The nursing student recently returned from the Latinas Learning to Lead Program. The program is designed to address the underrepresentation of Latina graduates from college and provide tools to help Latinas become leaders and change agents in their communities.
“The National Hispana Leadership Institute has transformed my life,” said the nursing student. “During my time in Washington, I had the chance to meet some wonderful Latina leaders who have motivated me to continue pursuing my dreams and to never give up no matter what obstacles come my way.”
The week-long institute included sessions on public policy issues affecting the Latino community, career planning, effective communication skills, and other leadership development topics.
Seventy-five percent of the attendees were first-generation college students, and selections were based on civic engagement, academic performance, commitment to the Hispanic community and leadership potential.