About VCLA

The application period for VCLA's XXVIII (2022-23) cohort is CLOSED.

We welcome you to apply today for cohort XXIX below, beginning in September of 2023.  Your application will be held until May of 2023 when we begin the interview process.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to VCLA's Director Pattie Braga at or 805-253-2683.


2023-2024 session dates will be listed here soon.

Application Instructions

This application will take approximately 45 minutes to complete and will request information normally listed on a resume. Additionally, we will be focusing on your current professional and personal community engagement.

An application fee of $25.00 will be due with your submission. A payment field will be provided at the end of the application, or you can mail a check directly to VCLA.

Any item marked with an asterisk must be answered. If an item is not applicable to you, please type N/A in the field.