PURPOSE AND SCOPE: To enable students to become more engaged and aware citizens by helping lead King's "Communities of Hope" (COH) program to reduce opioid addiction, prevent suicide, stop human trafficking, and address other social problems of Wyoming Valley.  The COH Student Leadership Project includes participation and leadership in the King's COH Steering Committee; team conversations with community leaders and persons affected by COH issues; and volunteer service with COH-related nonprofits.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: Students who regularly participate in the COH educational and steering committee meetings, and who engage in limited volunteer service (10-20 hours) in COH-related programs will be recognized with the COH Student Leadership Project Certificate.  Students generally have to engage in 80% of COH meetings and activities to receive this distinction.  

WHEN: Communities of Hope will take place throughout the 2020-2021 school year, and on average will involve meetings every other week, plus individual volunteer work.

MUST I PARTICIPATE IN EVERY COMMUNITIES OF HOPE EVENT?  No, but you must take part in 80% of all events to receive the Communities of Hope Certificate.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?  HOW DO I APPLY?  All undergraduates may participate in this project.  To apply, fill out the online application or download a printable form here: 


Please return applications to Bill Bolan at the Shoval Center (email to: Final applications are due by September 18, 2019.