Are you dissatisfied with the government policies being made in your local community? Would you like to help make sure voices like yours gets heard in local policy meetings? Would you like to have a cohort of progressive leaders with the same leadership training available to support your efforts to make change in your community?
Urban Habitat’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) identifies, supports, trains, and places low-income people and people of color in priority boards and commissions seats around the Bay Area. The BCLI prioritizes seats that influence equity in the areas of transportation, equitable development, housing, jobs, and climate change. Graduates form a network of progressive leaders who are technically and politically prepared and supported to make decisions that reflect the needs and interests of low-income communities and communities of color. Graduates have the capacity and community support to advance a regional agenda for economic, environmental, and social justice and serve as the next generation of progressive officials who are representative of and accountable to the region’s most burdened populations.
Come hear how the BCLI has empowered and supported the next generation of advocates working for and representing the needs of low-income communities and communities of color, and learn about the nomination, interview, and selection process. You will also be able to meet Alumni who will be available to answer questions and share their experiences.
Date: February 18th, 2011
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: East Bay Community Foundation, 200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
RSVP to Riana Shaw Robinson at riana(AT)urbanhabitat(DOT)org!
Image Source: Urban Habitat, 2009 BCLI Graduates