LEAD San Diego

An Affiliate of San Diego Regional Chamber

Nonprofit Partners

Leadership In Action

LEAD San Diego directly affects positive change in our region through 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 organizations’ long-term sustainability.

2023 Leadership Action Team Request for Proposals

LEAD San Diego’s Impact Class of 2023 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 2023, 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.

Proposals for the 2022-23 cycle are now closed. To be added to the interest list for 2023-24, please complete the interest form below. If you have questions, please contact LEAD@SDChamber.org.


2022 Leadership Action Team Partner Agencies

The Friends of the San Diego Public Library raises funds to support our libraries and programs system-wide, engages in library advocacy, and provides structure and support for the 33 affiliate chapters. Their mission aims to enhance the San Diego Public Library System so that it may fulfill its literary, educational, technological, community, and cultural purposes.


Through a set of programs that combine sport, study, and service, Pro Kids works to challenge underserved youth to excel in life by promoting character development, life skills, and values through education and the game of golf.


The Joan Kroc Community Center is a 12.4-acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center open to community members of East San Diego, La Mesa and Lemon Grove that provides a variety of quality programs for individuals of all ages


With the mission to finance, build, manage and operate affordable housing and supportive services for people with special needs to achieve stability and self-sufficiency, Townspeople currently owns and operates four affordable housing developments in San Diego, with a total of 118 units.


Founded in 1911, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) has helped immigrants and refugees build new lives in the United States and around the world. They work each day to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and support their transition to a dignified life.

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