Current Class Projects
Each year Leadership Saratoga classes break into groups and work on a project outside of their regularly scheduled Leadership sessions. The projects benefit organizations within Saratoga County. Organizations apply to have their project accepted. This year’s class projects are as follows:
CAFFE LENA During a recent major capital improvement project, the Caffe added a multi camera, high defintion video system to capture and stream live performances for audiences around the world. This also documents performances so they can later be used in educational and entertainment purposes. The project team will work with the Caffe to develop strategy to grow the online audience, assist in research to develop appropriate business model, locate potential pre-show and intermission content, as well as marketing materials to share the message of this new avenue of viewing Caffe performances.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Through a partnership with the Saratoga Builder's Association, and BOCES, Habitat has committed to building a Tiny House. The Tiny House will be on display and highlighted during the 2019 Showcase of Homes. The project team will work with Habitat to find ways to promote the Tiny House prior to the Showcase to raise awareness of all three organizations as well as the use of Tiny Houses as an affordable housing option.
HOME MADE THEATER On the cusp of their 35th anniversary (2019-2020) and a new strategic plan with a goal of having the theater become known as a "Center for Live Theater", the project team will work with HMT to support these efforts. They will develop brand awareness strategies to increase presence in the region. By exploring unique ways to bring populations to the theater who might otherwise experience barriers, they will increase attendance as well as impact in the County. They will suggest ideas, events, and projects that could leverage the 35th anniversary including making initial steps to find unexpected collaborative community partners with whom they could work with to create the programming for the anniversary season.
MECHANICVILLE AREA COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER (MACSC) In 2019, the organization will celebrate their 50th anniversary. The project team will work to assist the center with sharing their story of the last 50 years with the community. An overall communications strategy including avenues of delivery will be researched and executed.