The San Diego Lead­er­ship Alliance (SDLA) is a non­par­ti­san non­profit formed to develop San Diego's pro­gres­sive leadership. After a decade, the SDLA has graduated almost 200 progressives from its program who now carry our values into their respective leadership roles in the community across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. 

Our Mis­sion:

The mission of the San Diego Leadership Alliance is to develop the next generation of progressive leaders by providing the skills, relationships and opportunities to build a sustainable progressive infrastructure in the San Diego region.

Our Pro­gres­sive Values:

We believe soci­ety should work for every­one, not just some.
We believe gov­ern­ment can and should be a force for good.
We believe in ele­vat­ing every­one to a posi­tion of equal treat­ment, regard­less of class, race, eth­nic­ity, con­science, gender, sex­ual ori­entation, gen­der expres­sion, national ori­gin, abil­ity, or his­tory of disenfranchisement.

Our Work:

SDLA exists to build a net­work of pro­gres­sives with the skills and rela­tion­ships to pro­vide a focus on equity, equality and justice. SDLA is not just about devel­op­ing can­di­dates to run for pub­lic office. Polit­i­cal change includes elected offi­cials, but it also requires sup­port­ers from the busi­ness, non­prof­it, and other sectors. 

SDLA's bench­mark pro­gram is our lead­er­ship Insti­tute that runs January through June ever year. We bring together a diverse group of pro­gres­sive indi­vid­u­als and pro­vide them the tools needed to become lead­ers in San Diego. For more infor­ma­tion on the insti­tute please visit our pro­gram pages.

SDLA was for­merly affil­i­ated with the national non profit the New Lead­ers Council.


Contact us

Caryl Montero-Adams & Erin Hogeboom

[email protected]

Contact: [email protected]

Mailing address
San Diego Leadership Alliance
7770 Regents Rd., Ste. #113
Box #389
San Diego, CA 92122

EIN: 45-2812489

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