals in the medical field who would consider serving with us for 1-2 half days a month:  PAs - Physician Assistants;   CRNPs - Nurse Practitioners;  MDs - Doctor of Medicine and  DOs - Doctor of Osteopathy. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Chelsea Bright at Chelsea.Bright@hopewithin.org or call 717-367-9797 x303.
JDRF, formerly known as The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is seeking committed, dynamic, and energized community leaders within the Central Pennsylvania region to serve on its Advocacy, Corporate Development, Outreach, Gala and Walk committees of its Central PA Chapter. Interested individuals should have time and interest to devote to being an active volunteer to support our vision of a world without type 1 diabetes. For more information, please contact Natasha Lewis, Executive Director, at 717-395-9778 or nclewis@jdrf.org.
Junior Achievement needs volunteers for STEM, REAL Life and YES. The following one day events need more volunteers!  Click volunteer, or contact Allison Kierce at 717-843-8028 or  akierce@jascpa.org.

REAL Life
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Cumberland Valley High School
REAL Life
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Cumberland Valley High School
STEM
Friday, April 5, 2019
Cedar Cliff High School
STEM
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Central Dauphin High School
STEM
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Central Dauphin High School
STEM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Halifax High School
REAL Life
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Central Dauphin East High School
REAL Life
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Central Dauphin East High School
YES
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Yellow Breeches Middle School
YES
Monday, May 20, 2019
Camp Hill Middle School
YES
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Good Hope Middle School
STEM
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Lower Dauphin High School
YES
Friday, May 31, 2019
Eagle View Middle School
Junior Achievement has been running its STEM program at area high schools for six years. Now it's the volunteers' turn to compete! Is YOUR DREAM TEAM ready?  Sign up here for one of the following dates: May 7 at the Capital City Airport, New Cumberland, May 16 at Listrak Corporate Offices, Lititz or May 22 at Memorial Hall, York Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 5:30 PM. Event runs from 6-8 PM.   For more information contact Kim Zech at 717-843-8028 or kzech@jscpa.org
The  LGBT Center  is looking for volunteers!  Do you like people? Don't mind greeting visitors and answering questions? Are you available some daytime hours during the week? Friendly and reliable volunteers are needed to cover our front desk so that the Center can be open during the day! If you're interested, please fill out our  volunteer form  and select "receptionist". Not your thing? There are other volunteer opportunities too! Check out the website .
Volunteers wanted! 
Newport High School will conduct Mock Interviews on  April 23 from 8:30 AM-2:45 PM . If interested, please contact Becky Kephart at  pccc@perrycountychamber.org or Karen Smith at 
The  PA FBLA and the State Leadership Conference in Hershey will be held April 8-9, 2019.  We need volunteers to fill judging spots. There are over 50 different competitions that will be occurring over the course of two days and over half of them include presentations. Please consider volunteering your time to help our students become stronger business leaders. Please use this link to sign up. For questions or more information, please email Derek Selleck, Competitive Events Coordinator, at  dselleck@pafbla.us.
Do you enjoy the outdoors? The Friends of Pinchot State Park is looking for volunteers. We  help the State Park at Gifford Pinchot maintain the park and campground and assist with environmental efforts and learning experiences for neighboring children at the Education Learning Center. To volunteer p lease contact Terry Christopher at tchristopher1958@gmail.com or call 717-877-2978.
Ushers Needed for Concerts - The Susquehanna Chorale is looking for ushers to help at its Spring Concerts. The Susquehanna Chorale is a national award-winning adult choral ensemble, based in central Pennsylvania. Performances are Friday, May 10, at Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey, and Saturday, May 11, at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, both at 8 p.m. Concerts last for about 90 minutes. Ushers are needed to greet guests and hand out programs before performances, and to collect surveys from patrons as they exit. Ushers are invited to stay and enjoy the concert! For more information or to volunteer, call or e-mail Katie Hammaker, Director of Development and Marketing, at 717.796.5075 or dev@susquehannachorale.org.
