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Multicultural Leadership Academy

Applications for the 2020 Multicultural Leadership Academy are now being accepted. Application deadline has been extended to October 9 by 11:59 PM

Learn more about the upcoming 2020 MLA academy and the call for applications
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This year the Latino Policy Forum will celebrate ten years of leadership development.  Now in its fourth year, the Multicultural Leadership Academy continues to engage, and train Illinois change agents committed to strengthening communities. Since 2009, the Latino Policy Forum has trained close to 200 leaders and emerging stars from more than 85 organizations through the Illinois Latino Nonprofit Leadership and Multicultural Leadership Academies.

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

Meet the 2019 MLA group by clicking on the video below
 View the 2019 MLA Cohort Face Book

Learn more about the MLA and the 2018 cohort by clicking the video below

 View the 2018 MLA Cohort Face Book