The Chicana Latina Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes professional and leadership development of Latinas. As the fastest growing population in California, Latinas are the future. Young, multicultural and entrepreneurial, by 2030, Latinas will make up the largest share of California’s workforce.
Even though Latinas college graduation rates are increasing, far too many Latinas live in poverty and have the lowest median earnings. Keeping Latinas unprepared and things as they are is a reality we cannot afford.
At the Chicana Latina Foundation, we invest in helping Latinas find their own path to success and open a path for others. Because that’s what leadership is all about. We:
- Ease the financial burden. Our scholarships help Latina students finish their college education and our steadfast support allows our young people to overcome obstacles and thrive.
- Cultivate leadership. Our Leadership Institute and workshops build the skills and confidence of students to succeed in college, career and life.
- Lift up our Culture. We help our students build a strong cultural identity and pride in heritage that catalyzes their leadership and passion.
- Spark civic engagement. We encourage our young women to use their talents to create positive social change and become involved, engaged community members.
We are a powerful community of comadres. We don’t give up on anyone; and we always have one another’s backs.