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People Engaged in Raising Leaders (PERL)

PERL is a training program designed to increase involvement among people of color on boards and commissions across the county.

Training Goals:

  • Prepare people of color to take leadership positions on boards and commissions and ensure authentic participation.
  • Empower people of color to participate and become more involved civically in their community.
  • Gain skills and obtain the tools necessary to better understand the process, structure, and make-up of boards and commissions.

Organizations are encouraged to participate in inclusive opportunities that are offered locally through the Expanding Leadership Initiative through the Community Foundation serving Boulder County.

Creating Connections

Creating Connections is a workshop for executive directors and board members of non-profit organizations or agencies on how to diversify their boards.


  • Developing strategies for board diversification
  • Come away with tools for recruitment and marketing
  • Support for board members of diverse backgrounds

Click here to Apply for the PERL Program Boards and Commissions Training

Contact Information

For more information about the PERL program or Creating Connections, contact Kathryn Lehman at

Contact Us

Community Action Programs

303-441-1541 (fax)


Sundquist Building
3482 Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80304
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Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

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