Established in 2009, the Junior League of Los Angeles' Public Policy Institute (PPI) is an award-winning program that helps prepare Junior League and community members to enhance their effectiveness in the nonprofit arena by deepening their understanding of advocacy and relevant public policy issues.
In this year's first PPI Session: Introduction to Advocacy, we will provide Junior League members and community with the opportunity to expand their perspective and gain insight on how they can actively engage with their communities.
Do not miss this opportunity to participate in this year's first PPP training session. We hope you’ll be inspired to use this session as starting point towards advocacy to create change!
We're thrilled to welcome our Session 1 speakers: TeNita Ballard, DEI Leader, Coach & Motivational Speaker. TeNita Ballad is a multi-talented leader who wears many hats on different days. She is a Diversity and Inclusion Leader, where she advocates and leads strategy for diverse segments at a Global Technology Company. Her signature topics include Women’s Empowerment, Diversity & Inclusion, Being Your Authentic Self, and Leadership. She is a graduate of the Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute and volunteers with various organizations around LA County.
Sharis Rhodes, Entrepreneur, Political Facilitator, Community Organizer and Crisis Manager for numerous celebrities. Sharis is a former foster youth and was the first Millennial to run for LA County Board of Supervisors. Her work as a political facilitator and community organizer include organizing a Public Safety discussion with L.A. Police Chief Moore at 1500 Sound Academy alongside rapper Snoop Dogg, 60 music execs, Grammy producers, artists and songwriters; the George Floyd Silent Protest at the Inglewood Forum alongside Mayor Butts and the Divine 9; and 1500 or Nothin Day in Los Angeles alongside Former Councilman Herb Wesson; and crisis management for the Nipsey Hussle Hollywood Walk of Fame Far alongside Councilman Marqueece Harris Dawson, Assemblyman Isaac Bryan, Karen Civil, Nipsey Hussle’s family and Atlantic Records.
Registration fee: $10 per session
- Session 1: Intro to Advocacy - Wednesday, September 21, 2022
- Session 2: City & County Government - Wednesday, October 19, 2022
- Session 3: State & Federal Government - Wednesday, November 16, 2022
- Session 4: Appts to Boards and Commissions - Wednesday, February 8, 2023
- Session 5: Advocacy in Action - Wednesday, March 29, 2023