2024 Marks the 20th year for the Grassroots Leadership Institute (GLDI) an initiative of the Spartanburg County Foundation launched to equip participants with the knowledge, skill-set, and resources to be effective in leading change throughout Spartanburg County and beyond.  Developed as part of Strengthening Voices, leadership training intensive is designed to empower the community members to assume responsibility for positive social change and equip them with the resources to do make a difference.  

Nearly 500 community members have graduated from the Institute. More than 95% are still living, working, and making an impact in the Upstate. More than 20% are active in the Grassroots Leadership Alumni Association (GLAA). Members of GLAA are leading multiple celebration activities throughout 2024.  

Event registrations (where necessary) will be sent to GLAA members via email. If you are not sure if you are signed up to receive these notices, please contact Tara Weese