ECCEL

Are YOU Prepared to Lead?

ECCEL is a dynamic and tranformational leadership development program excluslively for students attending Dutchess, Orange, Rockland and Ulster Community Colleges.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Center’s ECCEL program prepares students to lead in all aspects of their lives – personal, academic, professional and community.  With a focus on self-discovery, skill development, experiential learning and global citizenship, the program will contribute significantly to students’ academic achievement and workforce success and prepare them to lead in a global society. 

Students Excel with ECCEL

LEARN valuable leadership skills that will prepare them to lead in a global society

DEVELOP strong communication and interpersonal skills 

BUILD relationships with business and community leaders

DISCOVER inner strengths, potential and passion 

SERVE community in a meaningful way

CONNECT with other like-minded students across multiple campuses

PARTICIPATE in a vibrant and diverse community of future leaders


During this transformational program, bring their passion and leadership potential to life. You will focus on leadership development through a series of three weekend retreats with students from Dutchess, Orange, Rockland and Ulster County Community Colleges and regularly scheduled on-campus activities and workshops for students on their home campus.

Students accepted into the ECCEL program will be identified as Louis B. Greenspan Scholars and will receive a special certificate of completion at the end of the program.

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