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The Resident Leadership Academy empowers residents in San Diego County communities. This empowerment leads to improved quality of life in neighborhoods; with changes promoting physical activity and healthy food choices. Have you ever wondered what you could do to improve the health of not only your family – but your entire community?

The Resident Leadership Academy empowers people with the knowledge, tools, strategies and commitment to make positive changes at the neighborhood level, increasing the quality of life to all residents that participate in the RLA and beginning with these initial pilot communities: Lemon Grove, National City, Southeastern San Diego and Oceanside.

The long-term plan involves empowerment of community members throughout San Diego County, the state and the nation, using a community-training curriculum, training manual and broad public outreach. The Resident Leadership Academy is a true investment in human capital within commonly overlooked neighborhoods that in the past have not been viewed as government priorities. These communities are now provided the opportunity to build leadership capacity and create positive changes in their neighborhoods.

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Made possible by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the County of San Diego