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

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

  • Give program participants a deeper understanding about their community – its assets, strengths, challenges and needs;
  • 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.

The Community Health Leadership Academy is offered once per year. To sign up for our distribution list to be notified of upcoming events and programs, contact us as