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BRIDGING THE BAY
Igniting Leaders of Change
Generation Thrive is offering this program at no cost for all participants.

About Us


Generation Thrive, a partnership between the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, works to advance educational attainment, wellness, and equity for Bay Area youth by providing capacity building and collaboration opportunities for youth-serving nonprofits and educators, and wellness programming for the youth they serve.
About Our Partner

Coro Northern California is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and connects leaders of all ages and backgrounds to foster a thriving democracy and tackle society's biggest challenges together. 

Together Generation Thrive and Coro Northern California have launched Bridging the Bay. Bridging the Bay is a leadership program for executive directors and c-suite executives who lead San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits focused on educational equity and academic outcomes for Bay Area youth.
About Bridging the Bay

Bridging the Bay will offer experiential and intensive leadership development and support to executive leaders guiding pre-kindergarten through 12th grade youth-serving nonprofits. The 42-hour program will be delivered in person through leadership development seminars.

Participants will gain essential leadership skills, strengthen sector connections, and build self-care competencies during a challenging time for our region and for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

The curriculum will be delivered over the course of six in person sessions and will include experiential activities to learn and practice Coro’s six key leadership skills (self-awareness, communication, critical thinking, inclusion, collaboration, and empowered professionalism). Participants will also practice inquiry, conduct strategic networking, and engage in self-care practices. Topics may include: navigating conflict and difficult conversations, fostering a sense of belonging in organizations, and difference between leadership and authority.
Participant Outcomes: 
  • Enhance leadership abilities, particularly in the areas of the six core competencies
  • Actively integrate Coro leadership skills and concepts into your workplace
  • Renewed and refreshed commitment to the nonprofit sector
  • Deepen connection to nonprofit colleagues and to other leaders in the field
Participant Criteria
  • Nonprofit professional serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade Bay Area youth with at least 10 years of professional experience
  • Currently hold an executive and/or c-suite level position with a nonprofit organization in the Bay Area
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and desire to grow leadership skills
  • Passion for positively impacting the lives of young people and their communities
  • Able to attend six full-day sessions, including graduation
  • Able to complete the pre-, post-, and intersession assignments
Program Dates

All sessions will take place at a Generation Thrive space in Oakland and/or San Francisco from 9:30am – 4:30pm with a 1 hour for a meal break from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. When applying for this program, you must hold the following dates to participate in Bridging the Bay:
  • Orientation with Warriors Game to Follow: Friday, February 24, 2023 | 4pm
  • Session 1: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Session 2: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  • Session 3: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Session 4: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • Session 5: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
  • Session 6 and Graduation: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 (including graduation celebration 4PM - 6PM)
Intersession Meeting Holds:
This time is reserved for project completion, peer consultancies and additional meeting times, should it be necessary.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023: 10am - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023: 10am - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2023: 10am - 11:30am
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APPLICATION FORM

About Bridging the Bay:
  • Please complete and submit this entire application by Monday, February 6
  • Please do not submit any additional supplemental application materials
  • Candidates will be notified of their application status no later than February 17
For more information and inquiries, please contact Generation Thrive Manager, Britt Burkett at bburkett@warriors.com

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How did you hear about Bridging the Bay? (Please select all applicable boxes)

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How many years of professional experience do you have?

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In what region of the Bay Area do you live?

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In what region of the Bay Area do you work?

Essay Questions (250 word max for each response)

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Bridging the Bay will provide an opportunity to cultivate your leadership practice, expand your network, and connect you to a cohort of nonprofit leaders ready to collaborate and learn from one another. How do you see yourself benefiting from this experience? What do you hope to learn?

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What would you offer to the Bridging the Bay program and your cohort, if selected?

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What is the biggest leadership challenge you are facing right now?

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What skills or topic areas do you want to explore and gain new insights on in the program?

Statement of Commitment

Your application will not be considered unless both of the following statements are checked:
  • I understand that, if selected, I am joining a learning community and will devote the time and energy necessary to ensure my effective participation in the cohort. I understand that the program requires a willingness to try on ideas that may expand my perspectives
  • I understand the cohort will engage in a group project that will allow us to practice our leadership skills, leverage our shared expertise, and influence policy or practices in nonprofit or educational spaces. I understand this may require up to 20 hours of additional time outside of the session to complete.
  • Attendance policy: due to the experiential, cumulative nature of the program methodology, attendance is required at all seminars. Leadership is about making hard choices, and we know that participants will have many competing demands on their time. If a participant chooses to miss more than one session, they will be choosing to leave the program.
Coro and the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation values and strives to represent diverse perspectives, identities, experiences, and worldviews in our programs, staff, board, and across our network. We believe that everyone benefits from having many facets of diversity represented in their Coro experience. Because of this, we ask for more information about your background, identities, and affiliations, with the understanding that language around identities is continually evolving. We greatly appreciate your willingness to fill out the section below to the best of your ability.

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What is your age?

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How do you racially/ethnically identify? (Check all that apply)

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Coro and the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression. In order to track the effectiveness of our recruiting efforts and ensure we consider the needs of all our program participants, please consider the following question. What is your gender?

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Do you identify as being part of the LGBTQ+ community?

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Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?

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What is the highest degree you have received or are currently pursuing?

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