 
Office Volunteers Sought - The Susquehanna Chorale is looking for volunteers to help with various administrative tasks at its Mechanicsburg office. For more information or to volunteer, call or e-mail Katie Hammaker, Director of Development and Marketing, at 717.796.5075 or dev@susquehannachorale.org.
Since converting The Salvation Army food pantry to a choice shopping model, we have doubled the number of people we are serving each month including larger families and those with specific dietary needs.  W e need volunteers to assist clients with Choice Food Pantry and breakfast feeding program. If you can assist, please click hereFor more information, contact Kathy Anderson-Martin at kathy.anderson-martin@use.salvationarmy.org

We are expanding our board! Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope located in Uptown Harrisburg near Polyclinic is a faith-based, FREE primary healthcare clinic serving the uninsured and underserved in the Greater Harrisburg communities. We provide health care and prescription medicines as well as health education and the promotion of health to adults 18 years and older. We welcome all! For more information, please call Dave Getz at 717-234-4182 or email at dgetz@wwwpalaw.com, or Deb  McClain, executive director at 717-418-1829 or email at  executivedirector@beaconclinicpa.org .
Bretheren Housing Association is looking for new board members  with financial and legal expertise.  BHA provides housing and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness.  BHA is a faith-based organization restoring hope to hurting individuals and families. While faith is our motivation, we do not require those who serve to profess a faith or participate in religious activities. For additional information, please contact Crystal Brown, Executive Director717-233-6016 or cbrown@bha-pa.org.
The Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA) in Grantville is growing its board of directors.  Since 1985 CATRA has offered an opportunity for Capital Area residents from all generations with all types of special and typical needs to establish an atmosphere of support, respect, and health in an equestrian farm environment. We offer a therapeutic riding experience to those able to benefit from it.  CATRA also offers opportunities and events well beyond its weekly therapeutic riding program including its Miniature Horse and Equine-Assisted Programming as well as Paws N' Read in support of childhood literacy.  All interested individuals, especially those with strategic planning, legal, IT infrastructure, or human services experience encouraged to contact Mike Babbitt at  Mike@catra.net .
Central Pennsylvania Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is looking for  Executive Committee Members to assist with fundraising efforts, corporate sponsorships and corporate fundraising. Executive Committee Members work to secure new partners within the community as sponsors and corporate teams. Executive Committee Members help LLS drive NEW REVENUE and help Light The Night achieve its overarching goal. An informational meeting will be held on May 16. For more details, please contact Marsha Jackson at 717-736-7193 or  Marsha.Jackson@lls.org.
Scouting for Board Members!  Become a Board Member for  CONTACT Helpline . Help bridge the gap between community needs and CONTACT Helpline. Through decision making, fundraising, and building rapport within the community, you will be helping the people in your community receive the resources they need to lead a more fulfilling life.  For more information, please contact Alyson Long, Program Supervisor, at 717-652-4987 Ext. 2001
Dauphin County Library System seeks board members to join in the mission of strengthening our Dauphin County community by promoting literacy and providing resources and services for information, education, and recreation.  The board meets monthly.  To learn more about  the Library  please contact Karen Cullings, Interim Executive Director, at   kcullings@dcls.org  or 717-234-4961 ext. 1105 for more information.
The HANNA Education Foundation's  mission is to assist Susquehanna Township School District in meeting the needs of students providing equitable access to an innovative educational experience.   If you are interested in serving as a Trustee to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students, families, and teachers in our community, contact Lori Shienvold, Executive Director, at hef@hannafoundation.org or visit hannafoundation.org
The Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center' s (HCPAC) Board of Director s is seeking diverse individuals who are passionate about impacting today's youth and young adults.  The following committees are actively seeking new members:  Finance Committee - assists in the management of finances;  Development Committee -  responsible for oversight and coordination of all HCPAC fundraising activities;  Church & Community Outreach - responsible for the public presentation of HCPAC to the community.   Building & Grounds Committee - responsible for overseeing the building and grounds;  Safety & Security Committee - regularly examines the building, grounds, operation and policies of the organization with respect to the safety and security of students, guests and volunteers.  P lease email Sherry Webb at  swebb@thehcpac.org to receive more information to receive more information about serving on one of these committees.
