Program History and Community Partners

CSL has offered the following Young Leaders Programs in partnership with the following community-based organizations at the following locations in Washington D.C. The total number of low-income D.C. youth who have graduated from the program is 447.

Program Session

Community Partners

Location/Sponsor

Youth Graduates

Fall
2005

  • Capital Partners in Education
  • Hoop Dreams


SmithBarney
1850 K St. NW.

25

Spring
2006
  • Life Pieces to Masterpieces
  • LINK
  • The Cesar Chavez Public Charter School


The George Washington University’s School of Public Policy

24

Summer
2006

  • Life Pieces to Masterpieces

Marriott Hotel/Fairfax (all youth from Wards 7 and 8 in D.C.)

22

 

Fall
2006

  • Life Pieces to Masterpieces
  • LINK
  • Concerned Black Men
  • Education Trust


The George Washington University’s School of Public Policy

 

25

 

Summer
2007

  • The Good Samaritan Foundation
  • The Boys and Girls Club
  • Duke Ellington High School
  • Facilitating Leadership in Youth
  • Capital Partners for Education
  • Youth Ventures
  • Washington Jesuit Academy


Full Sponsor: The FBR Charitable Foundation

Location: The George Washington University’s School of Public Policy

30

 

 

Summer
2008

  • The Good Samaritan Foundation
  • The Boys and Girls Club
  • Duke Ellington High School
  • Facilitating Leadership in Youth
  • Capital Partners for Education
  • Youth Ventures (funded youth-led social initiatives with a grant from FBR)
  • Washington Jesuit Academy
  • Black Student Fund
  • Children’s Law Center
  • Mentors, Inc.


Full Sponsor: The FBR Charitable Foundation

Location: The George Washington University’s School of Public Policy

 

 

22

 Summer
2009
  •  The Good Samaritan Foundation
  • The Boys and Girls Club
  • Duke Ellington High School
  • Facilitating Leadership in Youth
  • Capital Partners for Education
  • Youth Ventures
  • Washington Jesuit Academy
  • Black Student Fund
  • Children’s Law Center
  • Mentors, Inc.
Primary Sponsor:
The Gallup Organization
20
 Summer 2010
  • SEED Public Charter School
  • Hispanic Youth Symposium
  • Capital Partners for Education
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Washington Jesuit Academy
  • Army ROTC
  • Hispanic College Fund 
  • Project Discovery
  • High Point High School Christian Group
  • Alexandria Community Services Board
  • Asian American Lead
  • Hyde Leadership Public Charter School
Primary Sponsor:
The Gallup Organization
32
 Summer 2011
  • Washington Jesuit Academy
  • Young Women’s Project
  • Capital Partners for Education
  • Arlington DHS
Primary Sponsor:
The Gallup Organization
 29
 Summer 2012
  • Washington Jesuit Academy
  • Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect (HACAN)
Primary Sponsor:
The Gallup Organization
 32
 Summer 2013
  • Washington Jesuit Academy
  • Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect (HACAN)
Primary Sponsor:
The Gallup Organization
 33
 Summer 2014
  • Washington Jesuit Academy
  • Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect (HACAN)
  • The SEED Public Charter School
Location:
George Washington University Business School
 34
 Summer 2015
  • Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect (HACAN)
Location:
George Washington University Business School
 45
 Summer 2016
  • Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect (HACAN)
Location:
George Washington University Business School
 35
 Summer 2017
  • Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect (HACAN)
  • Black Student Fund
  • Latin American Youth Center
Location:
George Washington University Business School
 39
Total Number of Graduates 447


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if you are interested in setting up a Young Leaders Program for youth in your school, youth organization, region or focus area.

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    I think Tony’s approach was good because we had the chance to discuss the different characteristics of a leader….He made us realize that we all have characteristics of leaders in us.

