Six Leadership Action Team Partner Agencies Named by LEAD San Diego

LEAD San Diego has announced its six nonprofit partner agencies for 2019. Members of LEAD’s Impact San Diego Class of 2019 will form teams to gain hands-on experience by working with these organizations to accomplish vital projects that will benefit the agencies and our community.

The six agencies and their projects are:

A Reason to Survive (ARTS), whose mission is to lift young people to become courageous, compassionate, and confident community builders through the transformative power of creativity. Their Leadership Action Team (LAT) will build a strong infrastructure and figure out how to tell ARTS’ story to all audiences who need to hear it, converting storytelling into action and results so the organization thrives.

Autism Tree Project Foundation, dedicated to improving communities in San Diego County by assisting them with education, advocacy, screening and mentoring for families impacted by autism. Their LAT team will develop a business plan to help guide the organization’s operations and ensure long-term sustainability.

Eastlake Educational Foundation, with the mission to support the highest quality educational opportunities in the public schools of Eastlake by funding technology and STEAM learning that prepares all children for the 21st Century technology-driven world. Their LAT will help create a community action plan to evaluate and engage the community in order to expand stakeholder involvement by parents, schools, businesses, and emerging tech centers.

OG Yoga, delivering trauma-informed mindfulness-based yoga through partnerships with the systems serving marginalized individuals to support healing, resilience, self-development, and positive social change. Their LAT project is to develop a strategic/business/operational plan that expands and organizes their community offerings, creates foundational support for their Yogi instructor coursework, and establishes a footprint in the community to serve others.

Olivewood Gardens, whose mission is to empower students and families from diverse backgrounds to be healthy and active citizens through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education. They have asked their LAT to help develop a marketing strategy with measurable objectives and tactics that will include goals and benchmarks, and will define their target audience.

Somali Bantu Association of America (SBAOA), with the mission to advocate on behalf of the Somali Bantu, and other similarly disadvantaged refugees and immigrants, for access to professional and educational resources so families can make successful cultural, economic, and social transitions to life in the U.S. SBAOA’s LAT will provide fresh perspective and guidance to assess the organization’s strengths, areas for improvement, and opportunities to create strategic partnerships.

Each Impact LAT will make a presentation about their project at their graduation event, which will take place Thursday, June 13, 2019. It will be free and open to the public.