Upcoming Events

Women of Color LeadStrong: Game Changers in Philanthropy, Politics, and Technology

Thursday, March 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Oakland Marriott Convention Center
550 10th Street, Oakland

Join us in celebrating the launch of LeaderSpring's first Women of Color LeadStrong Fellowship and honoring the accomplishments of female leaders of color in creating sustainable systems of change.

Nationwide, women are emerging as progressive grassroots leaders to combat the resurgence of sociopolitical violence against disenfranchised groups. LeaderSpring has invested in the extraordinary talent, dedication, and vision of such leaders for more than two decades. This March, LeaderSpring is bringing together change makers such as Alicia Garza, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter, and Vanessa Daniel, Founder and Executive Director of Groundswell Fund, to discuss plans for rebuilding a new, more equitable America.

Co-Chairs

 Brigitte Davila, JD President, Board of Trustees City College of San Francisco

Brigitte Davila, JD
President, Board of Trustees
City College of San Francisco

 Jacqueline Garcel Executive Director Latino Community Foundation

Jacqueline Garcel
Executive Director
Latino Community Foundation


Past Events

East Bay Class of 2018 Graduation

Congratulations to the East Bay Class of 2018 on your graduation! It has been our honor to watch you grow over the past two years.

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November 2, 2018


2018 LeaderSpring Center Open House

LeaderSpring Center staff, Advisory Council members, Fellows, Alumni, and supporters gathered at the new Preservation Park office to learn about LeaderSpring's latest initiatives, most recently the launch of the Class of 2020 Women of Color LeadStrong Fellowship application. 

June 19, 2018


LeaderSpring's 20th Anniversary Luncheon:

Leaders Spring Toward Equity

On June 6, LeaderSpring celebrated its 20th Anniversary and bid farewell to founding Executive Director, Cynthia Chavez. Cedric Brown of the Kapor Center guided a conversation about the transformation of the social sector from single issue silos to a movement building collective. Speakers discussed four nonprofit shifts in lightning talks followed by personal speeches about their forays into leadership. Join in and watch the conversation in the video above.

Speakers

 
 Kimberly Aceves, Co-Executive Director  RYSE Youth Center

Kimberly Aceves, Co-Executive Director
RYSE Youth Center

 Zahra Billoo, Executive Director  Council for American Islamic Relations

Zahra Billoo, Executive Director
Council for American Islamic Relations

 Cedric Brown, Chief of Community Engagement,  Kapor Center for Social Impact (Moderator)

Cedric Brown, Chief of Community Engagement,
Kapor Center for Social Impact (Moderator)

 
 
 Rob Jackson, Founder and Executive Director,  Beats Rhymes and Life

Rob Jackson, Founder and Executive Director,
Beats Rhymes and Life

 Vincent Pan, Executive Director,  Chinese for Affirmative Action

Vincent Pan, Executive Director,
Chinese for Affirmative Action

 

June 20, 2017