Resident Leadership Academy

The Graduates of the 2014 Resident Leadership Academy chose the following Community Improvement Projects to focus on in early 2015:

Activities for Youth and Seniors

  • Research local organization that offer activities for youth and seniors; have them host said activities at the Recreation Center or the Senior Center.
  • Help foster partnerships between the City and organizations that will provide programming for the youth to ensure consistant availability, providing the community with more "after-school" options.
  • Research private (local) companies that may help transport home bound seniors to activities at the Senior Center, to help seniors get out of their house and enjoy social interaction.

Community Resource Guide- the Graduates of this year's RLA believes that all residents should feel connected to their community.

  • Compile and research local social services, activities and events.
  • Research sponsership from local businesses and community organizations.
  • Provide printed material to those who may not have access to the internet to help spread the word; also look into different areas that this information can be posted [i.e-bulletin board].

Public Safety

  • Research grant opportunities to share with the City in order to address the lack of sidewalk infrastructure; the cohort believes that there are alternatives to actual sidewalks, like walking paths made from natural resources.
  • Help recruit more senior volunteer patrol officers to bring more watchful eyes in teh community.
  • Reserach successful community gardens or parklets as ways for the City to address vacant lots and the negative activity that occurs in spaces that aren't used by the greater community.


Video: Resident Leadership Academy in Oceanside, Calif.


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Quick Facts

  • Walking and biking have decreased more than 40% during the past 3 decades, partly because of unsafe routes and poor walking conditions (Active Living Research, 2009).
  • In 2006 alone, overweight; obesity; and physical inactivity cost California $41 billion in healthcare and productivity loss
  • One in four children in San Diego County is overweight or obese; this is slightly higher than the national average (California Center for Public Health Advocacy, 2009)

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