What We Do 


LEB program participants build lasting professional relationships and increase their sphere of influence as they are linked to a wide range of key community leaders, agencies, and organizations. This highly interactive program consists of lectures, discussions, hands-on workshops, and tours that explore community institutions and issues in the arts, government, human service, education  and business sectors.

Participants examine their own leadership styles, increase their effectiveness through skills development, and build a peer learning group for support and resources. This nine-month program encompasses an overnight retreat in Marin County and monthly (second Fridays) training sessions.

LEB is open to all individuals who live or work in Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, and Emeryville, who serve clients in these communities, or share regional interests.

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) has had the executive director and senior managers participate in the LEB program over the years. Each time they came away with new friendships, contacts, skills, and experiences that enhance their leadership effectiveness and knowledge.
— Donald Frazier, Executive Director