Leadership Development

Healing to Action promotes the individual and collective transformation of survivors through a community-designed program that builds relationships between survivors to break through their personal isolation, facilitate their collective healing from trauma, and provide skills and training so survivors can organize against structural barriers that perpetuate gender-based violence.


In 2018, Healing to Action collaborated with over 65 survivors from the Latinx and Korean communities who work in restaurants, factories, hotels, homes, and other low-wage jobs to design a program that provided survivors the skills and resources they need to lead their communities to combat gender-based violence. These survivors collectively shaped the curriculum and structure of our flagship leadership program.

Healing Generations

Leadership Program

Survivors who attend the eight-week program develop:

An understanding of gender, sexuality, and gender-based violence

Communication skills around gender-based violence

Tools to organize with survivors

Opportunities to join or create grassroots campaigns to fight gender-based violence in their communities

Apply Now

Healing to Action is accepting applications and nominations for our next eight-week leadership program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the timing for our next cohort has not yet been determined. 

Program Dates

Due to the ongoing pandemic, our next leadership cohort dates have not yet been announced. The dates and times for the program will be set based on the collective availability of the selected cohort, and will include a 4-hour introductory session, six 2-hour intermediate sessions, and a 4-hour closing session. 

Nomination Criteria

For this cohort, Healing to Action is interested in building a multicultural cohort of communities most impacted by gender-based violence. HTA is seeking to build power across black, brown, disability and LGBTQ communities. Applicants who identify with these communities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Program Location

The program location will be finalized with the participants selected for the program to maximize accessibility.

Nomination Process

To nominate a candidate or self-nominate to join Healing to Action’s leadership program please contact Sheerine Alemzadeh at sheerine@healingtoaction.org with the candidate’s name, phone number, zip code, and best hours to contact them. Applications due April 30th.

How we sustain survivor leadership

Participating leaders receive a monetary benefit of up to $300 for their time to participate in our leadership program

For in-person meetings, HTA provides childcare, food, and transportation to and from meetings

Interpretation is a key resource to allow our multi-cultural cohort of leaders to communicate and connect