Leadership Opportunities

Getting Involved

Bonner Program

Bonner Leaders/Scholars commit to 4 years of compensated service to a local agency. The time commitment is 280 hours during the academic year (8-10 hours per week) and 280+ hours over the summer (usually 40 hours a week). Students in the Bonner program receive professional development training throughout their commitment to the community. For more information, visit the Bonner website.

The Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA Project

The mission of Lake Effect Leaders (LEL), as a regional partnership of higher education institutions, is to build the capacity of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and schools to collaboratively address issues related to poverty. LEL places 15+ VISTA members regionally to build capacity in the areas of economic development, education, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Learn more about the Lake Effect Leaders by visiting The Lake Effect Leaders website or contact the Project Director, Eva Thomas at ethomas@allegheny.edu.