Student Leadership Board

The YWCA Student Leadership Board Spring 2021 Program is now accepting applications!

Are you passionate about racial and gender justice?

Are you interested in developing your grassroots organizing skills to increase equity & access in higher education?

Are you looking to build a powerful community of young leaders, organizers and advocates united for justice?

Apply to become a member of the YWCA Student Leadership Board Program for the Spring 2021 Semester TODAY!

*Accepting applications through February 1st, 2020, feel free to share the application with your networks!

Join the Student Leadership Board Program to build knowledge, skills and connections to create positive changes in your community. 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 signature YWCA campaigns and events, including our annual Week Without Violence campaign in the Fall, and our annual Shadow Day Event in the Spring.


This Spring Semester, the Student Leadership Board Program will be meeting virtually for weekly, interactive meetings. Together we will coordinate, organize, and carry out our 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 Spring, we will be reaching out to our High School partners and community stakeholders to organize a meaningful and interactive, virtual Shadow Day event! We hope you will join us.

To learn more about the Student Leadership Board Program, check out our Spring 2021 Syllabus (still in the works)!

For more information, e-mail the program director at

~Check out our Official Shadow Day 2020 Resource Booklet!~

Created by the Spring 2020 Shadow Day Organizing team, this booklet contains resources and video testimony for high school students on exploring higher education, and learning how to apply & pay for college.

YWCA Berkeley_Oakland Shadow Day 2020 Resource Packet FINAL