Category: Leadership Program

Welcome 2022 Leadership Program Cohort
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Welcome 2022 Leadership Program Cohort

On January 8, we kicked off our 9th annual Leadership Program cohort, a group of 22 community members who want to learn how to become more effective agents of change. Participants meet monthly to learn how to prepare and plan an environmental advocacy campaign for a local cause. Upon completing the program in August, the...

We Are So Proud of Our Leadership Academy 2021 Cohort!
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We Are So Proud of Our Leadership Academy 2021 Cohort!

From climate resiliency teams in North Fair Oaks to the protection of Juristac, the 2021 Leadership Academy cohort shined in their efforts to create environmental protection campaign plans through a racial equity lens. As part of the training program, participants formed 5 separate workgroups around these current issues: Establishing Climate Resiliency Block Action Teams in...

From Retirement to Reach Codes
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From Retirement to Reach Codes

After a long career at the Environmental Protection Agency, Kathleen Goforth had a 35-year backlog of personal projects to do.  Yet, she decided to add one more to her list: she applied to Green Foothills’ Leadership Academy. “I was just starting to consider retiring and thought it would kick-start my thinking about what I might...

Kyra Brown: More Than Just a Bench
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Kyra Brown: More Than Just a Bench

Kyra Brown had been working at Youth United for Community Action (YUCA), a social justice and environmental justice organization, when her supervisor  suggested Green Foothills’ Community Advocates Leadership Academy.  “Oh, hey look. Is this something you’re interested in?” she quotes. “I had never heard of the program, but when I saw the words ‘community advocates,’...

Ray Larios: Leading from the Back, For Now
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Ray Larios: Leading from the Back, For Now

Author: David Simon “You don’t just gain knowledge; you gain wisdom,” says Ray Larios of his experience in the 2020 Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) cohort. Before applying to CALA, Ray was getting settled in his role with the Citizens Advisory Committee for Peninsula Clean Energy, and he thought CALA would be a good fit...

Cheryl Weiden: Small but Mighty Steps for Climate Action
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Cheryl Weiden: Small but Mighty Steps for Climate Action

A self-described “worker bee,” Cheryl has a vision for getting across the climate protection finish line through small but mighty local actions. The advocacy skills Cheryl learned through the Leadership Academy in 2017 – including speaking to elected officials, creating coalitions, mentoring others to advocate – have been instrumental in her success so far.

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