Leadership Academy Spotlight: Megan Devine

Megan Devine is a graduate of the Leadership Academy who continues to lead the Convert-a-Can program. How did you hear about the Leadership Academy and what inspired you to apply for the program? I learned about the Leadership Academy through a friend, Kevin Lynch, who was in the cohort before mine, and he said it was a … Continue reading Leadership Academy Spotlight: Megan Devine

On the Ground Work Update: Project FIRE

Leadership Academy graduate Mary Venegas led a three-day camping trip in the San Gabriel Mountains for 16 CalState Long Beach students, Long Beach City College students, and San Gabriel Mountains rock climbers. During the August 5-7 trip, Venegas informed participants about the San Gabriel Mountains Forever campaign, led guided hikes, partnered with the U.S. Forest … Continue reading On the Ground Work Update: Project FIRE

On the Ground Work Update: Project Tri-Affecta

Leadership Academy Graduate Dominique Vitti worked with the Panorama Recreation Center to integrate and facilitate two arts-based workshops on protecting the environment, as part of the center's summer day camp for youth (July 12-14). To conclude the workshops, Vitti organized a guided hike to Big Tujunga Canyon for 40 students to experience the San Gabriel Mountains … Continue reading On the Ground Work Update: Project Tri-Affecta

On the Ground Work Update: Green Space and Communities of Color

Leadership Academy graduate Syllenne Moody, in conjunction with LA Rooted Organizing, facilitated a July 14 workshop on the importance of green space and the SGMs for communities of color in LA county. As part of the interactive event, youth from the organizing school toured their communities and photographed areas of their neighborhoods where they would like to … Continue reading On the Ground Work Update: Green Space and Communities of Color

On the Ground Work Update: Project Camp Chibiko

Academy graduates and East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center staff members Michelle Okawa and Pearl Omiya carried out Camp Chibiko, a two-week long summer camp for 40 Japanese American youth. This year's camp theme was the environment and protecting the San Gabriel Mountains. Camp participants visited Eaton Canyon Nature Center, BikeSGV, and Frank G. … Continue reading On the Ground Work Update: Project Camp Chibiko