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
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
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.