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Eligibility Individual candidates for this program should: Be outstanding leaders who have a demonstrated track record of contribution to the community Hold the title of CEO, Executive…

LEAD Residency

The LEAD Residency is open to senior managers who served as Interim Directors, or on the interim leadership team, when their organization participated in the Durfee Sabbatical…

Maria Brenes

Maria Brenes is the Executive Director of InnerCity Struggle (ICS), which seeks to build a powerful and influential movement of youth and families on the Eastside of…

Va Lecia Adams Kellum

Va Lecia Adams Kellum is the President and CEO of St. Joseph Center, which provides working families and homeless individuals the resources and tools to become productive,…

Tony Brown

Tony Brown is the Executive Director of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), which provides at-risk and underserved youth with free after-school programs in academics, arts, and athletics…

Stephanie Klasky-Gamer

Stephanie Klasky-Gamer is the President and CEO of LA Family Housing (LAFH), whose mission is to help people transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum…

Silvia Argueta

Silvia Argueta is the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the…

Aquilina Soriano-Versoza

Aquilina Soriano-Versoza is the Executive Director of the Pilipino Worker’s Center, a resource and advocacy organization that empowers the Filipino community in Southern California to improve the…

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra aims to change lives by stretching the boundaries of the ensemble format, using music as an impetus for social change. By collaborating with institutions…

Ten Toes In

Ten Toes In seeks to support, educate, and empower couples after incarceration. By organizing monthly support meetings for women, offering a mentorship program to assist formerly incarcerated…