Apply to BCLI 2024 (2x1)
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Apply to join the 2024 BCLI Cohort

Author: Larisa Casillas



Applications are due on Sunday, October 22, 11:59 pm

Urban Habitat’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) trains and supports leaders from low-income communities of color to influence housing, transportation, and land use policies as decision makers. We work with leaders committed to advancing equitable policies, help them get onto public boards and commissions, and provide individualized support throughout their commission service.

The BCLI training helps participants understand complex and intersecting policy arenas, navigate the culture and language of commissions, and build effective relationships.

Why Apply?

  • Deepen your knowledge of and the ability to advance equitable transportation, housing, and land use policies by understanding how it intersects with race and class.
  • Learn commissioner skills such as power mapping, Robert’s Rules of Order, and how to apply an inside/outside strategy.
  • Participate in a facilitated learning community of field experts, trainers, advocate commissioners, grassroots organizers, and elected officials who will share best practices, lessons learned, and key concepts.
  • Join a network of social justice advocates influencing policy decisions on local and regional commissions.

Register now for an online informational session on Wednesday, September 21, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Go to the BCLI application webpage for more information about the application process and program details, as well as to register for in-person informational sessions.