Announcement SGC Seeks Community Leaders from Across California to Join Pilot “Partners Advancing Climate Equity” Cohort


The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) is proud to launch Partners Advancing Climate Equity (PACE), a new program providing training and technical assistance to frontline community members seeking to build community capacity to drive climate action and resilience. PACE participants will connect with other leaders from across California while receiving support to advance action on climate-related projects in their communities.

PACE is a year-long program split into two six-month phases. In Phase 1, participants will engage in virtual workshops and supplemental activities for approximately 10-15 hours per month. Once the cohort concludes, select participants will receive technical assistance in Phase 2 to for greater support on project development. Participants will receive a stipend up to $8,000, in-depth training, and individualized mentorship to cultivate skills in:

  • Navigating State funding programs, policies, resources, and decision-making processes.
  • Performing data-driven community needs assessments and developing actionable plans.
  • Forming and sustaining cross-sector partnerships that maximize collective impact strategies.
  • Leveraging available resources to advance local climate resilience and social equity priorities.

We are looking for community leaders from across California interested in advancing their community’s vision for climate resilience and social equity. By joining the inaugural cohort, you can help launch a new cycle of capacity building and community empowerment!

The application to join the PACE cohort is now open and due Thursday, December 3 at 11:59 p.m. (Updated 12/01/20). The PACE team will host an informational webinar on Monday, November 16 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. to provide potential applicants an opportunity to learn more and ask questions.

learn more and register for the webinar

PACE is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Justice, and SGC is proud to implement PACE in partnership with partnership with Local Government Commission, Climate Resolve, Urban Permaculture Institute, Movement Strategy Center, and The Greenlining Institute. PACE will offer programming in both English and Spanish.