About Us

Lake Effect Leaders is a collaborative AmeriCorps VISTA project between Allegheny College, Edinboro University, Gannon University, and Mercyhurst University that is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service.  Lake Effect Leaders place recent college graduates in local nonprofit organizations to focus on community empowerment and breaking the cycle of poverty.  Our project enhances the organizational capacity of host sites by leveraging the skills and abilities of recent college graduates.