Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy: People 50+ Leading the Way to Civic Engagement


The Leadership Academy is a 5-session workshop series designed to help people 50+ learn how to use their personal experiences and passions to inspire others to serve. Leadership Academy participants become grassroots organizers serving on the frontline to address specific community needs. Not only are participants inspiring others to serve, they are building leadership skills, and enhancing the capacity of the organizations where they volunteer through self-directed teams. The Academy will simultaneously leverage the talents, skills, and passions of people 50+, while providing support to nonprofit organizations through Make a BIG Difference Teams.

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  • Organizers, grassroots leaders
  • People interested in leadership development
  • People passionate about neighborhood improvement and community building
  • People who love networking with others
  • People who enjoy problem-solving and working with their hands

Make a BIG Difference Teams

Make a BIG Difference Teams will be formed by tapping into the skills of individuals enrolled in the Leadership Academy. Coming of Age is creating Make a BIG Difference Teams so nonprofit organizations can more effectively address important community issues. Make a BIG Difference Teams will focus on high-impact areas that can benefit from the energy and passion of a group of committed 50+ volunteers. Some issue areas include, but are not limited to, neighborhood improvement, violence prevention, helping people eligible for government benefits apply to them, or improving school readiness in Travis County.

As a participant, you will:

  • Have an impact on the community
  • Contribute in a meaningful way
  • Provide input and shape the roles they play
  • Connect and form new, purposeful relationships
  • Build skills
  • Be flexible, utilizing their creativity and passion to address community needs

For more information

Contact LaDonna Woodley, at LaDonna.Woodley@traviscountytx.gov or at 512-854-5874.

Leadership Academy Forms:

Participant Application: For people who are interested in attending the Leadership Academy.

Participant Application

Participant Flyer

LA Brochure


Nonprofit Project Proposal: For nonprofits who are interested in having a self-directed team of volunteers complete a specific project at their organization.

Project Proposal




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