The Latino Leadership Alliance (LLA) was established to provide leadership training and education to rising Latino community leaders in the Silicon Valley. The mission of LLA is to empower Latino civic leadership by identifying, developing, and supporting emerging leaders through innovative leadership education programs.
Each year LLA offers a seven month Leadership Academy to 12-16 participants. Participants in the Leadership Academy are selected in a competitive application process. Leadership Academy fellows participate in intensive full-day leadership training seminars one day each month from January through June each year. The program curriculum includes seven monthly seminars presented by faculty of business, education, political, and community/non-profit leaders and the LLA Stanford Leadership Summer Program.
The Stanford Leadership Summer Program is a unique and strategic collaboration between LLA and Stanford University’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Each year, the Leadership Academy culminates in a 3-day residency leadership training program on-campus at Stanford University featuring advanced leadership and education workshops prepared and presented by distinguished faculty from Stanford University. Program participants are housed on-campus at Stanford University for the 3 day event, which provides a unique environment for learning and collaboration between and among Academy fellows and Stanford’s world-class faculty.
Recent past presenters for the 3-day Stanford residency program include the Honorable Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court.
The LLA Leadership Academy and Stanford Leadership Summer Program provide participants with the tools to become a valuable community asset and assume positions of responsible leadership in the Latino community and the Silicon Valley. Past participants have been elected to key local offices including the San Jose City Council and school boards and are in key leadership positions throughout our community, including Fortune 50 companies and leaders in education and local business. Past program participants serve or have served on over 30 local boards and commissions.
The LLA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in good standing.
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