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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 15 cohorts and a total of 165 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.

FALL 2019 Leadership Academy Class Schedule

The Leadership Academy for the Fall 2019 term will run from July 20th to November 13th, 2019 ( with an additional and optional 3 months of mentor ship).

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

  • Sunday – July 21, 2019* (Orientation runs 8am-3pm)
  • August 24, 2019
  • September 28, 2019
  • October 19, 2019

Wednesdays, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

  • July 24, 2019
  • August 7, 2019
  • August 21, 2019
  • September 4, 2019
  • September 18, 2019
  • October 2, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
  • October 30, 2019
  • November 13th, 2019* (Graduation ceremony)

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

Applications for the FALL 2019 cohort are due at 11:59pm,Thursday July 11th, 2019. Apply below!

Questions? Contact us at Araceli@lanatureforall.org.