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LEADS activates local leaders to advance community transformation, together.

Personal Leadership to Collective Impact

Incorporating world-class curriculum and a community-centered design, the LEADS Fellowship is a force multiplier that invests in individuals, organizations, and communities.  


Our model incorporates high-intensity programming in year one via the Fellowship and long-term support through the Network, together creating the conditions for systems-level impact among our highly curated participants: Trusting Relationships, A Shared Understanding of Community Issues, and a Framework for Collective Action.




LEADS Network Members have collaborated with new partners or organizations


say that their community is better positioned to respond to unforeseen crises or opportunities.


report some or significant outcomes from the project they initiated in the Fellowship.

46  Current Fellows
203  Network Members
6  Gateway Cities Involved
2   Impacted Regions
32  Project Teams Incubated

By The 

Zebra Crossing

changed my life.❞

❝ What I learned

 I never thought in a million years … I would see that kind of profit.

[As a result of the cases we studied], my life has entirely changed.

did what the professor at Harvard dared us to do. 


- Socrates De La Cruz, LEADS 1.0

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