UPDATE AUGUST 2009: LEAD will no longer be offered.
The A3C works with the Black Community Services Center, El Centro Chicano, and the Native American Cultural Center on the Leading Through Education, Activism and Diversity (LEAD) program. LEAD was launched in 1999-2000 as a student leadership development program for emerging leaders of color. LEAD is a two quarter program based on the Social Change Model of Leadership developed by Helen S. Astin and Alexander Astin of UCLA. The goal of LEAD is to develop the ability of student leaders to work together across cultural and ethnic differences, to identify common concerns and to learn to work collaboratively to achieve social change. Students are required to attend a two-day off campus retreat where the model is taught and they are also challenged to apply the model to complete a social change project by the end of winter quarter.