Leadership and Civic Engagement Program

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The Diversity and Civic Leadership Academy

The Diversity and Civic Leadership Academy

Leadership & Development
The Diversity and Civic Leadership Academy

The Latino Network’s Civic Engagement and Leadership Academy Program works with young emerging Latino English-speaking leaders and Spanish-speaking community members. We hold monthly trainings on social justice models; regional government; leadership development; social determinants of health; economic, environmental and social sustainability; civic engagement; working with public and elected officials; and community organizing. Trainers from the government, non-profit and private sector’s provide participants the opportunity to learn first-hand from their real-world leadership experience.

Program participants identify critical community issues and develop an advocacy plan through an action-learning project that creates a positive community impact need.

The Academy has 45 Latino alumni working for the betterment of our community.

Latino Network’s Civic Engagement and Leadership Program is supported through grants from the City of Portland, Northwest Health Foundation, the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and Western States Center.