Advocacy. Leadership. System Transformation.
The Latino Leadership Council was founded on the principles of Advocacy, Leadership and Systemic Change and we keep these three “plates” spinning at all times.
Advocacy is in everything we do and because we walk alongside the families throughout their services, we model advocacy for them so they can become their family’s best advocate in the future.
We embrace leadership not only among program participants who find their voices and in so doing help others, but also with our Promotores who – with every family they case manage -- gain insights, sow compassion and develop organizational, communication and leadership skills that are integral to their careers as doctors, teachers, social workers or elected officials.
And naturally, as Promotores interact with systems and agencies, they influence minds and we provide crucial support to ensure these changes will result in policy and systems transformation that will help our communities to thrive.
We are proud of the grass-roots work we have done to support families and look forward to watching as they raise their voices, stand by their convictions and own their power.
Our Core Values
Relationships: We build collaborative relationships based on trust and mutual respect
Personal and Community Growth: We educate and advocate opportunities to continually grow and develop our skills and promote community wellness
Integrity: We do what we say we will do with honesty, transparency and accountability
Community Pride: We treat each other with dignity and cultivate a sense of cultural achievement to benefit the good of the community
Catalyst for Change: We continually challenge systems and communities to bring about changes in approaches, perceptions, behaviors and outcomes
Roots in the Community: We are entrenched in and engaged with the communities we serve to best reflect their needs
Amada began her journey with the Latino Leadership Council after being referred to our group "Superación Personal." Amada came to the group very upset due to having recently received more than $4k in hospital bills. She was referred to Promotora Nidia who discovered that Amada did have Medi-Cal but it was for emergencies only and that when she had shown it to the hospital, she was informed that that type of Medi-Cal could not cover her for that specific instance.
Nidia asked Amada to meet with her Medi-Cal worker at the County to see if she could get these bills covered and simultaneously worked with Amada to complete the hospital’s charity forms. Amada was encouraged by her Promotora to meet with her County worker again while Nidia explained to the doctor's office their progress. Last month, Amada finally received her approval to cover the medical expenses and the whole bill was absorbed by Medi-Cal.
“I’m so relieved and happy that I do not have this huge hospital bill looming over me and I’m so thankful to the Latino Leadership Council not only for this, but for all they do for our communities.” – Amada
Who do you serve?
The Latino Leadership Council (LLC) is a 501(c)3 organization that provides a multitude of services to underserved Spanish-speaking populations.
What services do you provide?
Assistance with accessing community resources
Referrals to other agencies and services
Prenatal and postnatal family support
Health screenings and vaccination clinics
Counseling and support groups
- Parenting Classes
- Superación Personal
- Rincón de las Comadres
- Mami y Yo
How are you funded?
The Latino Leadership Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It receives no federal or state funding. Support comes from financial and in-kind donations or grants.
What items should I donate?
Office supplies — printer paper, blue ink pens, notepads, etc.
Art supplies for children — crayons, washable markers, construction paper, etc.
Craft supplies — Beads, jewelry, yarn, etc.
$25 gift-cards for families — Target, Walmart, gas stations, etc.
Who can I contact to give donations to?
Elisa Herrera at (530) 333-3283 or Elisa@LatinoLeadershipCouncil.org
How do I volunteer?
Information on becoming a volunteer is located on the "Get Involved" page. All prospective volunteers must attend an orientation.