Latino Leadership Alliance is the Bay Area's Premier Latino Leadership Development Organization

In 2009 the Latino Leadership Alliance founders created a groundbreaking partnership and collaboration with Stanford University designed to seek out, train and mentor emerging leaders in the Silicon Valley.  The need and the goal were simple:

To identify and provide training and support to emerging leaders across the business, government, education and non-profit sectors to take leadership roles in all sectors and in issues affecting the Silicon Valley’s expansive and diverse Latino community. 

Latino Leadership Academy

To achieve that, LLA developed a 6-month leadership training academy that exposes participants to principles of leadership and governance, coalition building and other leadership skills, and that examines issues affecting the Latino community in the Silicon Valley.  To support and enhance the Leadership Academy, LLA and Stanford University developed the Stanford Leadership Summer Program, which is a unique and strategic collaboration between LLA and Stanford University’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

Each year, the Leadership Academy culminates in a 3-day residency leadership training program on-campus at Stanford University featuring advanced leadership and education workshops prepared and presented by distinguished faculty from Stanford University.  Program participants are housed on-campus at Stanford University for the 3-day event, which provides a unique environment for learning and collaboration between and among Academy fellows and Stanford’s world-class faculty.

The LLA Leadership Academy and the Stanford Leadership Summer Program provide participants with the tools to become a valuable community asset and assume positions of responsible leadership in the Latino community and the Silicon Valley.

Since its inception, more than 100 local leaders have graduated from the Leadership Academy.  Academy graduates have been elected to key local offices including the San Jose City Council, planning commissions, and school boards, and are in key leadership positions throughout our community, including non-profits and leaders in education and local business.

In August 2015 LLA and Stanford University held its first leadership summit, a full-day retreat and summit led by Stanford faculty on the issues of immigration, integration and identity, and the Latino Vote including voter identity, status, and turnout.

The Latino Leadership Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in good standing.