This program is designed to develop diverse leaders who are grounded in their own leadership, can sustain themselves as leaders, and can drive community change.
According to national data, “The nonprofit sector is experiencing a seismic demographic shift as Baby Boomers reach retirement age. This shift already is creating a vacuum in leadership that will continue for the next two decades” (Nonprofit Sector Leadership Report, 2016). This shift is also being experienced beyond the nonprofit sector.
The young leaders we have worked with see things differently. They say:
What We’re Trying to Achieve:
What you can expect
Thanks to Vitalyst Health Foundation and other community partners, like the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, Elan Consulting, and The Next Chapter Consulting and Coaching, financial assistance is available and can be requested through the application process.
“Immensely invaluable. I walked into it wanting to get one thing out of it; instead, I gained so much knowledge in all aspects of leadership. It was more than I thought I would get out of it.”
“I think the program has huge value for our community. When I think of the minds, hearts, and energy of the people in my group, and all of the projects, organizations, and efforts being stewarded by these incredible folks, I feel grateful that this program and partners are creating resources to support leaders.”
“I honestly thought it was incredible. By the end, I felt we had created a community of really dynamic people, coming together to work on individual and institutional issues.”