Not only does the Flintridge Center in Pasadena offer other workshops like the Board Development training I’m leading on April 17th, they also recently launched an innovative leadership development program. “The goal of Flintridge Center’s Millennium Leadership program is to support young leaders in developing the skills to successfully lead community-based organizations and social impact projects or to serve the public.”
In the picture above with me is Ivette Vivanco, the young leader I coached as part of this leadership program. Ivette is passionate about issues related to hunger and homelessness in Los Angeles. Together, we discussed various topics relating to her work to launch a new nonprofit called the Los Angeles Partnership to End Hunger and Homelessness.
I recently attended the graduation of the first class of Millennium Leadership fellows and was moved by how much the process added value to their lives. All of them spoke eloquently about how much they grew during the program. I’m hopeful that funders in the philanthropic community will recognize the value of this program and support it, which will give other young leaders the opportunity to build their own capacity to serve.