Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) Program

Apply to be a part of WILD for the 2017 school year!
We are currently accepting applications! Please fill out application form as well as the three required documents below.

WILD Application




Emergency and Medical Form

Read about how our 2017 WILD Fellowship cohort is make a positive impact on the Chinatown-International District!

We are recruiting youth for our WILD Summer Program!
Learn about environmental justice issues, help take care of urban gardens, gain leadership and community activism skills, and go camping!

WILD Summer 2017

About WILD

The Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) program is open to 14-19-year olds who are looking to build leadership qualities like self-confidence and teamwork within the context of environmental education, civic engagement, and intergenerational relationship building. During the school year, we offer an after school drop-in program and an environmental justice and advocacy fellowship. In the summer, we offer paid hands-on opportunities in urban gardening, engaging community in parks, cultural events, and outdoor recreation.

Since our inception in 1997, WILD has served about 1,000 primarily low-income, Asian and Pacific Islander (API) immigrant and refugee youth. Graduates of WILD have come back to Interim CDA as college interns, program coordinators, and even full-time staff! We are proud to have a 20-year legacy of developing environmentally-informed leaders of color and building relationships with elders and residents of the Chinatown-International District.

2017 Dates:
• Drop-in & Service Learning Projects: until June 9, Mondays & Wednesdays
• WILD Fellowship: February 7 – May 23, Tuesdays & Thursdays
• Fun Fridays: until June 9, Fridays
• Summer Program: July 10 – August 18, Mondays – Thursdays + some weekends

To stay up to date on our projects, follow us on Facebook: @WILDProgram.

Thank yo to our 2017 partners!