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Leadership Development: We Need #ChangeFromWithin

Working with amazing leaders has been my job and joy for the last five years at Greenlining. Cohorts of Fellows, Summer Associates, Casistas and interns have been through the intense investment of the Greenlining Academy in building the policy and advocacy skills they will need to lead the push towards creating racial equity in California. Together, our Academy team has done the work I am most proud of in my life… and it’s not enough. CLICK TO...
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What Will Make the Change We Need in the World?

Over the last few months we posted a series of blogs from our current Greenlining Fellows, exploring their own personal transformation and #ChangeFromWithin, and what that means for leadership development. You can read the series here. Here at Greenlining’s Leadership Academy, we’ve been on a journey. We invite you to join us. Don’t act like you haven’t been thinking about it; so many of us are. These last few days –no, weeks...
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Unconventional Leadership: How Anger Can Heal and Be Of Service

May This Anger Be Of Service My first day at Greenlining was filled with anticipation. This Fellowship is my first job out of college and as a 19-year old, this was one of the most exciting moments of life. One of the first things I was told at Greenlining was “I hear you, I see you, you are valid here.” I knew from this moment that my time at Greenlining would be transformative, and began to understand what the Leadership Academy means by...
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Narrative Justice: A Daughter of Black Immigrants Reflects

I am of a history of cross-border movements that no right-wing political administration can contain. My folks are the kind of loud, and Black, and women dreamers who everyday disrupt U.S. binaries of “Black” and “immigrant” by being both at the same time: Black immigrants. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, my mother taught me to never forget her island of Trinidad and Tobago. Because of my family’s love for home, I carry my heritage into all...
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Tariq Meyers: Lyft’s Head of Inclusion and Diversity Discusses Advocacy, Empathy

Here at Greenlining’s Leadership Academy, we’ve been on a journey. Over the summer we posted a series of blogs from our Greenlining Fellows, exploring their own personal transformation and #ChangeFromWithin, and what that means for leadership development; I also posted some reflections on what it all means. You can read those prior posts here . I recently spoke to a few of our alumni from prior years, and am offering some of their thoughts,...
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Racing Towards the “American Dream”?

Over the next several weeks we’re posting a series of blogs from our current Greenlining Fellows, exploring their own personal transformation and #ChangeFromWithin, and what that means for leadership development. You can read the series here. Here at Greenlining’s Leadership Academy, we’ve been on a journey. We invite you to join us. At 11 years old, I wrote my first poem, called “2005.” Around this time, I began questioning what is this thing...
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How This Introvert Found Her Voice

Over the last several weeks we’ve been posting a series of blogs from our current Greenlining Fellows, exploring their own personal transformation and #ChangeFromWithin, and what that means for leadership development. You can read the series here. Here at Greenlining’s Leadership Academy, we’ve been on a journey. We invite you to join us. I applied to be a Greenlining Policy Fellow because I wanted to work on economic policy research and...
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Confessions of a (Know-It-All) Public Interest Lawyer

Over the next several weeks we’re posting a series of blogs from our current Greenlining Fellows, exploring their own personal transformation and #ChangeFromWithin, and what that means for leadership development. You can read Patrick Brown’s introduction to the series here. Here at Greenlining’s Leadership Academy, we’ve been on a journey. We invite you to join us. There’s a classic Joni Mitchell lyric from the song Big Yellow Taxi...
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DACA and Break-Away Guilt

Over the next several weeks we’re posting a series of blogs from our current Greenlining Fellows, exploring their own personal transformation and #ChangeFromWithin, and what that means for leadership development. You can read Patrick Brown’s introduction to the series here. Here at Greenlining’s Leadership Academy, we’ve been on a journey. We invite you to join us. I have a confession to make. Although common sense tells me that the last thing...
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