The Latina Leadership Institute is the first leadership program specifically designed for Latina women in Kern County. Initiated in 2012, the program consists of three training sessions (1 or 2-day trainings), plus a graduation ceremony. Training sessions are intensive full days which offer a combination of lectures, personal assessments, group work, field trips, lobbying, advocacy, and networking opportunities. Participants are also assigned projects in between each session.
The LLI offers participants an opportunity to learn from key community leaders and experts in key aspects relating to our community, including government, education, economic empowerment and politics & civic engagement.
Its vision is to create a network of Latinas trained in community empowerment and committed to improving political and economic parity for all communities. The institute strives to create a class of participants that represent all major regions of KernCounty across a diversity of professions.
LLKC Objective/Goal: To train Latinas in essential leadership and advocacy skills, empowering them to create fundamental change within their local neighborhoods throughout Kern County.