Western North Carolina Programs

Western North Carolina Programs

Center for Participatory Change (CPC)

CPC’s mission is to bring people together and help them recognize and develop their own power to transform their communities. In practical ways, CPC supports the development of grassroots, community-based organizations, which they see as the fundamental vehicle to create lasting social change.
828) 299-9437
info@cpcwnc.org

Leadership Asheville

The mission of Leadership Asheville is to develop and enhance community leadership by providing a diverse group of emerging and existing leaders with opportunity to increase their community knowledge, networks, and ability to effect positive change.
leadership@unca.edu
(828) 251-6125

Leadership Haywood County

This program is based on the same model as Leadership Asheville, with some individualized components for Haywood County
(828) 251-6125
leadership@unca.edu

Youth Leadership Asheville

Youth Leadership Asheville (YLA) is open to students in grades 9-12 in Buncombe County. Like Leadership Asheville, it aims to connect more people to the community by increasing their awareness and understanding of community issues, introducing them to community leaders, and demonstrating ways they can be involved in community decision-making.
(828) 251-6125
leadership@unca.edu

Middle School Leadership

For this new initiative, UNCA has developed lesson plans that educators can use in their classroom as a complement to their existing curriculum. These plans focus on leadership and are structured to work within the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
(828) 251-6125
leadership@unca.edu

Leadership Asheville Seniors

This program was created by the Center for Creative Retirement. Participants gain an in-depth view of the past, present and future of Asheville and Buncombe County, and they find meaningful volunteer opportunities.
(828) 251-6188
snodgrass@unca.edu
http://www.unca.edu/ncccr/las

Great Smokies Community and Leadership Development Institute

This program is a new initiative to educate and train extension staff and their community leaders in the practice of community and leadership development. Educational sessions cover community strategic planning, asset mapping, working with groups, group dynamics, conflict resolution, group facilitation, self assessment and leadership skill development.
(828) 456-3575
Robert_hawk@ncsu.edu

Vision Brevard/Transylvania County

This program is modeled after the Leadership Asheville program. Its goal is to develop and enhance community leadership by providing a diverse group of emerging and existing leaders with opportunity to increase their community knowledge, networks, and ability to effect positive change.
(828) 883-3700
joetuttle@Citcom.net
brevchamber@citcom.net

Leadership Macon County/Leadership Jackson County

These programs are modeled after the Leadership Asheville program. Their goal is to develop and enhance community leadership by providing a diverse group of emerging and existing leaders with opportunity to increase their community knowledge, networks, and ability to effect positive change.
(328) 369-7331
hanks@southwest.cc.nc.us

Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, Appalachian State University

The mission of the center is to support and promote students’ out-of-class experiences as positive and crucial elements of the higher education experience. The Center works to establish a strong and lasting relationship with students through programs, services and learning opportunities in leadership development, cultural identity, advocacy, organizational development, student publications, self-governance, and new student orientation.
(828) 262-2092
diBarnardidj@appstate.edu

North Carolina Outward Bound School

The purpose of Outward Bound is to inspire people to discover and develop their potential to care for themselves, others and the world around them through challenging experiences in unfamiliar settings. Outward Bound’s offering include unity projects, school-based experiential education programs designed to use the Outward Bound wilderness experience as the catalyst to equip leaders with the skills needed to build unity within a school community. Their work includes recognizing racism, inequality and injustice and practicing the moral courage to develop greater understandings.
(800) 438-9661
development@ncobs.org