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Engaged Latina Leadership Activist (ELLA) Program

The Engaged Latina Leadership Activist (ELLA) program is designed to increase the leadership abilities of local Latinas and provide them with opportunities to learn about themselves and issues impacting Latinas locally and state-wide.


Apply by Friday, February 8th 2013


The program has trained over fifty young women, and has an active alumni group who continue to provide sisterhood and support to their LCSV ELLA colleagues.  In 2013, the LCSV board will select twenty applicants to participate in:

  • Leadership retreat- Learn from a panel of Latina leaders during this overnight retreat about issues impacting Latinas in California and Silicon Valley, and learn about your own strengths and leadership skills in strengths-based, culturally appropriate workshops. 
  • Latina Action Day in Sacramento, CA
    The ELLA group joins over 600 Latinas from across the state at this annual public policies conference.
  • Civic involvement training & special projects
    Local activists and leaders will share their personal experience and expertise with ELLA participants at four training workshops.
  • Latina Coalition luncheons and networking opportunities
    Network with local leaders and civically engaged Latinas at LCSV-hosted events.

ELLA 2013 Overview & Instructions(pdf)