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2021-2022 LLI Final Project Presentations Agenda
Topic: Edmonds College Group Presentation
Speakers: Maria Guadalupe Villareal, Yustine Saavedra, Liliana Ruiz, Kamilla Rayon, Monica Ortiz, Jazmin Herrera

Topic: University of Washington Bothell Group Presentation
Speakers: Brisa Barajas, Tori Sattefield, Maria Valentina Palacios, Laura Orjuela, Larissa Lima, Luis Gregorio Guerrero

Topic: Skagit Valley College 1st Group Presentation
Speakers: Berenice Macias, Rosa Soria Mondragon, Ricardo Gomez, Marcelina Mendoza, Samantha Guttierez

Topic: Skagit Valley College 2nd Group Presentation
Speakers: Roxana Guzman, Ralph Herrera, Hector Mariscal Medina, Cesar Osornio Ramos

Topic: Evaluators' Feedback on Final Projects
Francisco Pacheco, President, BeTalentful Corporation
Pamela Jackson, Lead Coach and Steward, Encounter Purpose Coaching
Leonor Bejarano, Community Resource Advocate of South Snohomish County Community Information Line, Volunteers of America
Felisa Garcia, Administrative Assistant, Social Studies, Edmonds College

Attend May 14th Session

2021-2022 LLI 3rd Immersion Seminar Agenda
Topic: Multicultural Leadership
Speaker: Dr. Laura Flores Cailloux, Department Chair/Faculty for Sociology & Ethnic Studies, Skagit Valley College

Topic: Expectations for Formal Presentations in a Professional Western Setting
Speaker: Angela Logan, Faculty in Communication Studies, Advisor in Black Student Union, Skagit Valley College

Topic: Careers for the Greater Good
Speaker: Christina Tovar-Hamernik, WorkSource Lynnwood Site Manager, Employment Security Department

Attend March 5th Session

2021-2022 LLI 2nd Immersion Seminar Agenda
Topic: Leadership Stories
Panel Members: Superintendent of Edmonds School District, Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent of Shoreline School District, Dr. Susana Reyes, and Skagit Valley Councilmember Juan Morales

Topic: Culturally Responsive Practices - Engage in Community
Speaker: Dr. Sally Guzman, Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, Edmonds School District

Topic: Community Project Plan Presentations

Attend February 12th Session

2021-2022 LLI 1st Immersion Seminar Agenda
Topic: Team Formation and Project Planning
Speaker: Dr. Laura Cailloux, Department Chair/Faculty for Sociology & Ethnic Studies, Skagit Valley College

Topic: Unveiling Inequality and Racism
Speaker: Dr. Farhana Loonat, Department Chair for Political Science, Philosophy and International Studies, Skagit Valley College

Topic: Movie Reflection and Discussion: Harvest of Empire Documentary
Speaker: Juan Peralez, President, Unidos of Snohomish County

Topic: La Pasion del Lider
Speaker: Dr. Francisco Rios, Professor Emeritus and Former Dean of Secondary Education, Woodring College of Education

Attend January 29th Session

2021-2022 LLI Kick-Off Agenda
Topic: LLI Overview & Video
Speaker: Christina Castorena, Vice President for Student Success, Edmonds College

Topic: LLI 2021-2022 Student Introductions
Speaker: Rosario Reyes, Founder & CEO of LETI

Topic: Panel of Elected Officials
Moderator: Marisol Bejarano, LETI Health & Wellness Coordinator
Panel Members: Skagit County Councilmember Iris Carias, Former WA Represnetative Luis Moscoso, Former WA Representative Velma Veloria

Topic: History and Contributions of Latinos in WA State
Speaker: Dr. Antonio Sanchez, Former Director of Intergovernmental and Internation Relations at Central Washington University

Attend January 22nd Session

2021-2022 LLI Orientation Agenda
Topic: Introduction to LLI Mentors & Video
Speaker: Rosario Reyes, Founder & CEO of LETI

Topic: Student Participation, Expectations and Aspirations & Service Learning Project Guidelines
Speaker: Marisol Bejarano, LETI Health & Wellness Coordinator

Topic: Team Building Activity
Speaker: Beth Wangen, Volunteer Coordinator, WSU Extension, Snohomish County 4-H

Attend January 15th Session

How to use the LLI website
This article is an example of how to combine all the ways you can interact with your LLI colleagues. Freely mix profile updates, the blog and the forum. You must be enrolled and logged in to use these tools.

1. Updates

You can post an Update in your personal journal from your profile. Each post can contain a graphic and a link (URL) to other information. The most recent posts echo on the Home and the Members pages. Updates are private within the LLI group, so please do not share your login credentials with non-members, as you may be allowing them to post content in your name.

2. Forums

The Forums (AKA La Plaza is an open discussion platform. I've started a discussion in the Forums in the Discussions section under the Journaling topic. And in that, I've reference the original blog post. The Forum is text-only, so any graphics must be in a blog post or an update.

3. Blog

If your message exceeds 250 characters and/or is not suitable for a discussion thread, you may want to write an article in the blog (AKA News) and then reference it in an update or forum post. This article is really just a placeholder for training purposes. Because the post is intended for members-only it cannot be seen by non-LLI readers. Each post can include a pre-positioned link and a graphic. I've linked to the LETI website and grabbed a photo of our former office manager Arlet.

4. Future

This website is always under development, so you may occasionally may find new or (we hope) improved features, and your comments on the procedures are encouraged, either by using the Comments forms on the website or by messaging me from my profile or posting under Housekeeping in the Forums.

Link to LETI Website

Journaling, Website contributions promote teamwork
All participants are encouraged to keep notes and add commentary during their LLI experience. (Updated for 2021.)

Journaling provides contemporaneous notes that add to your effectiveness as a leader.

Journaling adds to the collective experience of the LLI community now and in the future.

Journaling helps you set expectations and measure results for yourself and the other members of your project team(s).

Journaling at LLI should include keeping a notebook with you at all times, writing daily or weekly summaries, and posting key information to your member profile, a forum, or the blog.

More on journaling

The Vision
We have creating Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI) to train local Latino students to be leaders, not only in words, but in action. We have (2012-2021) trained some 250 participants from 5 different colleges in four Washington counties.

LLI graduation requires completion of a project to assist the community with real and tangible results. We will emphasize helping young latinos to graduate from high school, because too many Latino kids are dropping out of school, and that affects the future of entire families.

This program aims to teach our youth to be multiplying agents, i.e. not only worry about their own betterment, but also the personal and social development of the people who surround them. A true leader inspires others to be better.

We need your help to fund this project. We will keep all donors informed about the use of funds and the results of the projects. Any amount helps. If we all donated the amount of a ticket or non-essential item we bought in the last six months, we would have enough to fund this program. Support opportunities appear in several places on the site starting here.

As this leadership Institute is administered by Latino Education & Training Institute (LETI), every contribution is tax deductible.

Thank you for your generosity.

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LLI Reconfiguration for Coronavirus World
LLI has been reconfigured for online presentations and meetings during March 2020 going forward. Watch this space for updates and procedures. 2022 Kickoff. Contact the LLI team for information about how to organize online project-group meetings and also how to post information on the website.