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.

K12 Programs

  • 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

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Colleges and Universities

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2018/2019 Fellows will be announced in September.

Conferences and Training

At this time there are no upcoming events in California. For the current list of conferences and training, visit our Event Calendar