San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership Academy Accepting Applications!


Los Angeles , CA 90015 United States

The San Gabriel Mountains Forever is recruiting – students to learn the process of a grassroots campaign; retirees to improve their neighborhood; parents interested in better recreation opportunities for their kids – for its Leadership Academy.

The San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership Academy is a volunteer training program with an emphasis on civic engagement, community organizing, and project management. A project of San Gabriel Mountains Forever, the Leadership Academy’s mission is to protect Los Angeles’ remaining Wilderness by training and supporting a legacy of public lands stewards, particularly among youth and communities of color.

Participants in the Leadership Academy receive free training from experienced organizers and professionals as well as financial aid and a stipend. Participants are eligible for funding and the opportunity to organize a project benefiting her or his community.

To date, the Leadership Academy has graduated 16 people and executed 13 projects across the Los Angeles area in places like Boyle Heights, San Fernando, Monterey Park, and El Monte. Today, those graduates work with various community-based and non-profit organizations, including: Amigos de Los Ríos, Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Nortéamerica (COFEM), Girls Today, Women Tomorrow, Las Fotos Project, the Sierra Club, the City Project, San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps., and Pacoima Beautiful.

We need people, like you, to help permanently protect and enhance urban access to our San Gabriel Mountains and River. We need people like you for the San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership Academy.

Apply today at

Applications due June 1, 2013. Next class announced June 11, 2013.

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