Community Leadership Boot Camp | Los Angeles Conservancy
Community advocates in action to save (L-R): Plummer Park, Wyvernwood Garden Apartments, The Santa Fe Art Colony (photo courtesy of Friends of Plummer Park)

Community Leadership Boot Camp

The application period for the upcoming Community Leadership Boot Camp program has ended. Selected applicants will be notified by July 19th. 

Older and historic neighborhoods are changing quickly, not always with preservation in mind. What can you do to ensure the places you love are kept and protected, including longtime businesses and a good mix of housing types for all? How can you help maintain our neighborhoods’ cultural fabric and the people who live and work there?

The Conservancy's Community Leadership Boot Camp prepares leaders from across L.A. County to be effective advocates of historic and cultural places. The curriculum offers best practices and lessons from the field, heightens awareness of current local preservation issues, and deepens individual and group leadership skills.

As a Community Leadership Boot Camp participant, you will:

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

Upcoming Boot Camp Dates: 

  • Orientation, Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Session 1, Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Session 2, Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Session 3, Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Session 4, Saturday, September 10, 2022, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Session 5, Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Sessions will be held online via Zoom with the exception of Session 4 (Sept 10), which will be an in-person field session. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. 

Eligibility: Los Angeles County residency and active Los Angeles Conservancy membership.