Strengthen your leadership skills and learn with other change-makers to make a greater impact. The Community Advocates Leadership Academy, put on by Committee for Green Foothills, trains people who are working locally to make a difference on the environmental and social challenges of our time.


Participants explore systems thinking, power in politics, campaign planning, and their personal mission. Graduates have enhanced advocacy skills and a powerful network.

Early bird Deadline

June 15th @ 5:00PM PST

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Apply for the 2019-2020 Class!

Learn. Collaborate. 

Maximize Your Impact.

Read about the impact that CALA has had on our graduates and their communities.

Success Stories

“Community Advocates Leadership Academy reaffirmed my passion”

Violet Saena

“Community Advocates Leadership Academy taught me to speak up for my community”

Uriel Hernandez

“We won our campaign thanks to Community Advocates Leadership Academy”

Morgan Aitken Young

“Community Advocates Leadership Academy gave me courage and strength”

Sylvia Ornelas

We encourage all interested people to apply, regardless of financial means. Cost per participant is $3,000. Full and partial scholarships available thanks to the financial support of San Mateo County Health System, Google, Knight Foundation, and Committee for Green Foothills’ members.

Scholarships Available

September 7, 2019

All sessions on Saturday, generally 8:30am-1:00pm

2019-2020 Schedule

October 5, 2019

November 2, 2019

December 7, 2019

January 11, 2020

February 1, 2020

March 7, 2020

April 4, 2020

May 6, 2020

June 7, 2020

Learn. Collaborate. Maximize Your Impact.

Apply to be a part of the 2019-2020 cohort.

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