August 18, 2008

PACE Seeks Candidates for Leadership Scholarship

The Political Action Committee for Excellence (PACE) is seeking female candidates to apply for a full scholarship to the Leadership San Leandro program run by the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce.

PACE is a recipient committee, which is a group that can contribute money in support of (or against) candidates and ballot measures. PACE is composed completely of women and only contributes money to female candidates for office. The goal of PACE is to get more women elected and involved in civic activities. Members of PACE include Councilmembers Surlene Grant, Joyce Starosciak and Diana Souza, California State Senator Ellen Corbett, and former Mayor Shelia Young.

The Leadership San Leandro program consists of a two-day retreat and nine monthly one-day sessions from September to June with the goal of preparing community leaders. The value of the scholarship is estimated at $900.

According to information from PACE, the candidate requirements are:

  • Live or work in San Leandro
  • Female
  • Submit a one-page statement describing yourself, your involvement in the City and/or Civic engagements and why you are interested in participating in the Leadership San Leandro program.
  • Attend at least one PACE meeting
  • Report back to PACE a summary of the program and provide feedback after completing the program
  • Commit to the program attendance requirements

More information about Leadership San Leandro can be found here. Applicants should complete the Leadership San Leandro application and submit it with your one-page statement by August 29, 2008, to Diana Souza, PO Box 1976, San Leandro, CA 94577-0197. Contact Diana Souza for more information.

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