Unid@s for Oregon

Unifying Leaders for Systems Change in Oregon

Latino Network’s Unid@s leadership development program aims to create a strong, connected, intergenerational network of established Latino leaders from all sectors and regions of Oregon. Through a unified statewide voice and presence in all levels of leadership, Unid@s advances the well being of all Latinos.

In 2010, Latino leaders in the tri-county area gathered and identified a gap in “Latino leadership cohesion, collaboration, trust-building and strategic coordination”. Honoring the voices of these leaders, Unid@s was created as part of the Coalition of Communities of Color Leadership Development Programs.

Unid@s builds trust and collaboration among leaders and lays the foundation for lasting systems change in the state. Sessions address:

  • Internalized oppression and racism
  • Intercultural and intergenerational communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Community building
  • Shared leadership
  • Political acumen and the ability to influence civic institutions

Program Details

Each Unid@s cohort is comprised of approximately 20 Latino leaders from across the state who commit to one year of leadership development. Starting with a kick-off and continuing through monthly sessions, the cohort learns and grows together.

  • Spring/Summer: Nominations are accepted for Unid@s leaders. Potential members complete an application.
  • August: Cohort is selected and notified
  • September: Kick-Off reception.
  • October: Cohort attends weekend retreat, facilitated by Nanci Luna Jimenez.
  • November – April: Monthly sessions occur around the state, led by a variety of facilitators and guest speakers.
  • May: Cohort gathers for a final celebration.

View past Unid@s Leaders

Read more in our Unid@s Newsletter: November 2015, February 2016

Latino Network thanks Meyer Memorial Trust for their generous funding to start Unid@s and fund the first three cohorts. We also thank the following organizations for their support and funding: Coalition of Communities of Color, Oregon Community Foundation, and The Collins Foundation.