The Savannah Leadership Foundation (SLF) sees cities as places of promise and prosperity; cities as playgrounds rather than battlegrounds. We cultivate this shift by driving the wheel of permanent change. With leadership at its core, the wheel of change is fueled by three strategic functions—engaging leaders of faith and good will, building the capacity of others and developing joint initiatives.
ENGAGING LEADERS OF FAITH AND GOOD WILL
We believe citywide transformation requires collaboration across multiple sectors, such as faith, business, government and education. Serving as an intermediary, we convene, connect and engage these diverse partners to develop comprehensive strategies to attack the toughest issues within our cities.
BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF OTHERS
We believe leaders drive change. Our leaders come from various walks of life including urban youth, grass roots community organizers, marketplace entrepreneurs and civic organizations. Training, coaching and mentoring leaders results in empowered people serving cities in their circle of influence.
We believe if you are doing it alone then you are doing it wrong. Through initiatives like the Youth Mentoring Collaborative,SLF provides leadership, staff supervision, volunteer oversight, fiscal management, resource development, program evaluation and strategic direction that drives the wheel of change.