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:
- The Center for Farm Worker Families
- The Day Worker Center of Mountain View
- The Castellano Family Foundation
- The ICCE - Institute of Community and Civic Engagement
- DASB - De Anza Student Body
- BLC- Black Leadership Collective
- HEFAS- Higher Education For Ab540 Students
- Students for Justice
- The Rainbow Club
- ICC- Inter Club Council
- Latino Heritage Events and Women’s History Events
- The California History Center
- Jean’s Resource Room- The Women, Gender, and Sexuality resource on campus