Previous LEAD Projects

  • Dia de Los Muertos- An annual event held on the Main Quad that all LEAD classes participate in. This event helps teach De Anza students about a major celebration/holiday in Latino culture.
  • The Global Issues Conference- This annual LEAD conference changes themes every year, but is used to educate the De Anza community about issues that people face all over the world.
  • Work with the Center for Farm Worker Families and Tutor Outreach Uniting Communities for Change -  LEAD has an ongoing commitment to working with farm workers and their families in Watsonville.  One of our alums has created a program that teaches leadership skills to children at the Buena Vista Migrant Camp.
  • Take Back The Night- Hosted primarily by our LEAD Women’s Studies classes in conjunction with Women’s History Events and sponsored by DASB, this annual event promotes awareness of sexual violence on college campuses.
  • The 10-Minute Mentor - An annual mentoring event developed by students to introduce them to a variety of professionals in multiple fields
  • Unnatural Disasters - This student conference is a project of the ICCE, LEAD students contribute informational games and participate in the teach-in
  • Mass Incarceration Teach Ins - In conjunction with the California History Center, LEAD students developed workshops on police assault and taught techniques for dealing with the police in a way that does not heighten the possibility of violence.
  • Kirsch Center Garden- The development of this on-campus garden was a project revived by LEAD, and is now thriving and regularly maintained through our Economics classes. 
  • Gentrification Tour- Students who have been learning about gentrification in class are tour the Mission district in San Francisco, to witness the effects of gentrification and meet community activists fighting for change.
  • Youth Voices United For Change- (Which I know we collaborate on with other orgs on campus, but I don’t know much about)

Collaborations On and Off Campus

As a major program on the De Anza College campus, LEAD collaborates with other clubs/organizations such as:

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