Document Type

Capstone Project

Publication Date

Summer 8-20-2010


From August 2009 through August 2010, I served as the program coordinator for the inaugural Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP) of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. In collaboration with the Board of Directors and program founder, I developed an internal structure for the new non-profit program. My involvement was determined by the board’s decision to partner with the University of Illinois, McLean County Extension office for administrative support. Through a collaboration between the Sue Bandy, the Community and Economic Development Director, and Phani Aytam, founder of the MCLP program, my role as the program coordinator for the program was created. Several key deliverables were discussed among Mr. Aytam, Ms. Bandy, and myself. This capstone report reflects my experience in the development of assessment and evaluation tools, drafting of a program operations manual, and the research utilizing a professional leadership development program as a community and economic development tool for the Bloomington-Normal community.