Student Leadership and Involvement Center
Participating in a club, organization or volunteer program will help you acquire valuable teamwork, communication and leadership skills necessary for success in your education and career path. Involvement in collegiate activities is also an important part of your résumé or application to a four-year college or university.
The Student Leadership and Involvement Center offers you several ways to discover your potential:
Annual Leadership Expo
Annual Student Leadership Retreat
Student Leadership Transfer Conference
Philadelphia L.E.A.D.S. - The Student Leadership Society
Student Ambassador Program
Pass on the benefits of education by helping third grade children in Philadelphia learn how to read. In addition to helping others, you will gain valuable communication and organization skills. Students eligible for Work-Study may be paid for their time as a tutor.
For more information, please contact Jenavia Weaver at 215.751.8213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to get better grades, qualify for more scholarships, submit a strong transfer application, create a better résumé and prepare for leadership positions in the College’s student clubs and organizations.
Develop your teambuilding and leadership skills through workshops and activities during this overnight retreat. Students who serve as ambassadors and members of Philadelphia L.E.A.D.S. clubs and organizations are eligible to attend.
If you are planning to transfer to a four-year institution, the Student Leadership and Involvement Center will help you apply the leadership skills you learned at the College to your new institution.
For more information, contact the Student Leadership and Involvement Center, S1-12, at 215.751.8162.
Whether you are a first-time college student, a student who has completed their first college-level course work or a seasoned student with leadership experience, L.E.A.D.S. has something for you. Our unique three-tiered leadership program is designed to instill leadership qualities into those students who have a desire to lead.
Those entering Community College of Philadelphia as first-time college-level freshmen have an opportunity to join Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program uses the social change model as a guide to developing students. The social change model is an approach to leadership development focused on the process of enacting social change from multiple perspectives.
For those students who have at least 15 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 2.7 or better, we offer the Student Leadership Challenge. The Student Leadership Challenge follows the programs designed by Kouzes and Posner (2007). Over eight sessions throughout the academic year, we will discuss of understanding the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. The goal is to help students identify exemplary leadership in themselves in others.
The third tier of leadership is our Leaders in Service program, which focuses on service as being the pinnacle of true leadership. Students who have completed the Student Leadership Challenge and who have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.7 will be invited to become a part of the program. Leaders in Service will identify various opportunities for service on campus and in the community, serve as mentors to Emerging Leaders and work with others to design an alternative spring break experience.
How Do I Join L.E.A.D.S.?:Interested in becoming a member? There are two ways to join:
- By invitation: You are invited to join the program based on a minimum GPA of 2.7, you have completed 15 credits, and you are motivated to make a difference at Community College of Philadelphia.
- By application: After the Philadelphia L.E.A.D.S. application is complete and received by the coordinator, membership can be offered if the candidate can fulfill the Philadelphia L.E.A.D.S. mission and commit to completing the one-year program. Applications can be emailed, printed out and turned in at the Student Leadership and Involvement Center, S1-12, or you can pick up a copy at S1-12.
Advance your communications skills and professional development as a student ambassador. This program allows you to participate in community service projects as part of a group, as well as help departments around the College complete projects and host events.
For more information about the program and to apply, please contact the Student Leadership and Involvement Center, S1-12, at 215.751.8162.Position Description and Benefits
This nine-month (Fall and Spring semesters) student position will assist Community College of Philadelphia’s administration and staff with a variety of College activities under the direction of the Office of Student Life. Working primarily with the Office of the President, Office of Student Affairs, Division of Marketing and Government Relations, and Office of Admissions, Ambassadors are required to serve a minimum of 70 hours each semester.
Examples of Student Ambassador responsibilities might include:
- Accompany a recruitment coordinator to Philadelphia high schools and community agencies, as well as assist with College open houses, career days and orientations.
- Assist with the assembling and/or distribution of recruitment materials, such as College brochures and applications, at events such as college fairs, career days, expos, etc.
- Assist with the registration of guests attending Community College of Philadelphia events.
- Conduct campus tours for guests and prospective students.
- Accompany guests and prospective students on classroom and laboratory visitations.
- Participate in telemarketing activities.
- Serve as host for selected Community College of Philadelphia events.
- Main Campus and Regional Center New Student Freshman Orientation, Fall and Spring are mandatory activities.
Examples of service opportunities might include:
- Orientation activities
- Registration activities
- President’s forums
- Events sponsored by the Office of the President
- Commencement (held annually in May)
- Lobby Day (held annually in Harrisburg, PA)
- Candidate’s forum*
* This is an activity that will only be scheduled when there is an open faculty or staff position at the College that requires the job candidates to hold a student forum, for example, the search for a new College vice president.Benefits of serving as an Ambassador:
- $1,000.00 stipend per semester upon completion of requirements. (Note: this amount may be adjusted to accommodate non-citizen’s tax liability status.)
- Receipt of an engraved name badge, formal blue blazer with a removable embroidered Ambassador badge and an informal polo shirt. Gold metal name badges are to be worn at each service event, and it is the responsibility of the student to dry clean the blazer as needed. Students are allowed to keep the blazers and shirts after completing two semesters in program.
- Certificate of completion of service at the end of the year.
- Great networking connections.
- Access to a wealth of College information.
Application RequirementsCriteria for Ambassador Program Applicants
- A minimum GPA of 2.5 (3.0 preferred) and full-time student status. Students must also maintain the required GPA as long as they are serving as ambassadors.
- A minimum of an academic year (fall and spring) completed at Community College of Philadelphia.
- Be able to attend training workshops and meetings prior to classes begining in the fall.
- Understand and be wiling to demonstrate a commitment to community service projects.
- Strong communication and leadership qualities.
- Effective public speaking abilities in English.
- Enthusiastic and positive personality.
- A sincere desire to represent Community College of Philadelphia
- Good interpersonal skills.
- The ability and willingness to assist and work with others.
- Must be a team player.
- Maintain professional conduct when representing the College.
- Open to new and exciting ideas.
In order to be considered for the Student Ambassador program, you must submit the following:
- A completed application form.
- Two recommendation forms from staff and/or faculty.
- A letter of interest describing what qualities you have to offer the Ambassador program, as well as how you feel the program will enhance your life.
Finalists must meet with the selection committee for an interview.