Twenty-seven people are now trained and ready to serve on the boards of Charlotte-area nonprofits after graduating from a United Way leadership program.
The newly-minted leaders completed the six-month Leading the Way program conducted by United Way of Central Carolinas that aims to train community members for participation on the boards of nonprofit organizations.
Through interactive trainings and hands-on projects with community groups, the graduates learn their way around critical areas like strategic planning, fundraising and public relations.
They also get a front-line view of the vital role nonprofits play by touring local health and human services agencies.
During the intensive program, participants worked in teams on projects benefiting six local groups: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, Literacy Council of Union County, Energy Committed to Offenders, the Arc of Mecklenburg County, Salvation Army Center of Home, and Coltrane L.I.F.E. Center.
For information about participating in the Leading the Way program, call 704.371.6251.