Preparing Latinas and Latinos for leadership roles in the central mountain region


The Líderes Institute, a program of Voces Unidas de las Montañas and Voces Unidas Action Fund, offers intensive, cohort-based training courses to prepare and place Latina and Latino leaders in decision-making tables across the valleys.

Courses sponsored by Voces Unidas de las Montañas are free of charge. Courses sponsored by Voces Unidas Action Fund are free of charge to members, unless otherwise noted.

Course themes may include:

  • Running for public office

  • Serving on non-profit boards

  • Serving on appointed boards and commissions

  • Other 

Given the time commitment requirement, all participants must commit to the entire schedule of the course before being accepted to the program. 

See below for upcoming courses in 2021. 

If you have questions about our upcoming course or to partner with Voces Unidas, send email to



September 2021 -- Serving on Nonprofit Boards 

This inaugural four-day course will provide Latina and Latino leaders with the knowledge, confidence, tools, and skills to serve successfully on a local nonprofit board of directors. Participants meet every Saturday, starting Sept. 11.

Voces Unidas will also help match graduates of the course with organizations who are recruiting new board members. 

Start date: Sept. 11

End date: Oct. 2

Number of spots: Up to 10 leaders will be selected 

Requirements: Leaders do not need to have any prior experience. Participants MUST be able to attend every session. 

Language: Program facilitated in English and Spanish 

Services: Childcare is provided 

Cost: Free


Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 10 am to 4 pm (Glenwood)

  • Overview of Nonprofits

Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 10 am to 4 pm (Glenwood)

  • Leadership and Board Basics

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 2 hour individual coaching session (virtual or in person)

  • Leadership Development Plan


Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 10 am to 6:30 pm (Glenwood)

  • Equity, Leadership Plan and Networking Event


Alvina Vasquez

Elizabet Garcia