2018 LEAD Class Group Picture


Class of 2018 LEAD Graduates

Front row:  Amy Maher, Annette Knapp, Clara Roa, Kanesha Baynard, Marsha Deslauriers, Mori Ahi, Swati Sinha, Cynthia Nakayama, Shali Sirkay, Jennifer Springer, Theresa Yee, Keryun Dukellis
Back Row:  Scott Hunter, Stacy Banerjee, Julie Crane, David Klein, Craig Hofstetter, Lisa Conover, Larry Lang, John Phelps, Claudia Coleman, Valerie Cairns
Photo: Courtesy of Gary Hedden

About the Leadership, Education & Advancement (LEAD) Program

Are you interested in making a difference in our community? Then participate in the LEAD Program!

In 11 interactive classes, participants learn about the local municipal, nonprofit, school, hospital, and business organizations that drive our local community and meet their leaders.

Since 1995, many of the 400 LEAD graduates have run for and/or been on City Council, school board, commissions, nonprofit boards, or assumed nonprofit leadership roles.

Past participants have included those who are:

  • New to the area or who have lived here for years
  • Contemplating a run for a City Council, School Board or Commission position
  • Interested in giving back or getting involved in our community
  • Retired

Program  Details

  • The next LEAD class will begin in January 2019. Classes are typically held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm; the first class is a half-day Saturday workshop (including lunch). The 2019 LEAD schedule will be published in December 2018
  • The application for the 2019 LEAD class will be available online in December 2018. We invite local residents and business owners to take part in this program, where they will meet current leaders in these areas, learn about programs that support the community, and find ways to become involved.
  • Please note that class size is limited.
  • Cost to participate: $150

Questions? Call: 650-949-5908 or email: info@losaltoscf.org