This year, we’re proud to launch a new program in partnership with the Golden State Warriors and Kaiser Permanente. The Generation Thrive Leadership Network provides leadership training and professional development to youth-serving leaders working at nonprofits across the Bay Area.
Our participants — 24 rising leaders working for 20 youth-serving nonprofit organizations — are creating new connections and deepening their leadership skills. They’ve worked on leadership narratives, learned peer consultancy protocols to address professional challenges, and deepened cross-organizational connections.
They’re also interviewing influential local leaders, including Oakland Mayor (and Coro alumna) Libby Schaaf; Chris Iglesias, Chief Executive Officer of The Unity Council; and Maria Su, Executive Director of San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families.
Participants represent 20 esteemed local nonprofits, including 826 Valencia, Aim High, College Track, Girls Inc., Hack the Hood, iMentor, Summer Search, Warriors Community Foundation, and many more. Collectively, they serve thousands of Bay Area youth.
What do participants have to say about this experience?
“Each session gets better and better. I journal after each one so I can capture my thoughts in the moment. … My organization can truly benefit from these tools, especially after several leadership transitions. There are so many tools at our disposal and ways to go about using them, we just need to take action. Every Generation Thrive Leadership Network session brings me closer to doing my part in this work and cultivating the privilege for others. It’s exciting!”
Coro’s Senior Director of Training, Cliff Yee, puts it this way.
“I just love this group of leaders, these are my people. They’re so committed to the youth they serve. For them to grow as leaders, personally and professionally, they need to find allies in the sector and the work — because their work is often very taxing. Their jobs demand a lot of energy, and they don’t always have time to replenish. The Generation Thrive Leadership Network provides a dedicated space for them to do just that. I’m very happy to see them supporting each other as a network. They’ve already held an informal social, a trivia night, and we set up a Slack channel for them to share resources and communicate between sessions. There’s a big need for more spaces for youth-serving professionals to share information, knowledge and resources, and we are honored to be able to support them in their growth and connect them to a network of allies.”
We invite you to join us at the program graduation on May 20 — RSVP here. Congratulations to everyone investing their time and energy in the Generation Thrive Leadership Network!
Interested in a Coro program? Find more here.