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Unidos for Oregon

The UNIDOS for Oregon Leadership Project aims to reverse our history of regional disconnection, increase multigenerational leadership and collaboration in all sectors and lay the foundation for lasting systems change throughout the state

Background

In 2010, Latino leaders in the tri county area came together to identify where the greatest gap existed in leadership work. The number one issue that was viewed as a gap was “Latino leadership cohesion, collaboration, trust-building and strategic coordination.” Through the support of Meyer Trust and Coalition of Communities of Color, UNIDOS was created as a multigenerational leadership program.

About Unid@s

Unid@s for Oregon strives to build a leadership framework that fosters cohesion, trust and relationships among leading individuals and organizations. In addition, the program links existing leadership initiatives, and builds capacity among local communities for a cohesive change movement.

Our vision is to foster an emerging culture of intergenerational, cross-regional, cross-sector and inter-ethnic collaboration that becomes a new norm for Latinos across the state.

Our goal is to advance the well being of Latinos through a unified statewide voice and presence in all levels of leadership.

The program develops and strengthens the following leadership skills:

  • Political acumen and ability to influence civic institutions
  • Intercultural and intergenerational communication
  • Understanding mechanisms of oppression
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Collaboration
  • Negotiation
  • Community building
  • Constructivist listening
  • Shared leadership

Unid@s for Oregon is also committed to documenting our leadership history through the production of The Oregon Latin@ List ©

Nomination Process

If you know engaged leaders throughout Oregon who should be nominated to be a part of the UNID@S class of 2013-14, please send us your nominations by August 2, 2013, and ask your nominees to save the dates.

NOMINATION FORM

Class I

Program Director
Nancy Ramirez Arriaga
Oscar Arana Ochoa
Sen. Wyden Office
Portland
Elizur Bello
The Next Door Inc.
Hood River
Emilio Cañas
Intel
Hillsboro
Maria Chavez-Haroldson
Center for Latino Studies
Oregon State University
Corvallis
Rosa Chavez Jacuinde
University of Oregon
Eugene
Lucy Escobar
Key Bank
Salem
Demi Espinoza
Coalition of Communities of Color
Portland
Martin Gonzalez Martinez
Portland Public Schools Board
Portland
John Haroldson
Benton County DA
Corvallis
Brian Lemos
Consultant
Redmond
Araceli Ortiz
Linfield College
Beaverton
Daniel Ledezma
Portland Housing Bureau
Portland
Jose Rivera
Centro Cultural
Cornelius
Perla Rodriguez
Cornelius Elementary
Cornelius
Carmen Rubio
Latino Network
Portland
Consuelo Saragoza
Multnomah County
Portland
Maria Ramos Underwood
La Clinica Health Care
Medford
Carmen Urbina
4J School District
Eugene
Anthony Veliz
IZO PR & Marketing
Woodburn


Latino Network
240 N Broadway, Suite 214
Portland, OR 97227

p: 503.283.6881

Latino Network Rockwood
18725 SE. Stark St.
Gresham,OR 97233

email: edgar@latnet.org