Lake Effect Leaders (LEL) aims to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools to collaboratively address issues related to poverty in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Every year, LEL hires a cohort of dedicated & passionate service members to serve in Erie and Crawford County to work on projects related to our primary focus areas: Education, Healthy Futures, and Economic Opportunity. In their daily work, AmeriCorps VISTA members complete indirect service through tasks like fundraising, grant writing, volunteer recruitment, and volunteer management. In addition, LEL provides both professional and personal development opportunities to its members to best support their development. For more information about the organizations we partner with, please view our website at www.lakeeffectleaders.com or connect with our Project Coordinator (Kate Robb – email@example.com) or Project Director (Ben Helkowski – firstname.lastname@example.org).