Latino Leadership Initiative

About Latino Leadership Initiative

Strengthening our community by increasing the number of Latino Leaders that serve our communities through civic leadership.


Latinos will soon be a significant majority in the Central Valley with that in mind the LLI seeks to increase the core competencies of emerging Latino civic servants open to growth, change, collaboration, and deep community engagement. The Latino Leadership Initiative will take you and a small cohort through a program that involves training from experienced practitioners directly applying those concepts within our community. 


Upon completion, you will be well equipped with the necessary resources, insights, and skills for properly engaging with those within your field of interest in serving our community.

Skill Enhancement Components:

•          Community Capacity Building

•          Core Competencies of Civic Leadership

•          Understanding Diverse Leadership Methods

•          Developing a Mentorship Relationship

•          Self-Assessment

•          Resource Networking

•          The Value of Budgeting

•          Boards, Commissions and Committees

For questions email John Torres at: john@cityministrynetwork.org or call (209) 324-7493.

Application period for with the next cohort session will begin Fall 2021.


In partnership with: Latino Community Foundation, Modesto Junior College, Stanislaus State, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Leadership Council of Stanislaus County.



“The Latino Leadership Initiative helped me not only determine I was capable of becoming a leader, but it also helped me discover how to best lead.”

—  Adriana Garcia