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LDI ELC Fellowship

LDI for Emerging Leaders of Color

LDI for Emerging Leaders of Color is the country’s only leadership development fellowship designed specifically for professionals of color that work in the out-of-school time field.

CalSAC's Leadership Development Institute (LDI) fellowships foster transformative change, allowing each individual to be part of the larger movement for equity and social justice.

Through an intensive year-long cohort-based program for emerging leaders in the out-of-school time field, the LDI equips site coordinators to director level professionals with an aspiration for advanced leadership with skills in management and leadership.  A foundational component of this project is to understand how power, privilege and oppression manifest in the field, and provide participants with the tools, confidence and network to create new realities for themselves, their organizations and their communities.

Youth of color benefit greatly from having strong adults of color as role models, and communities benefit immensely when the people who make decisions about funding and policies reflect the communities they serve.  While those working on the front lines of California’s out-of-school time programs mostly mirror the young people participating, disparities exist in executive leadership, policy creation and board positions. There are a number of possible reasons for this, from institutional racism to cultural barriers to advancement.

Looking for more information? Join the information webinar on 10/24 or email Ayala:

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