Tag: Community Leadership Program
Bridging Gaps in Immigrant Communities
Once upon a time, neighborhood associations in San Jose identified a critical need for the next generation of Resident Community Leaders, specifically in the Spanish-speaking community. San Jose alone is home to over 380,000 Spanish speakers. In May 2020, 10 Resident Community Leaders graduated from an 11-week course meant to develop practical, community-based participatory research…
Anatomy of a CommUniverCity Priority
Author: Elizabeth Figueroa The year was 2009, and I was a struggling student in pursuit of a ‘fit’. I was testing a fifth major at San Jose State University while working a retail job under an admirable mentor who positioned me to meet other admirable people in the City of San Jose’s Strong Neighborhoods Initiative…
Community Leadership Program is on a Mission!
Author: Nicole Solis, Communications Specialist Margaret Mead once wrote, “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Community leaders are emerging in downtown San José now more than ever. The Community Leadership Program (CLP) conducted a collaborative workshop on Thursday February…