    — Patty Santucci, Outreach Worker, Youth Developer, The Latin American Youth Center

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    Tony has a way of being that is authentic and welcoming. His passion and commitment was evident. The approach was powerfully and passionately delivered…The retreat absolutely exceeded my expectations. PASSION and TRUTH are contagious! Tony is an example of a confident, compassionate, gentle person who has made a difference in this world. He is very special and a treasure.

    — Sharon Gallagher, Board Member, American Red Cross

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    This conference has dramatically broadened and encouraged my plans for my nonprofit enterprise... Thank you. A life-changing experience.

    — Art Shields, Lifesavers World Inc.

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    This was a 100% well-prepared, well-carried out, and well-received conference. I felt like the speakers knew exactly what our group's struggles were in maintaining and growing a nonprofit.

    — Sara Ortega, Mira Scholars Foundation, San Francisco, CA

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    Thank you Tony for helping me find my passion! Forty years of not knowing and to finally have an “ah ha” moment!

    — Pam Smartt, Connections for Life

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    Tony’s sessions were practical, relevant, thought-provoking and clear. I would have enjoyed more time with him.

    — Shaheen Mistri, Executive Director, Akanksha, Bombay, India

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    Tony's use of examples and stories always help clarify/illustrate his points – and keep the discussion interesting. What I find most important, is that Tony includes stories from his personal experiences and feelings. To me, that adds a level of authenticity and vulnerability that I see as a commitment to teaching and generosity that is unique.

    — J. Kevin Jones, Jr., Deputy Director, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

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    I see myself continuing as an NGO leader because of my skills that I now have after this conference. Tony’s 15 Principles will help me in leading my organization to achieve its vision, mission and goals…This conference was really helpful and it should be organized again for other NGO Directors.

    — Brian Kayongo, Director, Adolescent Reproductive Health Advocates, Zambia

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    CSL's nonprofit leadership training helped me fully appreciate my inner voice. It has allowed my philosophy of leadership to bloom!

    — Holly M. Gartmayer-DeYoung, Healthcare Executive on Sabbatical, Addison, ME

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    The conference affected my philosophy of leadership. It taught me not to be a dictator, but to have vision and be a listener.

    — Linah Nkhonjela, Executive Director, Girls Brigade of Zambia

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    I have worked with 5 national organizations and have had the opportunity to participate in several leadership development programs, all valuable, but none of which compared to the quality and depth of ECPNL...The quality of the presenters was second to none...I highly recommend this Program for nonprofit leaders at any stage of their career.

    — Joe Elmore, CAWA Director,
 Strategic Development National Outreach – MS Gulf, Coast
Hurricane Katrina Recovery

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    Tony Silard and the Center for Social Leadership are indeed transforming the way nonprofit leaders lead.

    — Clark Byron, D.Min., Coalition for Independence (CFI)

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    I love Tony’s passion for his topic! I also am very inspired by how he merges many cultural philosophies….I like how he makes leadership a ‘concrete’ idea…I wish the retreat had been longer.

    — Michelle Chun-Tuck, The Fresno Regional Foundation’s Nonprofit Advancement Center

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    Tony was the perfect facilitator as he had walked the path I am on…I need more time for myself, I need to find balance and hone skills for my staff. I can learn a lot from Tony’s calmness and integrity.

    — Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, Executive Director, YouthBuild

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    The retreat surpassed my expectations! I want more training from Tony, and I’ll even drive for hours to it!

    — Andra Christensen, Board Member, The Discovery Center

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    The workshop has really helped me to identify my blind spots. After this conference I will have an inclusive decision-making style. I will avoid the ‘I know it all’ attitude.

    — Emmanuel Malubila, Executive Director, Zambia Ex-Prisoners Rehabilitation and Counseling

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    I believe that many of us learned a lot more than we anticipated we would. Tony’s workshops fueled conversations that continued through dinners, evening walks on the beach, and late night groups who gathered around wine and intense conversation....Tony helped us regain our focus and renew our passion and vision!

    — Janna Genovese, Executive Director, Womenspace Unlimited

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