Community Health Leadership Academy

Community Health Leadership Application Application
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Academy Mission


         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

  • 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 positive change in the community


Who Can Benefit

 Grass-roots community volunteers who want to become more involved in their neighborhoods and in the greater community.

 People who, after their workday is done, want to do something to help make their greater Phoenixville community a better place to live, to work and to play.

  • Arts & Culture

  • Environmental Issues
  • Health Related Issues

  • Human Services

  • Neighborhood Relations

  • Quality of Life Issues

  • Senior Activities

  • Youth & Education

    … or any community issue important to you

     The Leadership Academy is founded on the belief that the more people get involved in the community for the purpose of positive change, the stronger and healthier the community will be.


  • Ten, two-hour classroom-based learning sessions — held weekly

  • Community service project

  • Mentoring & Peer support



  • Maximum of fifteen individuals per session

  • Greater Phoenixville area adult volunteers with community leadership potential

  • Self-referred or nominated by current community leaders & organizations



  • Local Phoenixville area residents already recognized as effective, grass-roots, community leaders

  • Resource personnel through PCHF & Chester County Community Foundation & Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Local & regional non-profit professional leaders



  • There are no costs associated with registering for the Academy

Community Health Leadership Academy         Class of 2016

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