Hello Core Class,
Our next session is Law & Justice on WEDNESDAY, April 3rd. AGENDA


Our first stop is the Lancaster County Prison (625 E King Street).

Arrival time is promptly at 8:00am in order to allow for processing prior to entry. If you arrive at 8:30, you will be too late to process. If you arrive late, you will miss the prison tour. Please be on time.

In order to participate in the prison tour you must complete and scan/email the attached prison waiver to me by Monday, April 1st. If you do not return the waiver, you will not be permitted to tour the prison. WAIVER
Please hand sign the waiver.
Please date the waiver April 3, 2019.

We highly recommend carpooling. There is limited street parking surrounding the prison. Do not park in the prison lot. This lot is for employee parking only and you will be towed.

If you don't mind a walk, parking is available for a fee at the E King Street Garage (150 E King Street), Penn Square Garage (28 S Duke Street), or Duke Street Garage (150 N Duke Street). All garages are close to the day's other stop.

Prison instructions:
We must be cleared in order to enter the prison so it is critical to arrive at 8:00a. If you arrive early, please wait outside so as not to crowd the small waiting area. If you arrive late, you will miss the tour.
Items such as gum, lighters, umbrellas, etc. are not permitted in the prison under any circumstances. Please leave them in your car.

CELL PHONES, APPLE WATCHES, ANY other portable electronic device, and PURSES will NOT be permitted inside the prison. Please leave them in your car. High heels, hooded sweatshirts, scarves, hoop earrings, and open-toed shoes will NOT be permitted inside the prison.

I will collect only car keys and redistribute following the tour.

There will be no breakfast available at the Prison. Once we begin the tour there will not be restrooms available.

After the Prison tour, we will be heading to the Lancaster Court House (50 N Duke St, Lancaster).

Coffee and granola bars will be available there.

Dress for the day is business attire.
You will be presenting before a sitting Judge in a courtroom. Please dress accordingly. Jeans are not acceptable. High heels, hooded sweatshirts, scarves, hoop earrings, and open-toed shoes are not permitted for the prison tour.

There is a group activity during the second half of the day. Please let me know as soon as possible if you will not be able attend as this will impact assignments.

You will be receiving a second email early next week with specific scenarios for the group to which you have been assigned. Please read over this information prior to class so you have a better understanding of the group exercises. In past years we have had a scenario hit a participant close to home. If you have any concerns about your scenario, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Additionally, we will be hearing from the survivor of a sexual assault crime in the afternoon. The subject matter is difficult. If you have any concerns, please reach out to me ahead of the session and we can discuss.
You do not need to bring your notebook.

Additional Information:
•CAT Presentations are Friday, April 26. Every member of your group must participate in your presentation in some capacity. I am requesting a 1-3 sentence abstract of your presentation by April 17th to provide to our panelists. If you have a PowerPoint, Prezi, video, etc. for your presentation, I must have a copy no later than the morning of Tuesday, April 17. Guidelines are available for download.
•Don't forget to observe a Board by April 26 and complete the online form.
•We are beginning to recruit for the Core Class of 2020. If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for our program, please send them to our website or talk with me and Kate.
•Your graduation is scheduled for May 16 from 5-7pm at the PA College of Health Sciences. There will be invites in your class folder on Wednesday. Please use those to invite family, coworkers, the people who sponsored you for Core Class, etc. If you need more invites, let me know. The more the merrier!
All information included in this email will be available on the website under the password protected section "Core 2019". The case sensitive password is LeadershipLancaster2019.

Please feel free to contact me either by phone or email if you have any questions, concerns or comments.
If you need to reach me on the day of, my cell phone is 607-761-2269. Kate can also be reached at 717-371-6762. We will both be without our phones during the prison tour.

Thank you!
Erin & Kate

Homework Assignments

As part of the Core curriculum, you will be asked to complete homework assignments throughout the year:

  • Please complete the ORIENTATION homework and return in a sealed envelope marked with your name at the County Tour (October 5).
  • The ARTS homework is due by November 16th. Please attend a local arts and culture performance, event or exhibit (visual, theatrical, musical, museum exhibits, etc.) and evaluate your impressions before the Arts & Culture Session on December 7th. Feel free to be creative with this.
  • The GOVERNMENT OBSERVATION is due by December 17th. For this assignment, we are asking you to observe a city or county government meeting (planning commission, city council, township meetings, etc) and report on your observations.
  • COMMUNITY BOARD OBSERVATION is due April 26. As part of your CAT project, you are to observe the Board meeting of a community benefit organization involved with your topic. Your entire group does not have to observe the same organization.

Core 2019 Documents

2019 Absentee Form
2019 Headshot Directory
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