Empowering Latino Leaders: LCF Georgia’s Second Civic Participation Fellowship Program

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<div>Empowering Latino Leaders: LCF Georgia's Second Civic Participation Fellowship Program</div>

LCF Georgia’s Civic Participation Fellowship Program: 21 Fellows Trained in Civic Engagement and Community Organizing

ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / June 25, 2024 / 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.

LCF Georgia Civic Participation Fellows 2024
LCF Georgia Civic Participation Fellows 2024

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 U.S.), who shared their insights and experiences with participants.

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Contact Information

Daniela Racines
daniela@lcfgeorgia.org

SOURCE: LCF Georgia

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