What to Expect from Leadership for a Future


Leadership for a Future (LFAF) is proud to offer community training for emerging leaders from community groups, labor unions, and the religious community. LFAF provides an opportunity for leaders from diverse groups and backgrounds to forge relationships and networks that will benefit them and their organizations throughout their careers.


In order to be eligible, individuals must:

  • Commit to the MANDATORY overnight retreat
  • Commit to attending 8 out of the 10 sessions
  • Completed the application and submit one (1) reference

Graduation Requirements

  • Attend the overnight retreat

  • Attend seven (8) of the nine (10) Monday evening sessions

  • Take part in a Community Action Project

  • Take part in project presentations

Application Process

Tuition for 25 participants has been paid for through the generous contributions of our sponsors. A waiting list will be created for qualified candidates beyond the original 25 accepted in order to ensure the most committed and diverse class possible.

To be considered for this year's LFAF class, you must fill out the online application in its entirety.

There are three (3) different sections to this application:

  1. - Personal and biographical information

  2. - Two short answer questions (250 - 300 words)

    1. What do you see as your role in building community?

    2. How would you define social justice?

  3. - Reference contact information

Examples of previous LFAF Sessions

  • Community Organizing and Project Planning
  • History of Communities and Labor in RI
  • Public Speaking for Organizers
  • Civil Rights Movement with a Focus on RI
  • Lobbying for Change and Using the Media
  • Leveling the Playing Field - Public Education
  • RI Economy - Past, Present, and Future
  • RI Issues of the Day - Part 1, Focus on Community
  • RI Issues of the Day - Part 2, Focus on Government

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For more informtion about this program, please contact: Erica Hammond, (401) 463-9900 | ehammond@riilsr.org