2022 Boards & Commissions Leadership Institute

Nominations are closed for this Cohort. Thank you for your interest. We will have another session in the future. Sign up to receive Organize Sacramento emails to receive notifications of when our next BCLI training will be scheduled. 

About BCLI:

The Boards & Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) provides public policy training for our Sacramento area community advocates. It's time that neighborhood leaders have not just a voice, but a seat on the dais.

For our training institute, we seek out and recruit people from low-income communities and communities of color who have a proven track record of leadership as social justice advocates in their neighborhoods. They’re distinguished by a passion to change systems by learning the important aspects of public policy development from the inside. We deeply invest in each cohort through our 6-week BCLI fellowship, which teaches advocates how to understand complex and intersecting policy arenas, navigate the culture and language of commissions, and build effective relationships in and outside the commission.

Public policy topics covered by the BCLI: 

Power, Privilege & Structural Racialization

Land Use and Affordable Housing

Robert's/Rosenberg's Rules of Order, Ethics & Storytelling

Health Equity & Environmental Justice

Transportation Justice

Workplace Equity/Labor 101

Time Commitment: 

(6) Consecutive Saturdays beginning February 26th, 2022 thru April 2nd, 2022

Saturday Sessions: 10:00am - 2:00pm via Zoom

Each candidate should follow these steps in order to be considered as a BCLI Fellow:

1. Locate a Nominator. All BCLI Fellows must be nominated by either a BCLI alum, or by a community leader or organization with which the candidate has been affiliated.​

2. Have your Nominator complete & submit the Nomination Application via this link: 


QUESTIONS? Email us at: BCLI@OrganizeSacramento.org

2021 BCLI Cohort
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