We are thrilled to announce CALCASA is accepting applications for 2015-2016 Leadership Education and Advancement for Professionals Project Cohort 3.
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), in partnership with Women of Color Network (WOCN, Inc) has established the Leadership Education and Advancement for Professionals (LEAP) Project. LEAP’s primary purpose is to enhance the professional skills of individuals of color seeking professional advancement in the anti-violence against women field.
The goals of the LEAP Project are to:

  1. Build upon and enhance the professional capacity of women of color (WOC) executive directors, directors and senior managers in anti-violence against women programs.
  2. Create a community of support and professional network for emerging WOC executives and management leaders, aimed at reducing isolation, maximizing skills development, information-sharing, and communication.
  3. Optimize the success and effectiveness of emerging WOC leaders by providing opportunities to impact spheres of influence and communities through “Pay it Forward” activities.

The LEAP Project is designed to provide an intensive interactive, distance learning and in-person, comprehensive training and practicum experience. As a cohort member, LEAP Fellows will develop and enhance leadership and management skills to enable to take upon and succeed in leadership/management roles in their organizations and in the anti-violence against women field.
The LEAP Project is supported by Grant #2015-TA-AX-K006 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), US Department of Justice.
LEAP Fellows will be selected through a competitive application process. Applications are due January 8, 2016 5pm PST.
For more LEAP program details and applicant requirements please read the following document before proceeding to the online application process: LEAP Project Application Information Requirements_2015-2016_v4

Please direct your questions to:

Imelda Buncab, LEAP Project Coordinator
CALCASA Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator
email: imelda.buncab@calcasa.org
phone: 916-446-8184
“LEAP is needed to prepare, advance and sustain WOC in leadership positions in the DV/SA movement.” Vickie Frederick-Toure, LEAP Fellow Cohort 2 (2014 – 2015)