Community Health Leadership Academy

The Community Health Leadership Academy is jointly sponsored by the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation and the Chester county Community Foundation.

The mission is to provide a vehicle to identify, train and empower greater Phoenixville area citizens for leadership roles that promote our community’s health and advance its quality of life.

Academy objectives are:

To identify, train, motivate and develop grass-roots community leaders;

  • To give program participants a deeper understanding about their community – its assets, strengths, challenges and needs;
  • To develop leadership skills that will enable participants to affect change in the community.

The Community Health Leadership Academy accepts a maximum of fifteen (15) students annually to participate in a curriculum of ten (10), 2 hour, classroom-based learning sessions. The curriculum also incorporates an individual community project completed by each participating student. A stipend of $500 is available to each student successfully graduating from the Leadership Academy, to assist with the completion of this project.

Application/Enrollment dates are posted annually.  To apply please fill out a Leadership Academy Application (MSWord)

l/r: Lisa Westfall, Melinda Izzo, Jeanne Schatzenbach, Cailin Coolbaugh, Victoria O’Neill, Terry Hall, Erica Murphy, Erica Klinedinst. Not pictured, Kristen McGee