Our leadership programs help participants find pathways to make an impact.

They are experiential, 10-month, immersive, professional development programs framed around countywide issues, and led by influential leaders and presenters who are experts in their field.

Participants engage in monthly Learning Days that include shared experiences, leadership coaching, and individual and group learning opportunities. Participants build relationships with members of their cohort and with influential leaders in San Mateo County.

Seven members of the CORPS Class of 2023 form a circle in the courtyard of the City of San Mateo Library to work on an exercise together.

Leadership CORPS

For Established Senior-Level Leaders

Designed for senior-level leaders, CORPS provides broad and deep knowledge of San Mateo County, personal training in strength-based leadership skills, and peer-to-peer connection and networking.

Posed, outdoor photo of the members of the Emerging Leaders Class of 2023 Community Acceleration Project Team that worked with Puente: From left to right, Federico Pacheco, Senior Public Affairs Manager at Gilead Sciences, Alex Golding, Health Equity Coordinator and Clinical Program Analyst at StarVista San Mateo Pride Center, Armando Castillo, Program Manager, San Francisco 49ers Academy, Alexa Altamirano, Oncology Registered Nurse, Stanford Health Care, Garrett Kuramoto, Community Library Manage at the San Mateo County Libraries, and Andrew Knaack, County of San Mateo Equity and Belonging Associate.

Emerging Leaders

Designed for Rising Stars

Career-changing professional development for rising leaders, the Emerging Leaders Program is built on a framework of civic knowledge, transformational leadership skill development, and hands-on community engagement.

Join Us for an Information Session

Learn about our two Immersion Programs, the Emerging Leaders Program and the Leadership CORPS Program, by attending an Information Session.

Info Sessions will be held via Zoom and registration is required.

San Mateo County Nonprofits - Apply for the 2023-24 Community Acceleration Program by August 1.

The application for the 2023-24 Community Acceleration Program (CAP) is available below. Deadline to apply is August 1, 2023.