Leadership Eastside Programs
LE's unique cutting edge 2-year leadership enrichment program includes an intensive first year curriculum designed to teach adaptive community leadership skills that are studied by exploring significant issues facing the Eastside region. Year two focuses on exploring yourself as a leader, how you show up in a team and by creating and implementing a regional community service project. Class members write a personal community leadership action plan and spend this year living into that plan. Graduates apply their leadership skills at their organizations, through board and commission service, as elected officials, and through community activism.
Leadership Eastside convenes community members with a passion for an issue, to explore the systems involved and create adaptive solutions. LE works to create a community that works for all of its members.
LE helps organizations tackle tough adaptive challenges through board retreats, management discussions and team facilitations by using the LE curriculum model.
Members of the LE Network address the communities most difficult community issues:
- Help foster kids get to college
- Create a prescription drug take back program and expand it to serve the entire State
- Provide appropriate food to those with immediate food insecurity
- Expand the King County Mental Health Court to all of King County
- Expand the One Night Count to count the homeless on the Eastside
- Eliminate the education gap in our schools
- Close the skills gap in our work force
- Address the needs of homeless youth
- Help social services develop a cooperative model among service providers
This is a small representation of the work LE members. What is YOUR
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
LE offers one of the premier community leader development
programs in the nation.We are living into our mission of creating catalysts for change. Hundreds of Eastside residents have completed
or are participating in LE's 2-year program. + over 16 LE members serving as or seeking elected East King County office + More than 80 board positions held by LE members + More than 140 community organizations benefiting from LE volunteer service +16 East King County home communities represented + 22 regionally focused community service projects