IGNITE launched in the Bay Area in fall of 2009. Today, we administer programming up and down state. We administer high school programming in the Bay Area and have college chapters on campuses in Northern and Southern California. We host annual political leadership conferences and connect young women to our elected network.

IGNITE has regional College Councils in Northern and Southern California made up of politically motivated college women who want to build their own leadership skills and bring the IGNITE program to their campuses. Councils meet quarterly to discuss relevant policy issues, learn from dynamic elected officials, develop political leadership skills, and build a network to support their ambitions for civic and political leadership.

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High schools:

  • Capuchino High School
  • East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy
  • Gateway High School
  • Golden State College Preparatory
  • KIPP King
  • Leadership High School
  • Lionel Wilson College Preparatory
  • San Lorenzo High School
  • Wallenberg High School

Colleges and Universities:

  • Cabrillo College
  • CSU San Marcos
  • Dominican University
  • Mills College
  • Mount Sac
  • Mt. Saint Mary’s
  • San Francisco State
  • Santa Clara University
  • Scripps College
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Riverside
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • UCLA
  • University of Southern California