MCLP Class of 2018 RFP (Request for Proposals)

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Dear Non-profit Representative, 

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal to work with the Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP). To date MCLP has helped more than 34 local organizations and we are pleased to offer this request for proposals (RFP) for the Class of 2018.

Please note an important change to our projects:  In the past, MCLP particpants have worked on a project for one organization, and shadowed the board of a different organization.  This year, we are integrating board shadowing with the community project.  This means that the project team assigned to you (typically 5 participants) will also take turns attending your board meetings.  If you have any questions about this new component, please contact, or call 309-556-3651. 

Please complete the information below by June 18, 2017. (Note - original deadline was June 10.   We're offering an extra week).

Here are a few important dates for your awareness:​

Important dates to be noted (please make sure a representative is available to attend/commit to these dates):

  • June 18, 2017, midnight - proposals are due electronically. Note: All submissions will be acknowledged by automated email as soon as submitted
  • July 1, 2017 - Project Proposal selections are made and non-profits are notified they will be a Project Partner (this may be slightly delayed as the submission deadline was extended)
  • July 2017- MCLP Project Sponsor-Liaison-Advisor Orientation session (date TBA)
  • July 20, 2017,  4 - 5 p.m. - Class of 2018 Opening reception, Heartland Community College, Astroth Community Educaction Center (all supporters invited)
  • Sept. 9, 2017, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Project Teams have initial meeting with Project Partners (Project Partner hosts at their nonprofit or another location).
  • Dec. 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Midterm Project Presentations (location TBA)
  • March 3, 2018 (afternoon) - Final Presentations at Heartland Community College Astrth Community Education Center
  • April  2018 - MCLP Graduation (projects complete)

We look forward to partnering with you and your organization in advancing your mission. - MCLP Community Involvement Committee