Our new, virtual program, Resilient San Francisco Leadership Academy, is focused on the City’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, and other resilience efforts, at both the city-wide and neighborhood levels. The cohort — 22 Fellows representing 14 neighborhoods — is engaged in wide-ranging learning sessions and interviews with City and neighborhood leaders. In addition to becoming more confident in their leadership abilities, Fellows will increase their knowledge and understanding about City programs and legislative processes.
Resilient SF is modeled after prior Leadership Academies in District 11, where alumni strengthened their connection to the community and have been instrumental in supporting those most vulnerable in the Excelsior and Outer Mission.
In a recent session, the Resilient SF cohort interviewed James Spingola, Executive Director of Collective Impact and the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, a Community Hub in the Western Addition. James talked about COVID-19 response and recovery, being a San Francisco native, and the City’s recent $120M investment in the Black community.
Stay tuned for more updates about Resilient SF. This program is delivered in partnership with the Neighborhood Empowerment Network and the Office of Resilience and Capital Planning, and supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.