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Civic Leadership

At Bergen Volunteers we know the importance of civic engagement. When people are engaged, communities become stronger, ideas are generated, and solutions to challenges are found.

Civic leaders are the changemakers, the doers, the people at the forefront of innovative solutions and building stronger, more resilient communities. Learning how to be an effective civic leader is important to the success of an individual in bringing forth change. That is why we started our leadership and professional development program, Bergen LEADS. With more than 300 graduates since its inception, Bergen LEADS has made an invaluable difference by giving leaders the tools they need for success.

With the success of our flagship program, we branched out into College LEADS and Teen LEADS, providing leadership and civic education across many age groups.

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Anti-Discrimination and Confidentiality Policies

Bergen Volunteers respect the confidentiality and individual rights of privacy of all Bergen LEADS

applicants. ​

Bergen LEADS does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, affectional or sexual orientation, marital or familial status, income, disability or liability for service in the armed forces of the United States.

The success of Bergen LEADS hinges on recruiting a diverse class whose members represent a variety of backgrounds, opinions and experiences. Bergen LEADS is committed to selecting an outstanding class of individuals who are dedicated to Bergen County and who represent the rich diversity of the County through their work, civic activities and personal qualities.

For more information contact Nina (Bachrach) Larson 201.489-9454 x201

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