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Healthy Communities Leadership Academy

Saturday | September 13, 2014 — Saturday | May 16, 2015

Location in San Mateo, CA

Started in 2013, the Healthy Communities Leadership Academy is a 9-month advocacy training program for 35 emerging and existing leaders in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Benito counties who want to make the region a more environmentally-sustainable and socially-just place.

Silicon Valley’s cities and towns are beset with an array of urgent environmental and social challenges including suburban sprawl, sea level rise, toxic contamination, waste disposal, inadequate public transit, polluted air and watersheds, fracking, inefficient energy use, unaffordable housing, lack of access to healthy food, insufficient parkland, etc. Looming over all of these is the threat of climate change.

In order to effectively address these challenges we need more activated citizens, from all walks of life, who will not only demand change but also set in motion positive solutions to problems. In short, we need “extraordinary ordinary people” who will assert the leadership necessary to help our communities thrive. HCLA will serve as a training ground for such people.

Classes will be held in a several venues between Morgan Hill and San Mateo on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm, networking and refreshments at 8:30am. Apply by July 15, Applicants will be notified by July 31.

Space is limited, register online.

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Cost: $500
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