CLA Community Leadership Academy

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About CLA

Bob Hand presenting at a CLA workshop
RICV has developed CLA out of our consumers' desires to increase leadership and civic engagement among people with disabilities.

how it works?

CLA participant receiving an award
The CLA trains persons with disabilities to be board members of nonprofits, and members of government councils, commissions and boards. Learn more about CLA.

CLA Topics

CLA participants
(1) Functions of a Nonprofit Board, (2)Robert's Rules of Order, (3) Research & Networking, (4) Government Councils,(5) Community Leadership, and (6) Board Appointment.

How to Sign Up

CLA participants
Complete an application for a scheduled CLA Academy and/or set up your own two-day workshop. Contact us for more details.

Online Training System

CLA Online Training System

The CLA Online Training System, including a discussion board and training modules is now online

To Gain access to the Online Training System, please Contact Us.

Contact Information

3008 North Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93703
E -mail:
Phone: 1-800-244-2274