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Leadership Center at Moravian College Establishes Community Grant Program

Projects to foster collaboration between the college and the local community

Bethlehem, Pa., October 12, 2005—The Leadership Center at Moravian College has established a mini-grant program to enhance meaningful collaborative efforts between the college and the community for their mutual benefit, and that will impact student learning and development. The center is accepting proposals from student-faculty teams to apply for grants to fund initiatives that foster collaboration between the college and the local community.

“Many Moravian College faculty and students are currently involved with local community initiatives. This funding opportunity will offer financial support to those who could enhance their work—or to those individuals who propose a new College-community connection,” said Michele Schmidt, co-director of the Leadership Center at Moravian College. “The proposal for a community grant must be made by a student-faculty team that has already sought cooperation from a community partner, such as a school, church, non-profit, neighborhood association, or hospital. The proposal may be for an on-going project or a one-time workshop, event, or activity.”

Proposals must contain clearly defined goals, benefits, and outcomes, as well as clearly defined assigned roles and tasks for all parties involved in the project. A proposed budget must be submitted that outlines how the money will be spent and a rationale for each expense. At the end of the academic year, all grant recipients will participate in an event that will highlight their projects.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the web site at www.moravian.edu.