Do you enjoy beautifully performed choral music?  If so, come join us!  The Harrisburg Singers  is looking for servant leaders (specifically those with a financial or business background, social media expertise and/or fundraising experience) to serve on its Board of Directors. Additionally, we are seeking an individual to fill the role of Treasurer.  The Harrisburg Singers' mission is to  set the standard for virtuosity and tonal beauty in choral performance for Central Pennsylvania and beyond. We aspire to be innovative, inspiring and artistically adventuresome. We dedicate ourselves to imparting to our audiences the real joy that lives in great choral literature from a variety of musical traditions. Please contact Whitney Sherbocker (LHA Class of 2011) with any questions and interest at  wsherbocker@gmail.com or 717-385-7511 (cell).
Join our Board of Directors!  Since 1957, the  Harrisburg Police Athletic League  serves the greater Harrisburg community through its unique mentor programs, which are based on positive interactions between law enforcement and our young people. Together, with athletic and character development programming, these relationships help to further trust, respect, and hope. The time commitment is dependent on the role you wish to fill, with a minimum of attending a board meeting every other month. To discuss this opportunity, please contact Anbria Bates at admin-2014@harrisburgpal.org or call 717-233-3104.
Are you  interested in making a difference in the lives of Central PA teens?  Medard's House is  a start-up faith based organization that wants to build a hands-on board. We provide a safe place where teens are met, at whatever "place" they are in, with whatever they need. Sporting opportunities, a home-cooked meal, homework support, spiritual growth, arts, mentoring, and connection to other services are offered to those in need. It is a place where teens are loved like family.   Interested persons please contact Gigi Jantos  at gigijantos@gmail.com.
Open Stage of Harrisburg , a professional non-profit theatre located downtown, is seeking professionals interested in serving on its board and committees. The theatre company is entering into its 33rd season of contemporary theatre, starting this fall. Interested in joining the team? Contact join@openstagehbg.com for more information. 
The Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is recruiting new Board of Trustee members to support the mission of the NMSS. People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Trustees work together with Chapter staff and Society Leadership to raise revenue and awareness within a 56 county-wide territory of Pennsylvania to achieve MS breakthroughs.  Please contact Anne Mageras, Chapter President, anne.mageras@nmss.org, or 412-261-6347, ext, 63203 to discuss opportunities. 
The Premier Arts and Science Charter School in Harrisburg is seeking board members with legal and financial backgrounds. Additional board members are also needed to support our mission and vision, "To provide access to a world-class education for every student, without exception, using a back-to-basics approach to learning integrating science, technology, and the arts." If you are interested in learning more, please contact Darlene Smith at 717-648-8790 or dmsmith316@aol.com.
The Nobody's Cats Foundation  needs your help to keep its fee for community cat spay/neuter, vaccines and related services affordable to the public! Board members can assist with fundraising and other financial programs to help lessen our burden of the $35 per-cat fee and and other costs. Do you have an idea for an event or strategy that might help us raise funds? Unique, out-of-the-box? Or just a proven favorite? We're open to your ideas. To learn more about us, visit our website or Facebook  page to learn more about our mission, or contact Christine Arnold at  carnold@nobodyscats.org or call 1-855-867-4228.
Spring Calendar of Events!  The spring season comes alive at Dauphin County Parks and Recreation with an exciting line up of great indoor and outdoor spring  programs, live music, activities for kids, and much more for your entertainment pleasure. Click here for the full calendar of events. 
