Community Leadership Boot Camp

Preparing the next generation of preservation advocates

Through our Community Leadership Boot Camp program, the Conservancy prepares community members throughout Los Angeles County to effectively advocate on behalf of historic and cultural places.

Older and historic neighborhoods are changing quickly, not always with preservation in mind. What can be done to ensure the places you love are kept and protected, including longtime businesses and a good mix of housing types for all? How can we help maintain our neighborhoods’ cultural fabric and support those living and working there?

Community Leadership Boot Camp offers best practices and lessons from the field, heightens awareness of current local preservation issues, and strengthens individual and group leadership skills.

Through Community Leadership Boot Camp, participants will:

  • Deepen their understanding of preservation as a powerful planning tool
  • Learn to make a compelling case for preserving a place they care about, and
  • Explore ways to engage allies and win support for preservation

Applications for our next session will be available in early 2024.

Group discussions encourage participants to learn from each other.
Community Leadership Boot Camp participants (2023).
Boot Camp participants are passionate about preserving historic places in Los Angeles. | Carley Hildebrand/L.A. Conservancy
Zoom sessions make Community Leadership Boot Camp accessible to folks from throughout the county.
Field days reinforce the Boot Camp curriculum and provide leadership opportunities.

We encourage community members from throughout Los Angeles County to apply.

  • There is no fee to participate.
  • No experience is necessary.
  • Selected participants must have an active membership in the Conservancy by the start of Boot Camp.

For more information about the Conservancy’s Community Leadership Boot Camp, please get in touch with M. Rosalind Sagara at