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Leadership Council


In 2016, DWC launched the Leadership Council to provide unique opportunities for emerging leaders and professionals who want to make a difference in their community. 



The Leadership Council is committed to help end homelessness in Los Angeles for women by utilizing networks of emerging leaders and professional connections to meaningfully contribute to the success of the Downtown Women’s Center. Membership in the Leadership Council is open to individuals and community partners who support and participate in the DWC’s stated advocacy, fundraising, and volunteerism efforts.

The Leadership Council Board will host two meetings of the general membership to include a Service Day activity in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 (dates to be announced).

Throughout the year, the Leadership Council general membership is invited to help us elevate our voice in support of ending homelessness for women in Los Angeles by attending rallies and policy meetings to offer support of policies which seek to improve the conditions of those experiencing homelessness.

In addition to these activities, the Leadership Council has annual fundraiser every August and serves as an opportunity to celebrate the work of advocates while raising additional funds to support the Downtown Women’s Center.

Annual Membership levels:

  • General: $100

  • Advocate: $500 (includes 10% discount at MADE by DWC, the Downtown Women’s Center’s social enterprise and access to professional development/networking opportunities)

  • Community Partner: $1,000 (in addition to the Advocate benefits, this level includes a ticket to Dinner With A Cause gala in October)

  • Elected Board Members: $1,000 (in addition to the Advocate benefits, this level includes a ticket to Dinner With A Cause gala in October)

Member Benefits

These annual contributions can be made through the Downtown Women’s Center website via the “Become a Member” button which can be accessed on the Leadership Council page. The annual contributions will cover membership from August 1- July 30. Monthly payment plans can also be set up via the “Become a Member” donations page.

We encourage all members to join one of our committees to become even more engaged with the work of the Leadership Council board.

    • Advocacy

    • Communication

    • Fundraising

    • Service Day Activity

    • Recruitment



If you are interested in a committee, please email with the Subject: Committee Interest.