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Lideres in Accion: Latin@ Nonprofit Leaders Panel


The vision of Latino Professionals Association (LPA) is to cultivate a community that empowers Latin@ professionals to pursue and attain success. As part of this vision we believe in the importance of recognizing and highlighting the careers and work our Latin@ community has and continues to contribute. As such we wanted to bring together the wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion for a better community all the Latin@s leading non-profit organizations in the area offer to the latino and non-latino community. We are hosting a panel to hear from them and create an environment where Nuestras Voces inspire us to follow our passions and create a lasting impact in our communities.

We want to collectively acknowledge and recognize the important work these great leaders do day in and day out. As the leaders of the organizations they oversee all operations including, program management and development, resource development, human resources, grant management, marketing and community outreach. A set of responsibilities that surely demand many skills, abilities and knowledge.

We see their work and now we have the opportunity to learn about who they are, why they chose to do this work, what motivates them, what challenges they face and how they work through them. They represent the voices of many voiceless and they also work within their spheres of influences to show what being a Latin@ leader means.

Our panelists are an inspiration:

Karen Menendez Coller
PhD, Executive Director, Centro Hispano
Centro Hispano aims to improve the quality of lives of Latinos and others living in Dane County through high quality programming and services.

Oscar Mireles
Executive Director, Omega School
Omega School provides individualized basic skills instruction in a supportive and informal atmosphere, and by working cooperatively with other agencies and institutions, helps adults prepare for, and obtain a GED / HSED credential.

Veronica Lazo
Executive Director, UNIDOS
UNIDOS exists to empower the community to break the cycle of domestic violence, end sexual assault and promote healthy family systems.

Baltazar De Anda Santana
Director, Latino Academy of Workforce Development
LAWD’s primary goal is to create of a safe, culturally competent space that empowers Latino adults to succeed and integrate into the economic and educational systems of Dane County.

Sandy Morales
COO, Big Brother Big Sister of Dane Co. (BBBS)
BBBS helps children reach their full potential through providing professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships.

Thursday, August 27
5:30 – 8 PM
Agrace HospiceCare
5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy
Fitchburg, WI 53711

This event is free, open to the public, and made possible through support from The United Way of Dane Co.