Latino Leadership Program

We are pleased to announce the Latino Leadership Program for Latinos who want to strengthen their skills and connections to get more involved in the community. It is part of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation's Neighborhood Leadership Programs, which have been in existence for 20 years in Saint Paul. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coulette Columbus-Powers (English) at 651-280-2366 or, or Sara Reyes at the Saint Paul Public Schools Latino Consent Decree Office at 651-744-2769 or

Latino Leadership Program Highlights

  • Purpose: The program works to strengthen the ability of Latinos to become more engaged and effective in community work.
  • Content: The sessions are conducted in Spanish and work to meet the skill building and community engagement needs and interests of the Latino participants. Topics covered include leadership styles, teamwork, conflict resolution, public speaking, and taking action in the community. The training methods include experiential learning activities, small group discussions, personal and shared reflections, and exchange of personal experiences. 
  • Participants: Approximately 30 will be accepted into the program. Participation is open to Latinos who live or work in Saint Paul or the East Metro area.The program is geared to Latinos beginning their involvement, or seeking to get more involved, in the community.
  • Location and Timing: The program will run over a seven weeks period on Wednesday evenings from April 19 to May 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Sessions will be held at the Saint Paul Public Schools Administration building located a 360 Colborne, Saint Paul. The program dates are: April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, and May 31.
  • Cost for Participants: The program is FREE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. A light meal will be provided at sessions. Childcare and transportation are free, although availability is limited.

Program Collaborators and Financial Supporters

This program is being organized in collaboration with the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation and the Latino Consent Decree Program, Saint Paul Public Schools. Financial support for this program has been provided by the Latino Consent Decree Program, Saint Paul Public Schools and the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.

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 I Didn't Know I Was a Leader



Victoria Campoverde is an alumna and a facilitator of the Latino Leadership Program. "You learn confidence," she says. "It's a good opportunity for you to learn that you can do it."  Read more.