California Gender Equity Initiative: Call for Applications (Feb 15 deadline)

Dear all,


As I’ve shared with you, we’re super excited about our new Gender Equity Initiative here in California. We have opened a call for applications to identify strong leaders working on social justice issues here in California, and would be most grateful to you for sharing this opportunity with your colleagues and networks.


The deadline for applications is February 15. 


We are recruiting leaders and organizations working on issues concerning gender equity, immigration rights, racial justice, violence prevention, education, LGBTQ rights, advocacy, and related issues impacting women and girls. We will be recruiting 20 leaders from the following counties: 


l Alameda                                          l  San Benito

l   Contra Costa                                 l   San Francisco

l   Fresno                                             l   San Joaquín

l   Madera                                           l   San Mateo

l   Merced                                           l   Santa Clara

l   Monterey                                      l   Santa Cruz

l   Sacramento                                  l   Stanislaus

Selected participants will attend a week-long Leadership and Advocacy Accelerator workshop in April 2019 to strengthen their leadership and develop advocacy strategies to improve the lives of girls and women in their communities. After the Accelerator, participants join Rise Up’s network of global leaders working together to improve the lives of girls, women and youth everywhere and can apply for competitive seed funding to launch their advocacy strategies.

Please review the attached one-pager about Rise Up’s Gender Equity Initiative in California, along with our selection criteria. Please share widely and cc Rise Up Program Manager ( so that we can follow up with more detailed application information.  





Denise Raquel Dunning, PhD
Founder & Executive Director 

+1-510-285-5706 I @DeniseRDunning

Activating Girls and Women for a More Just and Equitable World