NATURE FOR ALL IS COMMITTED TO FIND, EDUCATE, DEVELOP, AND ENCOURAGE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS TO CARE FOR OUR PUBLIC LANDS AND TO ADVOCATE FOR THE PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT OF OUR MOUNTAINS, FORESTS, RIVERS, PARKS, AND URBAN OPEN SPACES.
Nature for All’s Leadership Academy is a long-term training program, established in 2011, that aims to develop LA’s next generation of environmental leaders with a curriculum that teaches organizing and advocacy skills, civic engagement, and supports local community projects.
With our Leadership Academy program, we are:
- Educating, developing and encouraging environmental stewards
- Caring for our public lands and connecting with community members
- Advocating for the protection and enhancement of our mountains, forests, rivers, parks and urban open spaces
Since 2011, Nature for All has graduated more than 209 participants from diverse backgrounds:
- 77% identify as low-income
- 68% identify as women
- 57% identify as Latinx
- 90% identify as BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color)
Academy graduates have successfully executed over 100 community engagement projects around Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and in the San Fernando Valley. Projects have included leading educational bike tours of the watershed area; organizing community workshops to raise awareness on protecting public lands among park-poor communities; and painting trash receptacles along the West and East forks of the San Gabriel River.
Fifteen graduates have traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the San Gabriel Mountains and Rivers on behalf of their community. Some of our graduates continue to stay involved with Nature for All by joining our Stewards group.
More than one-fifth of graduates have landed employment with environmental and community organizations, including Nature For All, the California Conservation Corps., the U.S. Forest Service, Treepeople, NPCA, Pacoima Beautiful, Active SGV, Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, the City of Claremont and so much more! Many more serve as volunteers at organizations working on local environmental conservation.
Academy Graduate Projects
Leadership Academy graduates have successfully executed more than 100 community engagement projects around Los Angeles, in the San Gabriel Valley, and in the San Fernando Valley. Projects have included leading educational bike tours of the watershed area; organizing community workshops to raise awareness on protecting public lands among park-poor communities; and painting trash receptacles along the West and East forks of the San Gabriel River.
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Questions about the Leadership Academy? Contact us at Araceli@lanatureforall.org