United Way of King County
Application deadline: 11/18/2018

United Way of King County is recruiting people of color for the 2019 session of Project LEAD (Leadership, Effectiveness and Diversity)! Project LEAD is an in-depth leadership program that focuses on recruiting, training and connecting people of color to boards and committees of local non-profit organizations.

The program provides a fast track for highly qualified individuals to develop the knowledge base they need to become leadership volunteers at local nonprofits. Participants examine topics such as the governance of non-profit organizations, the legal and financial responsibilities of board members, and much more. Additionally, Project LEAD provides tools, information, and introductions to help participants select a board on which to serve.

Over the past 26 years, 1,000+ leaders have graduated from the program. In a survey of Project LEAD graduates, 90% felt more prepared to fill the leadership role of serving on a board, and 94% said they acquired skills that translated directly back to their professional lives. In addition, local non-profit and civic organizations benefit tremendously from the experience that Project LEAD graduates bring to their boards.

For details of the program and the online application visit: https://www.uwkc.org/volunteer/project-lead/. The application deadline is Sunday, November 18, 2018. Please contact the Volunteer Engagement Team if you have any questions about the program: 206-461-5014 /  projectlead@uwkc.org.