Apply for the Leadership Academy

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The Nature for All Leadership Academy is a five-month training program focused on organizing, advocacy, civic engagement, and local community action. The goal of the Leadership Academy is to develop 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. Since 2011, the Leadership Academy has graduated 14 cohorts and a total of 150 individuals.


Individuals must meet the following criteria:

A) Individuals must demonstrate experience OR interest in environmental protection related to the San Gabriel Mountains, River, watershed areas and local parks.

B) Individuals must commit to carrying out Nature For All’s vision of engaging diverse communities in protecting and improving equitable access to the San Gabriel Mountains and our public lands.

C) Applicant must live in the San Gabriel Valley OR within the greater Los Angeles region.

Spring 2019 Leadership Academy Class Schedule

The Leadership Academy for the Spring 2019 term will run from January 19 to May 15, 2019.

The Leadership Academy meets alternating Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, and some Saturday mornings from 9am to 12pm. Each academy session includes a skills-building workshop and interactive discussions on how the skills can be applied in environmental advocacy. The schedule is subject to change with advance notice. NOTE: Classes will be held in the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles region.

Saturdays, 9 am – 12 pm

  • January 19* (Orientation runs 8am-1:30pm)
  • February 23
  • March 30
  • April 13

Wednesdays, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

  • January 23
  • February 6
  • February 20
  • March 6
  • March 20
  • April 3
  • April 17
  • May 1
  • May 15* (Graduation ceremony)

Locations of the classes are in Downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

Applications for the Spring 2019 cohort are due at 11:59pm, Tuesday January 8, 2019. Apply below!

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