Latino Leadership Program

Graduates of the Latino Leadership Program at Wilder

The Latino Leadership Program (Programa de Liderazgo Latino) is for Latinx who want to strengthen their skills and connections so they can be more involved in their Saint Paul and East Metro communities. The leadership program is part of Wilder’s Neighborhood Leadership Program



About the Latino Leadership Program

The Latino Leadership Program brings together about 35 people who want to make a difference in our schools, communities and neighborhoods.

Program Overview:

  • Cost is free
  • Sessions conducted in Spanish
  • Topics include leadership styles, teamwork, conflict resolution, public speaking
  • Training methods include learning activities, small group discussions, exchange of personal experiences
  • Childcare is available
  • Transportation may be available, depending on location. For more information, please email

Program Length & Format:

  • 7 weeks, 6 sessions and a graduation
  • Sessions held at the Saint Paul Public Schools Administration building located at 360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102, or at Wilder Center, 451 Lexington Parkway N., Saint Paul, MN  55104

Participant Requirements:

  • Spanish-speaking LatinX
  • Age 18+ 
  • Live, work or volunteer in Saint Paul or the East Metro area (limited spots are available to participants outside this area)
  • Beginning involvement, or seeking to get more involved, in the community, a school or neighborhood

Apply to the Latino Leadership Program

Do you want to make a difference in your Latino community? Get involved and be part of Wilder's Latino Leadership Program!


We are no longer accepting applications to Latino Leadership Program in 2019 and applicants will be notified about their acceptance into the program. Next application period will reopen in Spring 2020. 


We seek Spanish-speaking community leaders to serve as trainers, presenters and coaches and need volunteers to assist with child care, office support and transportation. Find out how you can support the Latino Leadership Program. 

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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Blanca Yareth Lopez, a graduate of the Latino Leadership Program at Wilder

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