Summer Snapshots: Student Leadership Board

Summer Snapshots: Student Leadership Board

Learn more about the Student Leadership Board Program at YWCA Berkeley/Oakland in the video above!


Are you passionate about increasing access and equity within your community through organizing campaigns and events? 

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Join the Student Leadership Board Program to build knowledge, skills and connections to create positive changes in your communities. Through grassroots organizing, event/campaign planning, and mobilization, we will work together to increase access and equity, and to advance racial and gender justice in our communities. You will get to work with a dedicated group of young leaders who are working around these issues, and will have the opportunity to coordinate annual, signature campaigns and events to the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland, and YWCA USA. We work interactively to be a part of our larger national campaigns like Week Without Violence.


This Fall Semester, the Student Leadership Board Program will be meeting virtually for weekly, interactive meetings. Together we will coordinate, organize, and carry out our annual Week Without Violence campaign, that aims to increase awareness and collective action around colonial, systemic and institutional violence in our communities, by uplifting local Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BI&POC)-led organizations working on the frontlines to end racial and gender-based violence. We will engage in political education to deepen our knowledge around systems of oppression, and will provide our community with opportunities to take meaningful action in the movement for racial and gender justice.

Additionally, we will work to begin the coordination and organizing of our 28th annual Shadow Day event that takes place every Spring with one goal in mind: to provide high school students with the opportunity to explore higher education and their futures in a fun, engaging, and supportive environment. Each year, Shadow Day works to recruit and support Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other students who have been historically underrepresented in the UC system by providing them with opportunities to make meaningful connections with UC Berkeley Students who come from similar backgrounds, and by providing high school youth with opportunities and resources to learn how to apply and pay for college. This fall, we will be reaching out to our High School partners and community stakeholders to organize a meaningful and interactive, virtual Shadow Day event! Student Leadership Board members in the Spring Semester will continue to organize and carry out this year’s Shadow Day event. *Our use of “girls” and “women” is inclusive of all cis and trans women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender queer, and any female-identified folks.

Download application here for the Student Leadership Board Fall 2020 Program!

For more information call (510) 848-6370 or e-mail the program director at