Leadership Harrisburg Area's Community Leadership Series Class of 2019 will host an alumni Happy Hour and Guest Bartending on April 3 from 5-7 PM at Rubicon, 270 North Street, Harrisburg. Guests will be instructed on how to order their drinks in sign language to raise awareness for a current class member who is hearing impaired. To support these efforts, Rubicon will be donating 20% of the event proceeds back to Leadership Harrisburg Area to help cover the costs of the year-long language  interpreting services.  All are welcome to attend!
St. Stephen's Episcopal School is celebrating 40 years of serving a diverse student population in the heart of Harrisburg City. Join us for our Ruby Gala on April 6 at 6:00 PM, at the Civic Club of Harrisburg. In 1978, St. Stephen's Episcopal School opened its doors to students with regional, socio-economic, and cultural diversity. With "The City is our School" as our motto, St. Stephen's continues to provide a rigorous academic program with small class sizes and a family atmosphere. Together, we can provide another 40 years of education in the great city of Harrisburg and make this education available to all! Register here
You are invited to the YWCA's Cards with Heart Artist's Reception on Thursday, April 11 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM at The Hilton HotelThe reception will feature local artist Vania Hardy. Vania will auction her painting "Act of Creation," the artwork showcased on this year's YWCA Cards with Heart, with proceeds benefiting the YWCA.   Cards with Heart will be available for purchase at the reception!  The cost of one card ($5) goes toward a night of safe shelter for a woman and her child at the YWCA. Attendance is free, and the YWCA will be offering complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar to all attendees. RSVP here
You are invited to Before the Curtain, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet's Young Professional Networking Mixer on April 11, 5 PM   at Whitaker Center. Enjoy a private reception and dress rehearsal of Alan Hineline's Romeo and JulietRSVP by April 5 to Asheleigh Forsburg forsburg@cpyb.org 717-254-8945.
Join us on April 12 for Leadership Harrisburg Area's Beyond Leadership featuring Una Martone, President & CEO, Leadership Harrisburg Area and Eric Savage, Owner, Freedom Auto Group. Learn the 10 essentials of servant leadership via an interactive, multi-media format. You will immediately be able to establish a servant leader culture in your organization.  The session runs from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM at the Dixon University Center.  Register here
Join HYP for the 7th Annual Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup on April 13 from 9 AM - 1 PM To celebrate Earth Day, hundreds of your neighbors will hit the streets with bags and gloves to make Harrisburg a cleaner place to live, work, and play. Last year, over 300 volunteers removed over 23 tons of trash, tires, and e-waste from our capital city in a single day! With your help, this community-wide event can be an great success. Register here
The April CBW Roundtable presents T he Power of Diversity & Inclusion in Your Life on April 17, 8 AM at Central Penn College. What is diversity? How can we make sure we are inclusive in all aspects of our lives? Where do we begin? Our panelists will discuss their experiences in strengthening diversity and inclusion practices. Panelists include:  Aaysha Noo r, President of Asian American Pakistani Heritage Central PA; Todd Snovel, Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs; Maria James-Thiaw, author of three collections of poetry, one spoken word CD and the award-winning play, Reclaiming My Time: An American Griot Project and Jeannine Peterson, chief executive officer of Hamilton Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center. Register here
The YWCA Junior Board invites you to join them for  Spring Happy Hour,  April 18 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Level 2 . Enjoy live music by Joe Cigan and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the YWCA's  Camp Reily.  Tickets are $20 in advance.  Click here for tickets. 
