Nonprofit Agencies Can Apply for Partnerships with Davies Leaders

Feb. 18, 2013 — Allegheny College is soliciting proposals from nonprofit agencies in the Meadville area to become partners in the Davies Community Service Leader Program. The program allows for an Allegheny student who has been accepted as a Davies Leader to complete 600 hours of service at the agency to which she or he has been assigned.

The Davies Community Service Leader Program has been endowed by the Davies family. Lew Davies, a 1940 graduate of Allegheny, worked his way through college and returned to Meadville following his service in World War II. A successful businessman and community leader, as well as an active alumnus and trustee of the college until his death in 2003, Davies continually sought to build connections between the college and the community.

The Davies Leader program engages student leaders with local businesses and organizations through project-based initiatives. Davies Leaders use the knowledge they gain from being immersed in the community to spread awareness among their peers about the history, community spirit, people and places of Meadville.

To be considered for the program an agency must complete a project proposal. The proposal should outline a distinct project that supports civic vitality and/or civic renewal, has a meaningful and measurable outcome and offers a clear structure for supervision. A brief message of intent via email or phone call must be received by February 28. The completed proposal must be received by March 13.

Seven community partners will be selected to have a Davies Leader through the summer and school year, and an additional seven will be selected to have a leader for the school year only. Another call for proposals later in the year will be made for agencies interested only in a school-year leader.

For more information or to receive a proposal packet, contact Katherine Bowser, Davies Program coordinator, at or 814-332-5318.