San Diego Leadership Alliance develops the next generation of progressive leaders by providing the skills, relationships and opportunities to build a sustainable progressive infrastructure in the San Diego region. SDLA's benchmark program is our leadership institute. We bring together a diverse group of progressive young professionals and provide them the tools needed to become leaders in San Diego. For 10 days over five months, 15-20 Fellows participate in daylong trainings to prepare them to engage in local political and civic life.
SDLA seeks a photojournalist or blogger intern to attend the 10 training sessions, document them photographically and draft a story for each session for use on SDLA's blog, email marketing and social media. The intern will work directly with a communications professional/board member from SDLA.
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1. a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so
Like many facets of my career development, I didn't quite understand what was meant by, "political entrepreneur" when it was introduced to me. I saw it first in the New Leaders Council San Diego (now San Diego Leadership Alliance (SDLA)) application and promotional materials. I thought it was a catchy term like "innovation" that was thrown around to get attention but wasn't actually being used functionally.Read more
2010 SDLA fellow Vivian Moreno was sworn in to MANA de San Diego's Board of Directors Wednesday, December 11 during the organization's Annual Holiday Party at the Lafayette Hotel. MANA de San Diego is a national non-profit whose mission is to assist young girls and women by providing them with the skills, tools, and support they need to succeed.
Vivian served as an Assistant Director for MANA's Hermanitas Program, organizing seminars for 80 pairs of mentors and mentees, after which she was named the 2009 MANA Member of the Year. Through MANA, Vivian mentored an at-risk youth (her "Hermanita") from 8th grade through completion of high school. Her Hermanita is currently completing her sophomore year at SDSU with a 4.0 grade point average and is preparing to studying abroad in Russia.
Vivian is currently a Community Representative for San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez, and is the President of the San Diego County Young Democrats.
Second from right: Vivian Moreno