Civic Leadership & Advocacy
Empowering Our Communities.
At Latino Network, we value the power of community self-determination. We believe that the ability of individuals to affect change in their own lives determines the capacity for change in our communities. All of our programs integrate civic engagement principles and empower Latinos to be advocates on issues that matter to Latinos—poverty, youth violence, and the academic achievement gap.
Latino Network’s civic leadership programs for grassroots and established leaders educate and train Oregon Latinos for civic life. Our program participants create a sense of community, build on strategies for public participation, and collaborate to make a difference. Together we cultivate the power of the Latino community to thrive.
Learn more about our civic leadership and advocacy programs.
Academia de Líderes
Academia de Líderes equips Portland’s emerging grassroots Latino leaders with the tools to be agents of change and to advocate for our community’s best interests.
Unid@s for Oregon
Unid@s for Oregon is a statewide leadership development program that fosters cohesion, trust, and relationships among Latino leaders to build capacity for a unified movement for change across Oregon.
Advocacy efforts span from the school board to the state legislature, engaging our leadership and mobilizing our community members to contribute our voices to the issues and policies that matter to our lives and our communities.
Parent Accountability Council
In partnership with Early Learning Multnomah, Latino Network appoints Juntos Aprendemos parent graduate representatives to ensure Latino parents have a voice in shaping early childhood services.
Speak Up & Empower
Speak Up & Empower is a leadership and advocacy program for youth experiencing mental health issues with the goal of adding their voices to the Children’s Mental Health Systems Advisory Council.
Latino Student Action Committee (LSAC)
LSAC is a youth leadership development program for high school students who are passionate about social justice and want to to create positive changes in the community.