West Shore Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Cumberland & JLC

As of the Summer of 2022, Leadership Cumberland is now facilitated in partnership with the Carlisle Area and the West Shore Chambers of Commerce. Leadership Cumberland comprises two programs, the LC Fellows Program and Junior Leadership Cumberland (JLC) Program.

Fellows Program

The Fellows Program serves the county by developing individuals, of all ages and professions, to become effective leaders in the workplace and community. Fellows participate in a ten-month program, from September through May, including a two-day retreat and day-long classes each month designed to address the identified curriculum below. Fellows also complete a board internship, serving as non-voting board members for a nonprofit of their choice.

Junior Leadership Cumberland (JLC)

The Junior Leadership Cumberland Program is designed for high school students in their Junior year. The program is designed to familiarize young leaders with the various elements that form a strong and dynamic community and to help students develop leadership skills. JLC consists of an orientation, a series of 6 monthly weekday sessions, a weekend community event, and a graduation ceremony.

Both programs focus on inspiring community-based leadership skills and encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of Cumberland County.