City Guardians Program Application
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug 6, 2023, midnight PST
Apply to the Fall 2023 batch of the City Guardians Academy! 

This 6-week program is designed to train individuals with a deep passion to change San Francisco ... so they win elections and run our city better. Newbie to politics? No problem -- this program is especially designed for you!!!

Interviews & admissions will take place on a rolling basis (so apply early)!!!

Program starts Sep 10, 2023 at 10:00 am PST. 
Email *
Full name *
Which office (2024 elections) are you running for?
(pick an office you're qualified to run for)

(pick community improvement initiative if you are working to solve a problem but don't plan to run for office)
Your twitter handle (e.g. @sfguardians)
Your Facebook page (e.g.
Describe yourself in 50 characters or less *
What's the problem you want to solve in office? How will you know when you've solved it?

(please keep your answer brief).
Why are you the right person to solve this problem?

(please keep your answer brief).

Please tell us in one or two sentences about the most impressive thing you’ve accomplished?

Please enter the url of a 1 minute unlisted (not private) YouTube video introducing yourself. This video is an important part of the application.

(Tell us who you are and why you want to run for office).
Education *
Work experience *
Do you have any prior experience of politics? List any previous election runs and outcome. *
"Anything from your past" that might be an issue if it came out during your campaign or that might show up on a background check?

(This information will remain confidential and be only visible to program leads Autumn Looijen and Siva Raj).

Are you committed to attending all program sessions in person? This will be a very intensive 6 weeks -- our goal is to replicate a 6-month campaign.

In-person schedule: 
Sundays 10 am to 4 pm: Sep 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15

Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm: Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11,18

(Note: "Demo day" is likely to be held by Oct  28).

Anything else you'd like us to know
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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