Empowering Latino Leaders: LCF Georgia’s Second Civic Participation Fellowship Program (Español abajo)

Over the past weekend, the Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) successfully concluded its second Civic Participation Fellowship Program, a transformative three-day in-person initiative aimed at empowering Latino youth and community members across Georgia. The program provided invaluable mentorship, practical training, and networking opportunities with established leaders in the field. This initiative underscores LCF Georgia’s commitment to cultivating a strong cohort of community-driven leaders dedicated to fostering positive change.

The fellowship equipped 21 fellows with essential skills and knowledge in community organizing, civic leadership, and voter engagement. Participants engaged in comprehensive training sessions covering the history of Latinos in Georgia, a Latino electorate overview, strategies for community mobilization and engagement, civic participation, engagement and mobilization.

Representing diverse backgrounds from cities such as Rome, Albany, Fairburn, Suwannee, Duluth, Atlanta, Gainesville, Jonesboro, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Lithonia, Marietta, Newnan, Peachtree Corners, Sandy Springs, Savannah, Snellville, and Woodstock, the cohort included college students, professionals, and community members passionate about civic leadership.

Moving forward, fellows now have the opportunity to apply for up to $2,500 in funding to support a community service project benefiting the Latino community directly, or to join the team at LCF Georgia as Community Navigators. 

The program featured esteemed local leaders and academics, including Representative Phil Olaleye, House District 59 (first Afro-Latino elected to the Georgia House), and Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit (first Latina elected to any legislature in the Southeast of the US), who shared their insights and experiences with participants.

For more information, please contact Andy@lcfgeorgia.org

For media requests and pictures, please contact Daniela@lcfgeorgia.org 

Empoderando a líderes latinos: Segundo Programa de Becas de Participación Cívica de LCF Georgia

Durante el fin de semana pasado, el Fondo Latino Comunitario (LCF Georgia) concluyó exitosamente su segundo Programa de Becas de Participación Cívica, una iniciativa de tres días diseñada para fortalecer el empoderamiento de jóvenes latinos y miembros de la comunidad en todo Georgia. El programa capacitó a los participantes en organización comunitaria, educación cívica y liderazgo, proporcionándoles las herramientas teóricas y prácticas necesarias para abordar los desafíos locales.

Esta iniciativa refleja el compromiso de LCF Georgia de desarrollar líderes comunitarios comprometidos con el cambio positivo. En esta ocasión, 21 becarios fueron entrenados en habilidades esenciales en organización comunitaria, incluyendo movilización electoral, estrategias de compromiso comunitario y la historia del electorado latino en Georgia.

Los participantes representaron diversas ciudades de toda Georgia, como Rome, Albany, Fairburn, Suwannee, Duluth, Atlanta, Gainesville, Jonesboro, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Lithonia, Marietta, Newnan, Peachtree Corners, Sandy Springs, Savannah, Snellville y Woodstock. Este grupo incluyó estudiantes universitarios, profesionales y miembros de la comunidad apasionados por el liderazgo cívico.

Ahora, los becarios tienen la oportunidad de solicitar hasta $2.500 en fondos para implementar proyectos que beneficien directamente a la comunidad latina, o unirse al equipo de LCF Georgia como Navegadores Comunitarios.

El programa contó con la participación de destacados líderes comunitarios y académicos locales, como el Representante Phil Olaleye del Distrito 59 de la Cámara (primer afrolatino elegido para la Cámara de Georgia) y Brenda López, fiscal adjunta principal del circuito judicial de Gwinnett (primera latina elegida para cualquier legislatura en el sureste de los EE. UU.), quienes compartieron sus ideas y experiencias con los participantes.

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Andy@lcfgeorgia.org 

Para entrevistas e imágenes, comuníquese con Daniela@lcfgeorgia.org 

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