Civic Engagement Leadership Program

In 2014, OCEIA developed a Civic Engagement Leadership Program in partnership with CORO Northern California, a nationally renowned leadership development organization. The program engaged participants from many sectors (business, community nonprofit, government, technology, philanthropy and education_ to explore quality of life issues for San Francisco residents, particularly, immigrants, newcomers, underserved and vulnerable communities. Using CORO’s leadership training and concepts that emphasize self and group awareness, interpersonal communication and insightful analysis of resources and systems, participants received in-depth exposure to the issues and worked with leaders across sectors who are shaping the quality of life and developing real-time, relevant solutions in specific areas and neighborhoods of the City. The sessions began with an exploration of issues in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Recruitment for the FY15-16 fellows will begin in Fall 2015.