Latino Leadership Program

Victoria Campoverde of the Latino Leadership Program

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 30 people who want to make a difference in our communities and neighborhoods.

Program Overview:

  • 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
  • Cost is free
  • Childcare is available
  • Transportation may be available, depending on location. For more information, please email

Program Length:

7 weeks (April - May)

Program Format:

Participants meet once a week for seven weeks. Sessions are held in Saint Paul at the Saint Paul Public Schools Administration building located at 360 Colborne or at 451 Lexington Pkwy N.

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

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!


The application process for the 2018 program session is now closed. We will open applications for the next program session at the beginning of 2019.

Contact: Coulette Columbus-Powers at 651-280-2366 or


We seek Spanish-speaking community leaders to serve as trainers, presenters and coaches. We also need volunteers to assist with child care, office support and transportation. Visit our volunteer section for more information about volunteering with Wilder.


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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