BCLI National Replication

Urban Habitat replicates our model across the country with partners who are working to catalyze systemic change and advance equitable policies. We work with our replication partners to create a national community of advocate commissioners who can develop relationships and support each other, and share policies and best practices.

Read our latest report developed in collaboration with our replication partners and BCLI alumni, Successful Community Engagement in an Era of Virtual Public Meetings, which provides recommendations for staff and commissioners on how to ensure meaningful community engagement during online meetings.

Interested in replicating BCLI?

To assess if BCLI might be a good fit for your organization, consider the following questions:

Does your organization center racial equity in your work? Urban Habitat partners with organizations whose mission aligns with ours. Your organization should have a plan to adequately staff the program and have relationships necessary to successfully implement the BCLI.

How mature is your advocacy ecosystem? BCLI requires advocates who are currently working on systemic change and are poised for the next stage of leadership development. You should have a strong network of allies with issue expertise and community relationships to leverage an inside-outside strategy.

Is your region poised to change systems to advance racial equity? Your region should recognize the need for greater equity and diversity among government staff, elected officials, funders and advocates.

Our technical assistance will:

  • Build capacity for the partner organization to design and implement a successful program.
  • Support the partner organization in tailoring the program design and curriculum to suit local needs and available resources.
  • Provide replication support, which is typically most intensive during the first year, with ongoing support from Urban Habitat and our national replication partners. The partner organization can choose the level and type of technical assistance, based on their needs and their available staffing and resources.

"The Urban Habitat staff has made our Sacramento program possible. Our graduates have used their seats to propose improvements to Sacramento County’s safety net programs, improve park facilities in communities of color, and support the use of “boomerang” redevelopment funds for affordable housing. I look forward to having a strong network of equity-minded commissioners throughout the Sacramento region as a result of BCLI."

Veronica Beaty
Sacramento Housing Alliance BCLI staff 

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