Participants in a recent NLI Leadership group
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Participants in a recent NLI Leadership group


Natural Leaders Nominations

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Know a Natural Leader on the rise? Someone who cares about building stronger communities for all? Someone who can use a boost to build their confidence, skills and networks, and get support to move from dreams to action?

The Natural Leaders Initiative (NLI) supports grassroots community members to grow as leaders. NLI participants take part in an 8-session leadership development group, meet other community leaders from diverse backgrounds, and learn ways to engage with community projects or start their own. Child care, dinner and (if needed) help with transportation are provided for each session. Contact Michele Jones, NLI Program Educator, at (607) 272-2292 ext. 167 or for information.

Group meetings begin on Tuesday February 26, 11:30am-2:00pm, and run for 7 additional Tuesdays through June 2019. This series will be led by NLI Educator, Michele Jones. Nomination forms for the next group will be available in early January. Email us at and we'll contact you directly when they are ready!


FREE to participants; Costs are covered by grants, donations and employer sponsorships.


Michele L. Jones
NLI Program Educator
(607) 272-2292


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555