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Webinar Series | Learning Through The Greenlining Experience: A Foundational Toolkit For Leadership Development Programs
Submitted by LLC Staff on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 21:01
June 24, 2015 | 11am-12pm Pacific
The Greenlining Institute was founded as a response to institutional redlining of communities of color from economic opportunities. Twenty-two years later, the organization has grown in both scale and impact, including incorporating a strong commitment to the leadership development of emerging leaders of color. With its successes and challenges, Greenlining has learned many lessons on the road to positive social change. This webinar will focus on how the organization has evolved and created a renowned leadership development program for social justice leaders, while always maintaining its roots in racial equity and advocacy. In using the organization’s journey as a case study, participants will receive a perspective and best practices for incorporating a leadership development program from foundation to evaluation.
Claudia Paredes is Academy Director at The Greenlining Institute. Claudia Paredes is an older sister, daughter and adopted mother to Charlie (a multi-ethnic rescue dog) and proud first-time homeowner in Oakland. She is driven by her commitment to racial equity, social justice and the advancement of opportunity for communities of color and low income communities. Over the past 5 years, Claudia has served as the Leadership Academy Director for The Greenlining Institute. Together with a dedicated team, she leads five core leadership development programs that engage young leaders of color in various stages of their educational and professional trajectory.
Through a shared vision based on the values of collective leadership, these programs empower and train the next generation of leaders dedicated to sustainable solutions that include and benefit California's most vulnerable communities. A formerly undocumented immigrant from Peru, Claudia was educated in East Bay public schools, holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Public Policy from Pepperdine University.
Claudia is a perpetual student of leadership and believes in the power of individual and collective development and empowerment as a means to greater social change. She is a proud of alumna of Rockwood Leadership Institute, New Leaders Council Oakland, and the Hispanas Organized for Policy Equality (HOPE) Leadership Institute, both focusing on individual leadership growth and practice.