Join   Executive Women International, in partnership with Leadership Harrisburg Area, on  April 18 at 5:30 PM at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg for Lead By Example. We proudly present Dr. Margee Ensign, the 29th President of Dickinson College and former President of the American University of Nigeria, AUN.  During her tenure at UAN, Ensign was recognized for her response to escalating violence during the Boko Haram insurgency.  Register here
Join TFEC on April 18 for the Women's Fund Annual Grantee Recognition Breakfast,  7:30 AM at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. Be inspired by the 2018 Women's Fund grantees as they share their powerful stories about the ways they are changing the lives of women and girls in our region. Register here
Join HYP for the CEO Roundtable Series on April 19 from 7:30 - 9 AM at the  Ad Lib, Hilton Harrisburg, featuring  John Dame - Business Strategist, Leadership Coach, & Author. John operated a standalone AM radio station in the 1970s, and over the next 21 years, his family grew their business into a 23-station chain. In 1998 Dame Media was sold to Clear Channel Communications for $85M. John founded Dame Gallagher Networks in 1999 to syndicate national talk radio host, Mike Gallagher, out of New York City. Now, he owns and operates Dame Management Strategies and consults worldwide with CEOs and their executive teams. Register here
Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania  invites you the 21st Annual Visions of Monte Carlo, Friday April, 26, 2019 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg. Event registration begins at 5:30 PM. This signature fundraising event is a celebration of friends supporting the agency's mission and recognition of the 98th year of service for the organization. Festivities include a seated dinner, auctions, live music, casino-style games including Blackjack, or 21, and more. T o place your ticket reservation please call Cheryl Cuddy, Director of Community Relations at 717-238-2531 or visit www.vrocp.org.
Northern Dauphin Christian School is hosting their annual auction and dinner on April 27 at Grace United Methodist Church in Millersburg. Doors open at 3:30 PM to preview the silent auction which begins at 4 PM followed by dinner, provided by Traci's Place, entertainment (TBA). We end the evening with a live auction. Tickets are free but not guaranteed. There are table sponsor opportunities and then those tickets are guaranteed. If you would like more information on the evening and the auction items please visit our website at banquet.northerndauphinchristian.org. For ticket information please call Heidi Mace at 717-692-1940. 
Join us on Saturday, April 27 for The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg  Race Against Racism 5K run/walk promotes awareness of racism in our community and raises vital funds to support our racial justice programsThe revenue from our race helps support our social justice programs and mission focused community outreach. Registration at 7:30 AM. 5K starts at 8:30 AM.  Register here
Join Harrisburg Young Professionals on  April 27  for the 21st Annual Forster Street Cleanup. H elp us clean up litter, pull weeds, and beautify this well-traveled gateway to Harrisburg. Food, drink, gloves, and safety gear will be provided. Tools will be provided, but bringing your own will leave more for others. First 50 RSVP's receive a free event T-shirt (you must register by April 19).  Register here
Celebrate with us on May 10 for Leadership Harrisburg Area's 2019 Community Leadership Series Graduation from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. Join us as we welcome the newest class into the ranks of our esteemed alumni. Register here.
Join us on May 11 at 8 AM for Randi's Race for Hope and Courage, a 5K Run/Walk in memory of Nancy Chavez's beloved daughter, Randi Lee Trimble. Randi was murdered in East Pennsboro Township on January 10, 2003 by a hit man hired by her husband. Both men are now serving life terms with no chance of parole. Since her daughter's death, Nancy has been an advocate for victims of domestic violence. In 2011, she established  Randi's House of Angels (RHOA), a project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, fiscal sponsor, that supports children who experience and/are victims of domestic violence. Register here
Join HYP for the 21st Annual Home Tour on Saturday, May 11th from 2:00-6:00 PM showcasing Downtown Harrisburg! The 2019 Home Tour will feature beautiful homes, businesses and resident hotspots that make Harrisburg a fun place to live, work and play.
Following the tour portion guests will be invited to our SoMA Block Party in partnership with Sara Bozich and Harristown Enterprises.  There will be free food, drinks, and music for Home Tour guests. Register here
The Susquehanna Art Museum presents Visions of Place: Complex Geographics in Contemporary Israeli Art. This is a powerful exhibit offering a unique glimpse into the terrain and culture of contemporary Israel. The exhibit runs through  May 19, 2019. The museum is located at 14-1 North Third Street, Harrisburg. Exhibit hours Tuesday-Saturday from 10AM-5PM with extended hours on Wednesdays until 7 PM. Sunday hours are from 12 noon-5 PM. Contact Lauren Nye at LNye@SusquehannaArtMuseaum.org for more information.
