community leadership programProjects & Presentations

Over nine Fridays between October and June, Community Leadership Program participants – local working professionals – join with faculty facilitators from Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business and a diverse roster of area business and governmental and nonprofit pros to further develop their acumen in the areas of project management, strategic planning, and creative problem-solving, as well as conflict resolution and staff motivation. As an essential experiential portion of this Program, participants form teams to work on projects that aim to benefit Oak Park-River Forest.

2009-2010 Group Projects

  • Alternative Activities for Youth

    CLP Participants: Michael Carmody, Tina Levy, Zach Moyer, Jim Rolff, Marc Stopeck

  • Mentoring: The Success of All Youth

    CLP Participants: Melissa Devries, Sarah Durbin, Faith Humphrey-Hill, Annese Piazza, LaDon Reynolds


2010-2011 Group Projects

  • Mapping & Shared Services

    CLP Participants: Carla Pierre Gini, Julie Mann, Tom Olis, Ellen Plourde, Karin Schindel

  • Expectation Gap: Student Advisory

    CLP Participants: Karen Faust and Lauren Smith

  • Childhood Obesity: Youth Energized in Activities for Health (YEAH)

    CLP Participants: Julie Farrell, Caleb Fields, Michael Lushniak, Sarah Niederman, Melanie Nowacki, David Parsons, Kathryn (KC) Poulos, Angie Spino 


2011-2012 Group Projects

  • Online Teen Calendar

    CLP Participants: Merryl Brownlow, Jennifer Hayes Thomas, Abby Miller, Leigh Tarullo

  • Water Conservation Education

    CLP Participants: Jose Garcia, Sean Olis, James O’Shea, David Romano

  • Mission Possible: Solving by Connecting

    CLP Participants: Missy Hawley, Maureen Madden, Joan Ormsby, Michael Pikowski, Viktor Schrader, Liz Visteen, Cathy Woods, Cathy Yen


2012-2013 Group Projects

  • Early Childhood Nutrition “Seed to Sprout!”

    CLP Participants: Faith Cole, Colleen DeDecker, Shanon Williams, Ellen Winter

  • CompostAble for Oak Park

    CLP Participants: Steve Nazaran, Julie Moller, Courtney Orcholski

  • OPRF Embrace

    CLP Participants: Tracy Brooker, Cristy Harris, Jill Moorhead, Max Austin-Williams

  • Rising Readers Club

    CLP Participants: Morgan Davis, Larissa Garcia, Jessica Mackinnon, Edward Redd, Victoria Scaman, Kristina Skare