The Strength to Lead.
Our mission is to close the opportunity divide for Latinas and other Women of Color by empowering them with the skills, confidence, and network necessary to thrive personally and professionally.
We envision a future where every Latina and Women of Color will have access to the education, experiences, and guidance required to realize her true potential through leadership development and a pipeline of intergenerational Women of Color mentors.
We draw upon the values and strengths of Latino and People of Color's cultures to focus on the shared experiences of young women from diverse, underserved communities who may experience discrimination due to race, ethnicity, nationality, language, gender, and sexuality. We are inclusive of all.
The Chica Effect
We intentionally focus on nourishing our participants' personal growth as well as their physical and mental health. We foster an environment where young, urban Women of Color can understand their history and culture, and build the confidence necessary to pursue their personal and professional goals through the support of peer network and accomplished, caring adults.