July 2015 Equity Lens: Bridges Update

CCC's Leadership Development Initiative's New Name and New Look!

The CCC's Leadership Development Initiative is now known as BRIDGES: A Leadership Initiative for Oregon's Communities of Color! BRIDGES’ mission is to expand the capacity of communities of color to self-organize, network, build culturally-specific social capital, and develop our own pathways to equity. BRIDGES houses six culturally-specific leadership programs led by CCC member organizations and provides cross-cultural networking and support.

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2014-2015 programs!

2015 API CLI Graduating Cohort

2015 API CLI Graduating Cohort

Each year, leaders in the six culturally-specific programs collectively contribute over 12,000 hours of work, undergo 4000 hours of culturally-specific training, receive over 1300 hours of mentorship, and engage approximately 2000 community members through cohort-led action projects and campaigns.

You can learn more about BRIDGES and stay updated through our new quarterly newsletter, Leaders Bridge, where we share program updates, leader spotlights, upcoming events and leadership opportunities to engage in our work and communities.

For more information about BRIDGES or to sign up for the Leaders Bridge Newsletter please email Jessica Lee, Leadership Development Manager, at jessica@coalitioncommunitiescolor.org.