May 2020
Dear Friends,
As we begin to turn the corner from crisis management to defining a new normal, many organizations are offering guidance and resources. It can be overwhelming to absorb and keep track of everything. Thankfully, Claudia Williams, Founder of The Human Zone, has done the work for us! For several weeks, Claudia has been sharing resources with her Vistage members and she took the time to compile everything in one landing page on her Frientorship® website. This page is available for everyone to use.  From business planning & legal resources to COVID 19 updates and self care, this page is stocked full of useful information, links, and tools.

We extend our collective thanks to Claudia Williams for sharing these resources with us. 
Claudia Williams graduated from Leadership Harrisburg Area’s Executive Leadership Series in 2015 after launching The Human Zone. Immediately prior to starting the Human Zone, she served as Associate General Counsel, Global HR & Litigation, for The Hershey Company. She is a business coach & consultant, speaker & workplace trainer, author, and Vistage Chair. Her Frientorship® model is featured in TedTalks and her book of the same name can be found on Amazon. Claudia is a featured speaker with Leadership Harrisburg Area. She is a founder of The Salvation Army’s signature event, The Shoe Strut, and a community leader in every regard. She helps other leaders and companies solve problems and develop their people to be ready to face tomorrow’s challenges.
I hope you find this resource page to be of as much value as I found it to be!

Please note: Since many community events have been cancelled, rescheduled, or transitioned to a virtual format, we have removed this section from this month’s edition of The Community Caller. We hope to return with a full event schedule and many announcements for volunteers & board members very soon.
I hope you’re keeping well and staying healthy. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Take good care!
Una Martone, '07
President & CEO
Leadership Harrisburg Area
Continue Your Leadership Journey
Beyond Leadership is an experiential learning opportunity that explores the 10 Essentials of Servant Leadership; highlights the history of servant leadership and its relevance today; and provides activities designed to build new connections among participants. LHA’s President & CEO, Una Martone facilitates Beyond Leadership Register here for the next training summit on Thursday, June 25 , from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at The Conference Center @ Central Penn College . Limited seating is still available.
Be Certified for Board Service
Board Strong is a new program of Leadership Harrisburg Area that was made possible through a partnership with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. This 90 minute video series addresses: the roles & responsibilities of non-profit board members; the financial oversight, fiduciary and compliance responsibilities of non-profit board members; non-profit board members’ role in fundraising; tips for non-profit board member to effectively tell the organization’s story; and tips for engaging high performing board. Anyone who is considering serving on a non-profit board; or who is already serving on a non-profit board will gain valuable insights from the experienced non-profit leaders featured in this video. To begin your certification process, click here .
Vital Services for the Vulnerable
The Compassion Action Network of Help Ministries/Christian Churches United needs:
  • Donations of reusable fabric masks for homeless people on the streets of Harrisburg so they can ride the bus and enter public places
  • Donations of used smartphones with charging cable as many social services are now conducted online or by phone, and people on the street need a device with WiFi to access help
  • Funds to provide rental assistance to those facing job layoff
Contact Aisha Mobley , Community Mobilization Coordinator, at  or (717) 963-5985 if you can help with the tangible donations above, or visit  to donate to CCU’s COVID-19 response efforts.
Volunteer Opportunity:
Christian Churches United (CCU) provides housing and shelter to people experiencing homelessness, and rental assistance to help families maintain their housing through a job layoff, through their HELP Ministries and Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven programs. CCU’s services are extremely vital during this pandemic, yet CCU had to cancel or postpone several spring fundraisers. Volunteers are needed for CCU’s Sponsorship Committee to help make connections with local businesses and partners interested in supporting people on the margins. Contact Steve Schwartz , Director of Development, at  or (717) 979-6247 if you can help.
CLS Class of 2020 Graduation
Members of the Community Leadership Series Class of 2020 will graduate from the program on June 15, 2020 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. In addition, Margaret Delmonico will receive the Platinum Award for Servant Leadership in recognition of her service to LHA and the community. Click here to register for the event.
Applications Available NOW!
Applications for the Community Leadership Series Class of 2021 are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2020 .  Click here full program detail, dates, and access to the online application.   Or feel free to call 717-216-5200 to discuss this opportunity.
Registration for ELS Open Now
The Executive Leadership Series offers senior decision makers an opportunity to accelerate introductions to Capital Region business and community leaders. Click here for full program details, a video testimonial, and online registration.  Or feel free to call 717-216-5200 to discuss this opportunity.
Leadership Unlocked Video Series
"We all have the luxury of looking out for ourselves. Leaders also have the honor of looking out for others." Simon Sinek
During the lockdown, Leadership Harrisburg Area created a video series entitled Leadership Unlocked using the ten letters in the word 'leadership'. This series offers thoughts, resources and insights on the topic that are sure to inspire leaders at all levels. Click here for full video series.
Community Support Needed
New Hope has two ways you can offer support to their efforts in serving the community.
First, New Hope would be grateful for healthy volunteers willing to help our food pantries distribute food through safe social distancing. Help is needed all shifts and all locations.
Second, New Hope also has an immediate opportunity to share $25,000 in state business tax credits through the Neighborhood Assistance Program. These credits offer a 55% credit on donations to our food program. Please call and talk to Molly at (443) 340-9959 or Joel at (717) 329-5119 to learn more. Finally, l ots of people have told us they didn't think we would be open. We are busy helping with food, housing, basic needs, and employment. If you or someone you know could use a helping hand in York, Adams, and Cumberland Counties, please let us know! For more information, visit New Hope's website.
Help Make Dreams Come True
SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success. Volunteering is a way for you to give back, network with business experts, and share your knowledge. SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Join our team of 10,000+ volunteers, and share your talents and expertise with the small business community here in Central PA by being part of Susquehanna SCORE. You can help in four different volunteer roles: 1) Mentor: offer confidential business mentoring services, either in person or online; 2) Subject matter expert: provide focused knowledge based on your professional skills or industry; 3) Workshop presenter: lead local workshops, seminars and events to help entrepreneurs meet their goals and achieve success; 4) Chapter support role: share your skills in marketing, tech, finance, fundraising and more to help expand the outreach of SCORE. To read more visit our website . If you have specific questions please feel free to reach out to George Japak , SCORE Certified Mentor / Community Outreach at
Open Position for Director of Finance
Tri County Community Action posted an open position for a Director of Finance. This is a senior level director and a permanent, full-time position. Applicants should have nonprofit experience, especially with federal grants and contracts. Interviews may be conducted via Zoom if necessary. Click here for complete job posting. Contact Jennifer Wintemyer at for questions or more information.
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:
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