Queens Public Library's Community Engagement & Leadership initiative promotes the development of skills to better equip residents, stakeholders, professionals and others to assume active roles within local civic institutions.
As a fixture in Queens for over a century, the Library values its reputation as a community leader able to bridge culture, economics, religion and ethnicity to bring together all people.
The continued involvement of the public is essential to the fabric of democracy. Socio-economic and political decisions are influenced through the opinions and beliefs of informed citizens; and have a major impact in shaping the policies and direction of the nation.
Access to credible and reliable forms of information create and nurture civic minded individuals capable of making informed choices that positively impact the well-being of the community.
We offer materials, such as workshops, presentations, and discussions to help build useful skills to better inform and strengthen your leadership journey.
Civic Leadership Topics
Community leadership is unique and unlike other positions. Individuals motivate and inspire others to action. They are insiders who can articulate the beliefs, hopes, and needs of their community.
A community partnership or “coalition” is a group of local partners who work together to solve shared problems impacting multiple sectors.
Cultural competency or "equity, diversity and inclusion", is the understanding and appreciation of cultural differences and similarities within and between groups.