San Gabriel ValleyAlhambra , CA United States
The San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership Academy is still accepting applications for its fifth class.
The Leadership Academy is an education project of San Gabriel Mountains Forever, a coalition of over 150 individuals and organizations working to protect and enhance our mountains, rivers and parks with access for all. A six-month volunteer organizer training program, the San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership Academy emphasizes civic engagement, community advocacy and project management.
Classes are led by coalition staff and experts on various topics, including the legislative process, strategic planning, public speaking, social media and project management. The Academy is free to apply and attend. Participants are eligible for financial aid for transportation and child as well as adult care. Each participant has the opportunity to receive up to $1,000 to organize a project in her or his community. Participants also earn a $500 stipend upon completion of the project.
Along with a tremendous opportunity for young people and volunteers, consider this a chance to offer training to staff at no cost as well as connect with a coalition and our network of organizations across Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.
Attached to this message you will find a flier, application and calendar. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly. Please share this opportunity with your colleagues.
Applications are due December 1st, 2013!