CLA

Resources for Independence, Central Valley has developed the Community Leadership Academy (CLA) out of our consumers' desires to increase leadership and civic engagement among people with disabilities. The CLA trains persons with disabilities to be board members of nonprofits, and members of government councils, commissions and boards. We teach Robert's Rules of Order, reading financial reports, board member duties and responsibilities, broad reviews of the Brown Act and Bagely-Keene Act, and related topics.

 

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Leaders without limits

Learn how to implement and maintain a program designed specifically to increase the number of persons with disabilities participating in leadership roles in the local community. Leaders Without Limits is a seminar that teaches you how to hold your own Community Leadership Academy (CLA). CLA is an 18 hour course designed to train individuals with disabilities to actively participate on nonprofit boards, community advisory boards, committees and councils. As ongoing advocates for positive social change efforts, Resources for Independence Central Valley created the Train-the-Trainer program and manual to provide the tools to implement a local Community Leadership Academy. Many Graduates of the Community Leadership Academy are now members of nonprofit boards and political committees. Join with us to make an impact on disability inclusion!

Inspiration Park

Initial support has been secured to build this astonishing 8-acre fully accessible park, the first of it's kind in the Central Valley. RICV and the City of Fresno are leading the effort to ensure quality, sustainable programming is implemented for community members of all abilities. To join the fundraising and park leadership efforts, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.