Filling the gap on Austin’s Latino Leadership: Leadership Austin Hispanic Recruiting Reception

19 05 2010

Yes, there is a Latino Leadership gap in this town. While we do have some leaders advocating for the Latino community, I don’t think we have enough. So what am I doing about it? I’m hoping to fill the gap by supporting Leadership Austin and getting more Latinos to apply for the 2011 Essentials class. I’m in the 2010 Essentials class – “mas chingon class ever!” I learned a lot about myself, the issues in the community and how many people want to do good in this town – it was 55 in this year’s class.

So will you step up? Will you lead? Come learn more about the Essentials class at the Hispanic Recruiting Reception on Thursday, May 20. We’ll have food, drinks & opportunities to connect with other Latino Leaders; and hear from Leadership Austin alums (yeah, like me!). Seriously, we have to step up and lead; not only for Latinos but for the whole community.

Si Se Puede,

Mando

Leadership Austin

Essential Class Hispanic Recruiting Reception
Learn, Develop, Innovate, Collaborate, Lead!

Leadership Austin and the Iris Leadership Fund invite you to a reception and information session for the 2011 Leadership Austin Essential Class.  Learn more about the program, speak to past participants and Leadership Austin Board members, and get guidance on the application process.

The Leadership Austin Essential Class is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a unique, comprehensive leadership development experience during which you will learn a great deal about yourself, your community, and 54 other individuals who represent the diversity of our region.  Download the application today and ignite your passion for community leadership!

2011 Essential Class Hispanic Recruiting Reception
Thursday, May 20, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Mueller Central Information Center (4550 Mueller Blvd)
*Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres

Click here to RSVP

This event is being presented by the Iris Leadership Fund Fund – which seeks to promote Leadership Austin to the Hispanic community and provides tuition assistance for Hispanic participants of the Essential Class.  Suggested donation: $10.00.

Special thank you to our reception host:






FuturoFund – Cultivating Philanthropy & Leadership in the Hispanic Community

11 03 2009

The blog title says it all! When I met with John-Michael Cortez, co-founder of FuturoFund I was intrigued & then inspired! John-Michael & I share the same vision for all Hispanics – to cultivate leadership within the Hispanic community.  We do believe there are Hispanic leaders in the greater Austin area but I believe there is a leadership gap & we need more.  I believe the FuturoFund is a great vehicle for developing community & philanthropic leaders in Austin.  I’m on board with their vision and I want more Hispanics and non-Hispanics to engage with them & support them in their efforts.  Their hosting a reception on Thursday.  I’ll be there & hope you will too!RBB Latino Professionals

Futuro Fund Austin Reception

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2009

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: Antonio’s Tex Mex

Street: 7522 North IH35

RSVP Here or send an email to: futurofundaustin@gmail.com

About Futuro Fund

FuturoFund Austin is a collective effort to engage our community through philanthropy and leadership. FuturoFund members make equal contributions to a charitable fund held by the Austin Community Foundation. Members are engaged in a grant making process through which 100% of member contributions are granted to deserving organizations making an impact in the Hispanic community.

To give, click here.

Read about the FuturoFund in the Austin American-Statesman: With eye to the future, Austin Latinos supporting philanthropy by Juan Castillo.

Photo Credits: (L2R) John-Michael Cortez, Priscilla Guajardo Cortez,

Lonnie Limón, & Perla Cavazos. Photo by Ricardo B. Brazziell:

Austin American-Statesman








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