San Diego Leaders is a coalition of organizations that empowers leaders in underrepresented communities to achieve positions of influence in local decision-making agencies and advance social justice.

San Diego Leaders works to evolve systems of power in order to allow all people in San Diego an opportunity to direct our community’s future, through collaborative research, education and organizing housed at Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial Counties.

2013 Report

In 2013, an historic report confirmed that people of color make up the majority of San Diego County’s population, but only a quarter of its government decision-makers. The milestone inspired leaders across our region’s diverse patchwork of underrepresented communities to form the coalition known today as San Diego Leaders. Read the full report.

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