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Community Programs

Women's Hall of Fame

The purpose of the Women's Hall of Fame is to recognize outstanding women for their achievements and contributions to the overall well being of our county and its citizens. In addition to honoring outstanding women, in the past, the event has generated funds to help provide comprehensive breast cancer prevention, education, and treatment services in Alameda County. The Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame is endorsed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

Citizens Academy

The Leadership Academy is a free six session interactive forum for people who live, work, or own a business in Alameda County. Up to 45 applicants are accepted for each Academy. Through presentations from top county leaders, small group and mock public policy exercises, the Leadership Academy provides an excellent opportunity for the community to increase their knowledge of local government. Participants learn about the wide range of services provided by Alameda County, our mission and strategic visioning initiative, and our budget development process in an environment where they can practice leadership and communication skills such as public speaking and role playing while acquiring knowledge on how to increase their civic involvement.

Youth Leadership Academy

The Alameda County Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is a free, award-winning program that gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn about and discuss County programs and services with the people who provide the services, develop leadership skills and meet students from schools throughout Alameda County.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is an innovative Alameda County Initiative that prepares youth for the future through education and job skills development. New Beginnings uses on-the-job training and mentorship to foster positive workplace habits in promising at-risk youth. The program seeks to inspire the personal confidence and professional competences youth need to become engaged, self-sufficient adults. County Administrator Susan S. Muranishi initiated the program in 2007 in collaboration with several other county agency heads and chairs the ad hoc New Beginnings county committee.

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