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Dennis deLeon Sustainable Leadership Institute
Latinos in the Deep South
Latinos in the deep South logo Erik Valera
Program Director

Community Organizing & Leadership Development

The Latinos in the Deep South Community Organizing and Leadership Development initiative, aims to:

  • Increasing the capacity of local leadership to affect policy change
  • Increase resources for local advocacy and community building
  • Bringing the local voice to national platforms
  • Documentation and evaluation of local efforts and leadership development
Our projected impacts are:

1 Impact One: Increase the amount of advocacy and policy efforts on behalf of Hispanic populations in healthcare and criminalization in the seven states.

2 Impact Two: Increase the number of non-traditional partners in the local community to participate in HIV/AIDS advocacy efforts for Hispanic populations.

3 Impact three: Increase linkages from local Southern partners with organizations that have a national policy voice.

4 Impact Four: Increase the documentation capacity of local partners in the seven states, especially as it relates to project activities.

5 Impact Five: Focus attention on and combat efforts in the local areas to stigmatizing initiatives – such as anti-immigration movements or HIV criminalization – that will limit the Hispanic community’s access to health care.

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