Emerging Leaders

EveryOne Home’s Emerging Leaders Program is a rigorous, six week training process for individuals with lived expertise of homelessness who are ready to take their advocacy to the next level.

Ideal candidates have some experience volunteering, advocating, or engaging in other forms of community organizing. Passionate individuals beginning their work in this field are also strongly encouraged to apply!

This program is open only to those who have experienced homelessness. That includes: living in a vehicle, couch surfing, staying in shelters, and other forms of serious housing instability.

How It Works

Each cohort is limited to 15 individuals to promote genuine coalition building. Cohorts meet virtually once a week for in-depth skill-building and leadership development tailored to the issue of ending and preventing homelessness in Alameda County.  
Participants learn about public speaking and personal narratives; civic and community partnerships; existing funding streams and solutions to homelessness; the history of housing as a civil rights issue; and the current challenges we face as a community. 
Graduates of the Emerging Leaders Program are equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently serve on boards, committees, and action groups throughout the Alameda County homelessness crisis response system. What’s more, they belong to a robust network of alumni, peers and mentors who share their commitment to ending homelessness. 

Who It's For

The Emerging Leaders Program accepts applications from anyone in Alameda County who has experienced homelessness. All ages, identities, and backgrounds are welcome to apply.

What's Involved

Multiple cohorts are convened throughout the year. Admissions are held on a rolling basis. Once capacity for the upcoming cohort is reached, qualified applicants will be shortlisted for the next round. 

Support and Accessibility: Participants are compensated $25 an hour. Additional support is available to cover costs associated with technology, child care, transportation, and other potential barriers.