Community Leadership Development

CFJC’s Community Leadership Development (CLD) program grew out of our successful Mothers Taking Action (MTA) pilot project. MTA was comprised of food stamp-eligible mothers committed to improving the health of their families and communities. CFJC trained MTA Peer Leaders to facilitate small group dialogue sessions and maintain a safe and comfortable environment.  Among other outcomes, the trainings and networking resulted in mothers organizing walking clubs, working with fellow residents to start a community garden, and the development of a team of community leaders committed to taking action to improve health in their local neighborhoods.

CFJC is discussing CLD with communities in Hawaii and Georgia as well as providing technical assistance to Health Departments across California. Our focus is to connect the innate skills of community members to a process by which to make systemic change.  CFJC believes that we are being successful when the wealth of community is measured by the health of its people and that food actually nourishes people instead of enriching corporations.

Platform of CFJC Training and Technical Assistance Services
Please contact Christina at if any of these trainings are of interest. 

Leadership Development

  • Power of Story
  • Leadership 101
  • Facilitation
  • Fearless Leaders
  • Mentorship
  • Pass It On

Community Engagement

  • Communication
  • Facilitation
  • Listening
  • Empowerment and Safe Space
  • Authentic Engagement

Capacity Building

  • Equity First
  • Mentorship
  • Organizational Development
  • Program Development
  • Budgeting
  • Staff Development