By Megan Fluke
This week I was sitting down for tea with Karen Grove, a Menlo Park resident and community leader, sharing information about our reimagined Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA). At the end of this conversation she generously decided to put up a $20,000 match to ensure this program launches in January 2020. Her gift ensures we can offer significant scholarships for participants. Thank you, Karen!
Founded in 2013 with an alumni network of 200+ graduates, we have reimagined the CALA program to grow a powerful force for the environment and equity in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. CALA is important because our region needs a larger, more diverse base of civic leaders who are working across sectors for the natural environment.