LEAD San Diego

An Affiliate of San Diego Regional Chamber

Nonprofit Partners


LEAD San Diego directly affects positive change in our region in a variety of ways. We have opportunities to directly connect our program alumni to mentorship opportunities, nonprofit committees, and local boards and commissions through our Leader Match platform. We also offer local nonprofits an opportunity to benefit from our Leadership Action Teams (LATs), the service learning component of LEAD’s flagship program, Impact.

Impact not only provides participants with a greater understanding of the critical issues and key players in our region, it also inspires participants to use their skills to become engaged with community organizations and causes. Each year, members of the Impact class are divided into Leadership Action Teams (LATs). Each LAT is matched with a local nonprofit agency that benefits from the team members’ expertise and leadership to accomplish an individualized project aiding in the organization’s long-term sustainability.

Leadership Action Team Request for Proposals

LEAD San Diego’s Impact Class of 2024 will be divided into five (5) to six (6) Leadership Action Teams (LEAD staff strives for approximately six to 10 class members per team, based upon class preferences and skill sets) tasked with tackling real community needs submitted by organizations from the San Diego region. These projects need to be initiated and completed between January and May 2024, and must have a lasting benefit to the community being served. Each team’s participants will bring their knowledge, professional skills, and access to regional resources and networks of influence to the selected community improvement projects. Previous projects have included development of communications & marketing plans; creation of a facility expansion feasibility report; and development of a five-year strategic plan. Your project is not required to be limited to these ideas; we strongly encourage unique and creative projects.

The RFP for the 2023-24 cycle is open and available for download below. If you have questions, please contact


2023 Leadership Action Team Partner Agencies

Casa Cornelia Law Center is a public interest law firm that provides pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations with a primary commitment to the immigrant community in Southern California. They also seek to educate our community regarding the impact of immigration law and policy in our region and the public good.

With a mission to empower the youth in our community to reach their highest potential, San Diego Youth Services offers care services for children and youth from infancy to age 25. As the threat for basic needs rises for the youth of today, San Diego Youth Services aims to provide safe, long-term solutions for those in need.

Computers 2 Kids (C2K) believes everyone, regardless of their economic status, deserves equal access to technology and technology education. C2K provides computer literacy training and has developed a Technology Assistance Program that recycles and refurbishes used computers and delivers them to families in need.

Driven by restorative and social justice principles that celebrate diversity, uniqueness, and collaboration, the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) is on a mission to create safer schools and communities. TFK is committed to peace and equity, and to the development of strategies to dismantle racism and ethnic oppression.

Street Corner Care, a division of the Ladle Fellowship, offers free medical care to the underserved and unhoused communities in our region. Street Corner Care seeks to provide its patients with a sense of security and bridge the gap between our most vulnerable residents and the healthcare system.

Established in 1999, Words Alive was founded on the belief that if you value reading and understand its fundamental connection to all aspects of your life, then you will be better equipped to thrive as a lifelong learner and productive member of your community. Words Alive seeks to connect children, teens, and families with the power of reading.

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