Category: Community Advocates Leadership Academy

Recruiting: 8 changemakers to apply for Leadership Academy
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Recruiting: 8 changemakers to apply for Leadership Academy

Launching in January 2020, the Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) will grow regional leaders to be a strong and effective advocate for the natural environment while making meaningful progress toward diversity, equity, and inclusion in their advocacy and public service. Our goal each year is to form a cohort of 20-25 people who represent the...

Learn. Collaborate. Maximize Your Impact.
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Learn. Collaborate. Maximize Your Impact.

Two weeks ago we announced that we reimagined and reshaped our Community Advocates Leadership Academy. We are pleased to announce that the application period is now open for our 2020 cohort. We encourage you to learn more about this program, apply, and share this announcement with your network. The revised CALA program will bring together and...

Welcome CALA class of 2017-2018!
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Welcome CALA class of 2017-2018!

Meet our newest cohort of change-makers, the Community Advocates Leadership Academy class of 2017-2018. CALA’s goal is to stimulate the local climate of civic activism in support of environmental sustainability, public health, and social justice. This year’s program kicked off on September 9, 2017 at Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto, with Santa Clara County...

Thank you from the CALA class of 2017-2018
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Thank you from the CALA class of 2017-2018

THANK YOU! The Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) class of 2017-2018 appreciates your support so that we might offer scholarships to all participants who requested one. Here’s what this year’s class had to say about your support: “I am very grateful for the opportunity to participate in CALA. I could not have done this without...

Congrats CALA Graduates!
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Congrats CALA Graduates!

The 31 graduates of the Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) Class of 2017 celebrated their graduation on June 3. Graduates of all ages had taken 10 Saturday classes, one a month, to learn to make a difference in the environmental and social challenges of our time. “We had wonderful guest speakers,” said graduating student Doreen Villemaire....

Guest Post: CALA made me a more strategic community organizer
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Guest Post: CALA made me a more strategic community organizer

We are now accepting applications for our Community Advocates Leadership Academy class of 2017-2018. Apply today. Deb Kramer has been interested in the environment since she was a child. Having lived in California her whole life, with fires, floods, and droughts, the environment was “always on her mind.” She says she “always felt a connection...

Guest Post: CALA taught me to speak up for my community
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Guest Post: CALA taught me to speak up for my community

Uriel Hernandez always felt a bit cynical about influencing local government in his hometown of East Palo Alto. As he explained it, “The political and development processes always seemed so murky to me. Then I found the Community Advocates Leadership Academy in 2016.” Growing up, Uriel noticed how different the cities surrounding East Palo Alto...

Guest Post: Community Advocates Leadership Academy Reaffirmed My Passion
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Guest Post: Community Advocates Leadership Academy Reaffirmed My Passion

This post was written by Morgan Aitken-Young, Community Advocates Leadership Academy Class of 2016. Morgan recently sat down with graduates of the program to capture how it impacted their advocacy.  Committee for Green Foothills is currently accepting applications for our 2017-2018 class. Apply today. Violet Saena can’t recall a moment when she realized environmental protection...

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