Leadership Academy

JustLead Washington’s signature program is the Leadership Academy, a nine-month, cohort-based experience designed to build a broad network of community leaders who can effectively and collaboratively work toward equity and justice for low-income and marginalized individuals and communities in Washington.

The Leadership Academy is not about positional authority, but rather, is about a person’s deep commitment to actively engage in powerful leadership behaviors, regardless of their current role. Statewide cohorts include Fellows serving in organizations addressing a wide range of equity and justice issues in Washington such as Alliance for Equal Justice (civil legal aid) organizations; criminal justice, juvenile justice, and other legal advocacy organizations; and community-based social justice organizations.

Other Ways to Get Involved

In addition to the Leadership Academy, JustLead Washington provides leadership training and consulting services to individuals and organizations working to advance equity and justice for low-income and marginalized communities in Washington. For more information or to request assistance, please submit an inquiry via our Contact Form.


The Leadership Academy changed the way I look at my community and this great nation. If you care about the future of our collective humanity, JustLead!

Francis Adewale, Spokane City Public Defender’s Office

I have met amazing people and have gained valuable tools. I have a deeper understanding of power structure, privilege and implicit bias and ways to effectuate both systems and social change. My participation has already changed the way in which I engage with my community. It is a critical training for any advocate.

Lisa Waldvogel, Northwest Justice Project, Longview