Join us May 21 & 22 at the Harrisburg Hilton for the 5th Annual PA Community Alliance Summit presented by the PA Developmental Disabilities Council.  This Summit is a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression. Register here
The  Emerging Philanthropist Programa partnership with TFEC and Harrisburg Young Professionals, will  host the 3rd Annual Harrisburg Hoopla on June 1. Our goal is to raise unrestricted funds for local nonprofit organizations and unite our community in support. Teams compete in 10-12 track and field day style activities. Each team competes for a local nonprofit organization of their choice in hopes to win a portion of event proceeds for that nonprofit. Register here
Penn State Harrisburg's Office of Continuing Education and School of Public Affairs are offering a one-day workshop on July 18 from 9 AM - 6 PM at Penn State Harrisburg Campus. This one-day workshop tackles the "difficult" topics surrounding the day-to-day realities of "gender" entrenched within various arenas in relationship to leadership. Subtopics of the programs are the following: communication, diversity, legal issues, conflict resolution, self-assessment, accountability and so much more. Reserve one of the limited seats to this event.  Participants who register for the one-day workshop will receive .75 CEUs (Continuing Education Units), 7.5 hours. For more information, contact Dr. Firestone at  blf3@psu.edu   or 717-948-6538. Register here
CAPSTONE
is a program designed to provide comprehensive treatment and support for young adults ages 16-30 experiencing early psychosis.  CAPSTONE is a team approach offering clinical assessment, peer support, treatment, and on-going supported employment and education to the individual and their family.  CAPSTONE uses an evidenced based model called NAVIGATE based upon research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health.

CAPSTONE is for c urrent residents of Dauphin County; y oung adults between the ages of 16-30; p ersons experiencing their first episode of psychosis and i ndividuals and families willing to participate in services.

CAPSTONE is the collaborative effort of three agencies:  Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI),  Case Management Unit ( CMU) and YWCA of Greater Harrisburg.
  • PPI is a multi-faceted treatment provider in Central Pennsylvania and will provide Team Leadership, psychiatric services, and clinical treatment including Individual Resiliency Training, and family education services.
  • CMU is a case management agency responsible for case management and peer support services to persons enrolled in CAPSTONE.
  • YWCA of Greater Harrisburg is a community agency with a diverse service array and will provide supported employment and education.
Hope Within Ministries is a faith based, free health center located in Elizabethtown, PA is in need of a part-time Medical Director. Time commitment is 5 hours per week, 3-4 times per month.  The Medical Director candidate should have proficiency and comfort treating all age groups, managing chronic health conditions common in the uninsured such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Additionally, we welcome a candidate who is comfortable treating individuals with drug and/or alcohol addiction through use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Please send all inquiries to Donita Sturgis, President at Donita.sturgis@hopewithin.org or call 717-575-6853.
Calling all Artists! 
LGBT needs help from local artists who want to make a difference! We are looking for art donations for our ARTS of PA program. We will accept paintings, stickers, pottery, apparel, and much more! All donated art will be sold online or at special events, and all profits will go directly to helping transgender and non-binary folks in need. Consider helping today or sharing this opportunity with your friends!  All artists who wish to donate can fill out form
Now Accepting Applications for the next 
Community Leadership Series
BIG NEWS ~ The Community Leadership Series Class of 2020 will kick off in Gettysburg where we will take full advantage of the historic surroundings to lay the foundation for a transformational year!  Are you ready to immerse yourself in a learning experience?  Are you ready to expand your leadership capacity?  Are you ready to connect with a diverse group of professional?  Are you ready to make a difference in your organization, the community, and even the entire Capital Region?  Yes? Then take advantage of this amazing opportunity and apply for the next Community Leadership Series!  Applications for the CLS Class of 2020 are due by May 31, 2019.  Click on the link below for full detail and access to the online application.  Apply now
Now Accepting Registrations for the next  Executive Leadership Series (ELS)
Leadership Harrisburg Area celebrates 25 years of the ELS Class. Twenty Five program seats will be available for the Executive Leadership Series Class of 2019.  The Executive Leadership Series runs from September through November this fall.  Please register by Friday, September 6, 2019. Click here for full details and access to the online registration
PANO is offering the following webinars in April.   

