EOF Rising Leaders Academy

EOF Rising Leaders Corps

Mission Statement

Acknowledging the importance of civic engagement on a local, national and global basis, the mission of the EOF Rising Leaders Academy is to foster EOF student participation in community service, issue advocacy, and public education activities, in addressing societal issues of public concern. Students in their participation in a service-based student leadership program are to develop an awareness of selected issues of interest to them, and as a collective group and under the umbrella of the EOF service Leadership Corps support and contribute to the work of educational, business, governmental, and non-profit communities who are addressing issues of hunger, homelessness, poverty, environmental sustainability, diversity relations, political empowerment, health and educational disparities, and various other social justice issues.

EOF Rising Leaders Corps is an hourly paid position funded with Federal Work Study Funds (FWS). Students work a minimum of ten hours per week, September through June. There is also an opportunity for summer employment from June through August for a minimum of fifteen hours per week.

2015 – 2016 Corps

From left to right: Kim Laureano, Ram Rosal, Carmen Torres, Russell Rosal, Edwin Delice, Andre Carvalho, Chris Smith, Concepcion Merino, Alfonso Jarquin, Kearlyn Reeves, Miguel Plaza


The Rising Leaders Academy

The Rising Leaders Academy at Brookdale Community College offers a small group of students (10-15) financial support in the form of Federal Work Study funds, while participating in the Rising Leaders Academy’s service-based student leadership program. The purpose of the Work Study Funds is to provide stipends to students for training and enrichment activities and service-based work during the school year. Selection of students is based upon submitting an application, documented financial need, academic record, where applicable EOF program participation record, past service experience, and interest in promoting social change in addressing social problems within the public sphere.

The Rising Leaders Academy is a wonderful opportunity for a student who wants to make a contribution to society and feels compelled to serve. Program hours are a combination of classroom learning to include exploration and deepening of one’s understanding of selected topic issues and organizations, skill development training, examining the team development process used to carry forward planning and completion of service projects, direct hours of service, and pre-post reflection on both assigned and team developed service projects participated in.