Volunteer for JustLead WA 

Why Volunteer for JustLead Washington? 
Are you interested in working in any of the following fields; civil legal aid, the criminal or juvenile justice systems, social justice/community work, the non-profit sector, legal services, leadership development, or race equity work? If this sounds interesting or exciting to you please consider volunteering for the JustLead Washington's Leadership Academy. More about JustLead Washington and the Leadership academy below. 

About JustLead Washington 

Toward Equity and Justice 
JustLead Washington is growing a sustainable network of legal and community leaders who can effectively and collaboratively work toward equity and justice in Washington State. Our signature program, the Leadership Academy, is a year long, cohort-based training where fellows ground their work in shared values and learn competencies that further leadership at the individual, organizational, community, and movement level. Our capacity-building services center leadership development, race equity and collaboration between legal and community partners. Read more about the Leadership Academy bellow. 

About the Leadership Academy 

The Leadership Academy and JustLead Washington aim toward a society where everyone “belongs” within what Professor john a. powell has called the Circle of Human Concern as full members of society, without exception. As such, our curriculum expressly focuses on increasing understanding of the ways in which poverty, systemic racism, and other forms of bias and oppression intersect and create harm, particularly within low-income communities and communities of color.


The Academy’s core curriculum was initially developed in partnership with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and is designed specifically to enhance the adaptive leadership capacity of advocates and organizations working toward equity & justice within Washington State. Fellows learn and practice several core leadership competencies, such as:

  1. Communicating Strategic Intent (with an emphasis on narrative storytelling)
  2. Enhancing Self-Awareness & Other-Awareness
  3. Achieving Workable Unity Across Difference (with an emphasis on equity and inclusion)
  4. Engaging in Systems and Strategic Thinking
  5. Delivering on Strategic Intent (translating your mission, vision, and values into action)
  6. Developing Leadership Capacity in Others
  7. Fostering Processes of Individual, Organizational, and Community Renewal
  8. Building Competence and Confidence for Anti-Racism and Pro-Equity Work

Participation Details
Leadership Academy retreats are scheduled for September 19-21, December 12-14, March 6-8, and June 4-6. Three retreats (including the first retreat) will occur in Seattle and one retreat will be in Spokane. Retreats typically begin at 10:00am on Thursday and end by 3:00pm on Saturday. JustLead is looking for volunteers to help with a range of activities including, but not limited to set up, welcome, registration, clean up and more. 

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