I had the privilege to be part of a program that not only changed my leadership style and who I am as a leader, but provided me with the tools and the community that I never thought I needed.

by Juan P. Novello

This program has reignited a passion in me to examine the circles that I’m in and how I can help create spaces that are more inclusive, welcoming and equitable.

by Katharine Campos

The Latin X Leadership program reminded me that not only do I belong at the table where key decisions are made, but that my voice and perspective is needed to ensure people and Latino people of color are adequately represented in our government by serving on boards and commissions.

by Elizabeth Esquivel

This program just continuously reminds me that regardless of where I come from, I deserve a seat at the table.

by Jovanny Perez

The thing I really learned about was really myself. I learned that servant leadership is exactly the leadership style that I embody and it’s something that I can be proud of. I learned that there is no such thing as a “right way” to be Latinx. I learned that so many of us have come this far never feeling that we were enough or that we belonged, that our ideas or our views or our experiences are in fact shared across so many different spaces.

by Sara Bernal

Latin X Leadership is something that has been a long time coming, but I’m so honored to be part of what is here now today and to provide Latinx leaders in our community the tools and network they need.

by Armando Salud

I am comfortable teaching the students, I feel comfortable within my classroom space, but working with my peer adults I feel is one of my greatest challenges. I feel that YDN has given me a lot of tools in order to be able to overcome those challenges and work in a more cohesive group.


Neat program, good underlying research, fun activities – great job!

by Origin Materials

Thanks to Trao, Tico and others who in one way or another has helped me to better understand who “I am”. Now I have a better way of seeing people, situations, my strengths and struggles.

by Sandra Jonah, Student, Montgomery Adult School

Soaring with your strengths! Thank you for providing me an insight into my strengths. I seldom look at my values. Now I know those traits will only get better is exercised.

by Lili Flores, Educational Research Specialist, Chula Vista Adult School/SUHSD

I think starting these conversations is refreshing to the organization & further shows what a great company we are but also a reminder to continue to active pursue being a cohesive team.

by Origin Materials Intro to Strengths Participant

[Strengths-Based Leadership] was a great reminder of what we can provide our clients with despite hard times we are going through (hope, compassion, trust, stability and etc).

by Yolo County Participant

Incorporating Strengths Into Your Work Culture

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