Each year, class participants work in teams to challenge and strengthen their leadership skills and create a project to benefit the community.
Past Projects Include:
CLASS 31 (2017-2018) Teens Volunteer In collaboration with Teens Connect, organized a robust effort to connect teens and volunteer activities through the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) website. Group Members: Elizabeth Cabell, Jerry Curiel, Jennifer Goodrich, Marcia Hadeler, Liz Marks, Paul Martinez Everett
Partnered with the Office of Emergency Services and CVNL to increase the number of trained Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members in Napa County by raising awareness and streamlining the volunteer pathways.
Group Members: Roland Cavanagh, Linda Fine, Gary Hercules, Marie Matz, Christine McMillan, Margaret Niland
Furthered pedestrian safety education for Phillips Elementary students who are impacted by the lack of sidewalks and lighting in their neighborhood. They also created a “safety” inspired arts installation at the Napa Valley Transportation Authority.
Group Members: Steve Brassfield, Jenny Gass, Sonya Milton, Bernie Narvaez, Keri Rose Akemi-Bezayiff
Worked to reduce mental health stigma by producing a performance featuring local people sharing their personal stories of mental health recovery through touching essays, original music, comedy, dance and poetry.
Group Members: Chris DeNatale, Kristine Haataja, Brian Henricksen, Beth Nelsen, Kelsey Morrison, Stacy Preiser