Social Justice Leadership Academy


For the second year, the Social Justice Leadership Academy led a successful workshop to educate students of privilege on the ravages of social injustice. Among other topics, 11 teenagers learned about the school-to-prison pipeline, the achievement gap, and white privilege. Plans are underway to expand the workshop into area independent schools in addition to our yearly Academy.


Domus’ Social Justice Leadership Academy is on June 10, 2017, from 9am to 4pm. 

The Domus Social Justice Leadership Academy is an intensive daylong retreat structured to help local teens and young adults:

  • explore income equality, the effects of poverty, and more with experts from those fields: people doing the work right now
  • discuss with their peers ways they can make an impact by doing things like advocating for policy change, volunteering their time, and making financial investments in high-quality nonprofits
  • engage in hands-on activities in that bring these social justice issues to life

WHO: Connecticut youth entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades and early college students

WHERE: Domus campus at 83 Lockwood Avenue in Stamford

TO BRING: $25 to $100 giving circle philanthropy dollars to invest. The money will be pooled to provide maximum impact.

NO FEE: We will provide all food, supplies, and transportation to offsite activities.


Supervision of students: Students will be closely supervised at all times by a handful of experienced youth professionals. We know how to supervise a group of teens: Nothing surprises us.

We expect each participant to show up on time, be physically and mentally present for the entire experience, contribute ideas, and offer positive and constructive feedback to peers and adult facilitators.

Students are eligible to receive 7 community service hours to count toward service hours needed for organizations such as the National Honor Society.

Click to read FAQs for students and parents.

Click here for application. Complete and return to Julia Wade via email or mail to 83 Lockwood Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902

Questions? We’re happy to meet with you to answer your questions. Email Julia (or text (203) 249-4110) to set up a meeting or call to chat.