Partners Advancing Climate Equity (PACE) is a capacity-building program for frontline community leaders from across California to connect and learn with peers, take their skills to the next level, and inspire transformative change.
Leveraging available resources to advance local climate resilience and social equity priorities
Forming and sustaining cross-sector partnerships that enhance collective impact strategies
Creating data-driven community needs assessments and developing action plans
Navigating State funding programs, policies, resources, and decision-making processes
The pilot round of the program resulted in the development of an array of actionable resources and reports.
- The Final Reportprovides an overview of the pilot’s goals, structure, activities, and evaluation results.
- PACE Recommendations Report: Capacity Building with Frontline Community Leaders: Best Practices & Recommendations offers capacity building best practices, structural challenges faced by frontline communities, and recommendations for State programs and policies, based on the collective experiences and learnings from the pilot.
The PACE Curriculum includes a suite of resources intended to support other community leaders in building capacity:
- The Community Needs Assessment Toolkit includes a robust set of prompts and resources to guide the development of actionable, community-driven plans.
- Facilitator Resources including template agendas, sample activities, and additional guidance and resources for facilitators interested in replicating any and all of the sessions organized.
- Key recordings and presentations led by the PACE Team and PACE Leaders from the pilot’s cohort sessions, peer exchanges, and supplemental trainings.
PACE Curriculum Resource Navigation Guide is a helpful resource to get users started. It provides an overview each resource and how they can be used.