Reception to Celebrate 2017 Latino Leadership Collaborative of Kansas Leadership Program Graduates set for Saturday, October 14 at Washburn University
Saturday, October 14th | Noon Washburn University Bradbury Thompson Building
The graduation ceremony will celebrate 14 new graduates immediately following completion of the last 2017 leadership program session..
This year’s graduates are: Griselda Martinez, Sandra Muniz, Ismael Burmudez, Al Gallegos, Maria Ruiz, Liz Rodriguez, Marcus Gomez, Jennifer Kirmse, Angel Romero, Kleber Alves, Andrew Gutierrez, Stacie Torrez, Eddie Serrano and Tony Jaramillo.
2018 Programs sponsors include: US Bank, Topeka Police Department, City of Topeka – Water Department, US Alliance Corporation, Azura Credit Union and Security Benefit.
The Reception Sponsor is Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka
The Keynote speaker for the graduation reception is: Michael Padilla – As a proven community leader, Mr. Padilla retired as a Major from the Topeka Police Department after 34 years. In 2003 he joined the State of Kansas Department of Revenue as Chief of Enforcement Alcoholic Beverage Control and retired in 2014.
In its third year of the program, the Collaborative has graduated 41 students through a unique and rigorous leadership training opportunity.
The Latino Leadership Collaborative objective is to train and enhance the placement of Latinos on boards, organizations, committees, community projects and policy-making positions. The project aims to ensure that the Latino community is realizing its full potential by increasing leadership capacity of current leaders and developing new leaders. The impact of the program will be create healthy, vibrant and prosperous Topeka community.
Additional information about Latino Leadership Collaborative of Kansas is available by visiting llcofks.org.
Topeka LULAC Council #11071 http://topekalulaccouncil.org/
El Centro de Topeka http://www.elcentrooftopeka.org/
MANA de TOPEKA http://manadetopeka.org/