What is the Eastside Leadership Initiative?
The Eastside Leadership Initiative identifies, trains, and matches upcoming community leaders with opportunities to grow and serve.
Participants are matched with training programs, board leadership positions, volunteer opportunities, and connected to a network of other community-minded business leaders on the Eastside.
There’s never been a more important time to develop community leaders. Whether it’s in business, nonprofit leadership, or elected service – the Eastside needs people who are connected, understand the needs in our community, know how the public sector works, and know how to get things done. ELI is one component in building well-rounded leaders who are engaged at a local level and believe that collaboration, kindness, and compromise are more effective tools than partisanship and division.
What Opportunities are Out There?
ELI connects with non-profit organizations, leadership development programs, government bodies, and other service initiatives. Our database works like a job board to advertise and promote these opportunities. We include city commissions like parks, art, and human services; charitable boards of directors; and many other service categories.