California Service

Collective Roots

10999639_10152652563920741_8817304681269302609_nCollective Roots is a nonprofit organization founded and based in East Palo Alto, CA. It seeks to promote food justice by engaging youth and communities in garden-based learning and nutrition education to positively impact health. Collective Roots achieves its mission through the innovative integration and implementation of two key program areas: community based programs and school based programs. Visit the website for more information at:


Pride Pals

The Menlo-Atherton High School Pride Pals are descended from a once-defunct program pairing students with special needs and abilities with their high school peers. California Global Leaders students recognized that an important service was missing without such a program, and breathed life back into it. Pride Pals creates a safe space for students of all abilities to feel love, companionship, and non-judgmental relationships with their peers. 


Surf Rider Foundation

This non-profit organization works to protect oceans and beaches so that they can be enjoyed for years to come.  What started as a group of surfers concerned about the environment has now turned into over 250,000 supporters in 84 chapters.  With the help of the Global Leaders in California beach clean ups have been organized all over San Fransisco to try and clean up our oceans.