NERDS RULE INC. President Tristaca McCray is a Resident Leadership Academy Facilitator. The Resident Leadership Academy empowers residents in San Diego County communities. This empowerment leads to improved quality of life in neighborhoods, with changes promoting physical activity and healthy food choices.
The RLA instills commitment to make positive changes at the neighborhood level, increasing the quality of life for all residents in these initial pilot communities: Oceanside, National City, Lemon Grove and Southeast San Diego.
The long-term plan involves empowerment of community members throughout San Diego County, the state and the nation, using a community-training curriculum, training manual and broad public outreach.
The Resident Leadership Academy is a true investment in human capital within commonly overlooked neighborhoods that in the past have not been viewed as government priorities. These communities are now provided the opportunity to build leadership capacity and create positive changes in their neighborhoods.