Deadline Approaching for Grassroots Leadership Development Institute

November 11, 2011

SPARTANBURG, SC – November 11, 2011 – The Spartanburg County Foundation is currently accepting applications and nominations for the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute 2012 session. 

The Grassroots Leadership Development Institute, a special initiative of The Spartanburg County Foundation, is an intense seven month leadership training program designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skill-set, and resources to be effective in leading change at the grassroots level.  Participants meet one Saturday a month to increase their ability to make a positive difference in their neighborhoods and in the greater Spartanburg community. For the past six years, the City of Spartanburg has joined the Foundation as a sponsor by sending several of the City’s local neighborhood leaders through the Institute, thereby increasing their ability to bring about significant change in their neighborhoods. 

Since its inception in 2004, over 175 individuals have graduated from the Institute and serve the community in various leadership roles.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, November 22, 2011.  For more information regarding the Institute or to obtain an application, please contact Omri Mota at The Spartanburg County Foundation at (864) 582.0138 or visit

The Spartanburg County Foundation is a community trust established for the purpose of promoting such charitable pursuits, as in the judgment of the Trustees of the Foundation, will best make for the mental, moral, intellectual, and physical improvement, assistance, relief, and well-being of the citizens of the Greater Spartanburg County, South Carolina area.