The Emerging Leaders Program is a rigorous, eight-week leadership training program for individuals who have experienced homelessness and are seeking to develop or improve their leadership and advocacy skills.  If you want to learn how government decisions regarding housing and homeless services are made and have your voice be a part of the process, then you should consider applying to our Emerging Leaders Program.

The program was created by EveryOne Home in Alameda County in 2022. All Home adopted the program in May 2023 in order to bring its incredible impact to other counties around the Bay Area. 

Lived experience of homelessness includes: living in a vehicle or encampment, couch surfing, staying in shelters, and many other crisis situations directly related to housing stability. No other type of experience is necessary to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program. 

The application process is on hold as of April 2023 as we transition the program to All Home, but we encourage anyone who is interested in participating to fill out this interest form. We will be in touch when applications open for the next session.

About the program

Each ELP session is limited to 10 individuals to promote genuine relationship-building. Cohorts meet virtually once a week for in-depth skill-building and leadership development tailored to the issue of ending and preventing homelessness in their county.  

Participants learn about public speaking and personal narratives; civic and community partnerships; existing funding streams and solutions to homelessness; the history of housing as a civil rights issue; and the current challenges facing their community. 

Graduates of the Emerging Leaders Program are equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently serve on boards, committees, and action groups throughout the homelessness crisis response system. What’s more, they belong to a robust network of alumni, peers and mentors who share their commitment to ending homelessness.


General questions about the Emerging Leaders Program can be sent to [email protected]

Anyone interested in participating in the program can fill out this brief form, and we will be in touch when applications open for the next cohort.