  • April 3-May 8 from 1-2 PM The Nonprofit Social Media Toolkit (6-part Idealware Web Series). Register here
  • April 10, 9 AM Beyond Time Management: Mastering the Juggling Act for Nonprofit Leaders. Register here.
  • April 16, 10 AM FMLA: Everything You Wanted to Know But Are Afraid to Ask!  Pano Harrisburg Office - Register here
  • April 16, 1 PM FMLA: Everything You Wanted to Know But Are Afraid to Ask! Register here
  • April 17, 10:30 AM Resource Development - Guiding Principles Series (5 of 6). Register here
  • April 23, 1 PM Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign? Register here
Alliance for Nonprofit Resources and PANO are proud to be teaming up for a third time to present the 2019 collaborative conference on  September 24 & 25 in State College . The Collaborative Conference offers nonprofit professionals from all over Pennsylvania a unique, once-a-year opportunity to connect, network, learn from each other, learn from experts, and together leverage our collective power to create change. With our theme Putting the Unity in Community, we are putting our teamwork skills to the test as we unpack what it truly takes to come together for the greater good.  Do you have hands-on collaboration experience that others could learn from? Do you have powerful stories from the field that you would like to share with conference participants? Do you have valuable resources, tips, and tools to help your colleagues work better together? Then we want you to  submit a conference workshop RFP today . Deadline for submission is 11:59 PM on Friday, April 26, 2019.
Save the Date!  Central PA Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk is on September 21 at 5 PM, Soldier's Grove, State Capital. Teams and their communities Light The Night at our walks where we gather together to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer. Volunteers and team members register here
Minimize Conflict. Maximize Attendance! 
You plan, you prepare, you promote your event...then you learn that another big fundraiser is being held during your event! Eventsavvy is a tool created for nonprofit and community based organizations to use to minimize conflicting events in order to increase attendance for all.   Eventsavvy provides a centralized location for organizations in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Counties to post upcoming events, so that other groups have the information they need to avoid using the same date whenever possible.   If you have an upcoming event that meets the submission criteria, you are invited to post the event.  Visit eventsavvy.org for more details and to post your group's events.  All events submitted to The Community Caller will be transferred to eventsavvy.org on a monthly basis.   All eligible events posted in The Community Caller will be transferred to  eventsavvy.org  on a monthly basis. However, organizations that meet the guidelines are invited to submit events directly at  eventsavvy.org
Looking for a meeting space for your non-profit or community organization?
Orrstown Bank is proud to share its 1600 square foot Zullinger-Coy Community Room with organizations in the community at no charge. Located at 4750 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, our newly renovated office building features a sizable room ideal for presentations, meetings or special gatherings. The 100 person capacity room is equipped with Wi-Fi, audio-video (AV), a large drop down screen and a podium. Catering access is also a benefit of the facility.
Contact Amy Strohm at Orrstown Bank at 717-530-3548 to reserve the room for one-time or recurring use.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
The Community Caller is emailed to over 1800 subscribers on a regular schedule during the first week of every month.  The goal of the publication is to match people and resources with service opportunities and missions & programs that benefit the community.  Announcements are placed primarily by non profit organizations, educational institutions, and other community organizations.   If you would like to include an event or announcement in the next issue, please feel free to contact LHA with detailed information including:
  • Organization Name
  • Organization Website
  • Contact Name, Phone Number and Email
  • Date of Event
  • Specific Request
  • Description
  • Attach a flyer of the event, if applicable
Send submissions to Ann Myers  via email at special@leadershipharrisburg.org  or call 717-216-5200.  All content is subject to approval by LHA and may be edited for space.
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