Resource Feb 3, 2020

LA Young Leaders Council

As part of NPCA’s strategic effort to expand our core of young advocates and volunteer base, NPCA’s LA field staff created the LA Young Leaders Council (YLC) to engage young people from urban areas, underserved neighborhoods, immigrant communities and communities of color.

The Council aims to connect people to the outdoors that have historically been underrepresented in the outdoor recreation and conservation spaces. Members of the YLC are trained to be advocates, spokespersons and ambassadors for NPCA’s work in the LA area. They hone their advocacy skills through trainings through our Civic Voice Workshop, and then use their knowledge and voices to speak up for national parks by engaging with local, state and national lawmakers, as well as their own communities. They engage underrepresented groups through interactive outreach to build a stronger outdoor and conservation community in Southern California. The LA YLC brings people into their local parks and plants the seeds for others to become advocates for parks both near and far.

Who Should Apply: Young professionals, individuals and National parks lovers alike, in the greater Los Angeles area who have a passion for civic engagement, advocacy and are looking to learn more about the national parks and historic sites across Los Angeles. We want a group that is reflective of Los Angeles diverse and ever-changing demographic who feel comfortable sharing their skills, opinions and perspectives on national park issues and be willing to engage with communities, meetings, and advocacy activities. Let’s work together to tell your park story.

Deadline to apply is August 4th, 2023

Young Leaders Common App Apply Online

Current Council

LA YLC portrait

YLC member Diana Martinez in Yosemite NP during an NPCA sponsored National Park trip. 

Amber Nuñez

Amy J. Wong

Celia Contreras

Diana Martinez

Emely Garcia

Juan Lazo Bautista

Khristina Rhead

Krystle Yu

Leyda Alvarado Ramirez

Liliana Griego

Machiko Yasuda

Nanci Torres-Poblano

Rene Melara

Vincent Nguyen

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