Apply Now! Become a LEAP Cohort 4 Fellow!


Apply now for 2017-2018 Leadership Education and Advancement for Professionals (LEAP) Project Cohort 4.

2016_05_20_mel_buncab-019-min-1024x683California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), in partnership with Women of Color Network (WOCN, Inc) has established the Leadership Education and Advancement for Professionals (LEAP) Project. LEAP’s primary purpose is to enhance the professional skills of individuals of color seeking professional advancement in the anti-violence against women field.

The LEAP Project is designed to provide an intensive interactive, distance learning and in-person, comprehensive training and practicum experience. As a cohort member, LEAP Fellows will develop and enhance leadership and management skills to enable to take upon and succeed in leadership/management roles in their organizations and in the anti-violence against women field.

The goals of the LEAP Project are to:

  1. Build upon and enhance the professional capacity of women of color (WOC) executive directors, directors and senior managers in anti-violence against women programs.
  2. Create a community of support and professional network for emerging WOC executives and management leaders, aimed at reducing isolation, maximizing skills development, information-sharing, and communication.
  3. Optimize the success and effectiveness of emerging WOC leaders by providing opportunities to impact spheres of influence and communities through capacity building activities.

LEAP Fellows will be selected through a competitive application process. For more LEAP program details and applicant requirements, join us on the LEAP information webinar Wednesday, January 11, 2017. To register for the LEAP Program information webinar go to:

LEAP is supported by Grant #2015-TA-AX-K006 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), US Department of Justice.


California Coalition Against Sexual Assault provides the unifying vision and voice to Californians speaking out against sexual violence. Founded in 1980, it’s the only statewide organization in California with the sole purpose to promote policy, advocacy, training and technical assistance on the issue of sexual assault. CALCASA’s primary membership is the 85 rape crisis centers and rape prevention programs in the state.

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