Startups by Westside Leadership Institute is an exclusive 12-month course designed for graduate leaders who have completed the Fundamentals and/or Workshops programs. In this course, students access advanced training, peer mentoring, and coaching that builds sustainable models for social change. The course is offered annually and is completely free of charge.
Through Startups, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop sustainable social change models. You will be paired with a mentor and receive added support from subject experts through regularly scheduled workshops. The curriculum includes program design and evaluation, organizational performance and evaluation, nonprofit organizational development, fundraising, and data collection. Upon completion of this course, you will have the tools to lead your organization towards a sustainable future, creating long-lasting impact in your community.
*At Westside Leadership Institute, we welcome individuals from all backgrounds and educational levels to participate in our programs. You do not have to be a college student to join us in developing your leadership skills and making a positive impact in your community.
January - December
must be graduated from our programs
program design & evaluation
organizational performance & evaluation
Nonprofit organizational development
fundraising & data collection
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Startups are knowledgeable, sustainable, paired with a mentor, & receive added support
Startups are socially innovating, driving solutions & generating new knowledge
Startups serve as a bridge between university resources & west side neighborhoods
Startups support the health and well-being of west side neighborhoods
Startups increase capacity to implement culturally responsive strategies that incorporate a diverse understanding of and approaches to education & well-being
Startups spaces are accessible & visible to west side residents
Startups spaces are sustainable with robust services
Startups spaces create a “united community” of shared resources overcoming barriers to success