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Multicultural Leadership Academy

The Latino Policy Forum is excited to announce the 23 community leaders serving Latino and African American communtiites to participate in its inaugrual Multicultural Leadership Academy! Click here for more. 

For its seventh year, The Multicultural Leadership Academy builds on the six year tradition of the Illinois Latino Nonprofit Leadership Academy in developing and training Illinois change agents committed to strengthening communities. Since its inception in 2009, the Latino Policy Forum has trained more than 150 leaders and emerging stars from more than 55 organizations.

The Multicultural Leadership Academy will provide a series of leadership workshops for individuals actively involved in social justice; and sponsored by organizations committed to social change, policy impact, and/or community improvement that serve communities of color throughout Illinois. Applicants may be employees, board members or volunteers at their sponsoring organization.

The 2016 Multicultural Leadership Academy cohort:

Azalea Acuna, La Casa Norte
Bessie Alcantara, BBF Family Services
Erika Allen, Growing Power, Inc.
Oswaldo Alvarez, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Carrie Brown, Family Focus
Asiaha Butler, R.A.G.E. - Resident Association of Greater Englewood
Ebony Campbell, Chicago Housing Authority
Aasia Castañeda, The Field Museum
Henry Cervantes, Our Lady of Tepeyac - Elementary School
Adriana Díaz, City Bureau
Bryan Johnson, Metropolitan Family Services
Keith Lewis, United Way Metropolitan Chicago
Alfredo Nambo, Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy
Abel Ochoa, University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program
Arthur Richardson, Chicago Park District
Angelica Rivera, Proyecto Pa'Lante at Northeastern Illinois University
Kimeco Roberson, Chicago Park District
Maritza Rocha, Mujeres Latinas en Acción
Analia Rodriguez, Latino Union of Chicago
Luis Roman, Association of Latino/as Motivating Action (ALMA)
Anton Seals Jr., DePaul University
Craig Stevenson, Open Architecture Chicago/High Jump
Carman Weathington, Chicago Commons

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