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LEADERSHIP PASADENA INC

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Coalitions, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL IN THE PASADENA, CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY AND SURROUNDING AREA BY PRODUCING EMPOWERED, INSPIRED AND CONNECTED LEADERS WHO WILL STRENGTHEN AND BRING TOGETHER OUR DIVERSE COMMUNITIES.

Results: Over 220 graduates sit on over 50 non-profit Boards, others are elected public officials, some serve in leadership roles within local city governments, many are executive directors or staff leaders for non-profit organizations and others are generous business leaders whose companies are outstanding corporate citizens. Plus we have created over 30 community projects for the city and local schools or charities.

Target demographics: individuals who want to play an active role in Pasadena’s future become empowered, inspired and connected leaders to strengthen our diverse communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 15 graduates who will now serve on Boards or multiple non-profits or civic commissions plus 220 alumni who continue to lead throughout the community.

Geographic areas served: the greater Pasadena, CA community

Programs: an 8-month series of in-depth workshops, retreats and field exercises with local Pasadena experts/leaders/influencers in education, arts and sciences, government, business and economics, non-profits and more. A 5 month community project is also completed and bequeathed to the city or non-profit impacted.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in the very first class in 1999. What an awesome experience!!! Having just moved to Pasadena from Atlanta, it was a great way to learn about my new city and meet wonderful and interesting people who remain life long friends. My experience was instrumental in being a better board member for the Lake Avenue Community Foundation. By understanding how Pasadena works, formally and informally, has saved tons of time and frustration. A must do for anyone who wants to be involved in Pasadena.

CindyBB

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined the LP Board because I want community, business and government leaders who are informed, inspired and collaborative to work together respectfully and effectively to find solutions for our community issues--and I wanted to help LP do that for the Pasadena area. After several months, I took the 8-month course and was so amazed at what I learned--about my own leadership challenges and about the Pasadena, the good, bad and in between. Pasadena is truly a unique city with remarkable intellectual, cultural and financial wealth yet social problems still impact many in our city. But now I know the community leaders personally and I know the issues to focus on and I am so much better equipped to do my part to make Pasadena a better city for everyone. And my life is so much richer with the new friends I've made in LP and in the community and how much more engaged I am in this great city.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I graduated from LP in 202 and it was the best investment I made both personally and professionally. Engaging with other leaders over an 8 month period -- most of whom I wouldn't have interacted with otherwise -- was invaluable. Really expanded my perspective about the community, beyond my imagination. The project aspect of the program provided a way to immediately apply our learning, while making a significant contribution to the community. I would highly recommend LP for anyone looking to take their leadership to the next level!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Leadership Pasadena was a great experience for me. I had just moved from over 2,000 miles away to take a job in Pasadena and didn't know very many people. There has not been a single more important thing that I have done to grow personally and professionally than this program. Highly recommend it to anyone that wants to grow and learn more about their community.