During the seven-month-long Jefferson Civic Leadership Academy, the cohort applied the lessons learned from the program to a group-action project to address "The Future of Work in Erie County." The group worked to identify and address how Erie County can become a leader in the future of work and which core issues in education, infrastructure, quality of life, industry and placemaking will have to be resolved.
Covid-19 policies will be in effect throughout programming, please review the JES Covid-19 policy here. Patrons will need to show their vaccination cards or proof of a negative test. While Erie County remains on alert, masks will be required. Advanced registration is required for all JES events. Tickets will not be sold at or during events. Community Discussion Lunch 'n' Learn programs are $10/person for admission + a brown bag lunch, and $5/person for admission without a lunch. All JES programming is free to all Erie County students with advanced registration and proof of enrollment at event check-in. To register with the student discount, use the coupon code "eriecountystudents" and make sure to bring proof of enrollment to the programs you register for. Payments must be made at registration. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover accepted. Cash payments are no longer accepted by the Jefferson.
Launched in 2015, the Erie County Civic Leadership Academy prepares Erie professionals, ages 25 to 45, for meaningful, fulfilling, and impactful engagement in their community by providing a dynamic and unique environment that fosters teamwork, growth, and learning through a transformative experience for those seeking to be change-agents for their community.
Through the Civic Leadership Academy, students examine the inner workings of local governments to emerge as civic leaders capable of effecting positive change for Erie County’s future with an understanding of Erie’s past and present. With a close look at Erie’s economic, entrepreneurial, and innovation ecosystems, the Civic Leadership Academy informs mindful leaders of Erie’s post-industrial landscape while exposing them to global ideas that can be applied to Erie County’s overall developmental health and wellbeing.