Institute on Leadership in Equity and Development (ILEAD)

Project Background

The Institute on Leadership in Equity and Development (ILEAD) is a training that educates participants on sustainable and equitable development and teaches them how to become advocates for these issues in their communities.  ILEAD will seek to identify potential and existing leaders in communities traditionally underserved by planning and equip them with the tools they need to become powerful advocates for sustainable and equitable development within their community. The training curriculum will include interactive activities and work-shopping and will consist of 3 modules.

1) Sustainable and Equitable Development & A Regional Approach
2) The Planning & Development Process in Your City
3) Skills to Advocate for Equitable Development in Planning Processes

MAPC's Role

MAPC, Action for Regional Equity, and the Mel King Institute at the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations will partner to develop and deliver the training curriculum.

MAPC, Action! and MACDC will use their networks of member community-based organizations to recruit partner host organizations to reach out to their respective members and hold the trainings. While the program will start with only a few sites, it will grow as the curriculum and outreach modes are refined and a track record of success is established.

Why It's Important

This project supports MetroFuture’s Sustainable Growth Patterns, Housing Choices, Healthy Communities, and Transportation Choices goals for the region.

Project Schedule

April 2012- Leadership Training Best Practice Research
May-September 2012 - Curriculum Development and Identification of Local Partners
Fall 2012 - Training Delivery

Project Contacts

MAPC: Amanda Cleveland, MetroFuture Coordinator, 617-451-2770 x2075,