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¡LEAD! Latina/o Empowerment at De Anza

The LEAD Community

Latina/o Empowerment at De Anza was created by 12 students who wanted a student leadership development program that focused on Latina/o culture and Latina/o communities.  Our first class was held in the summer of 2005.  We focused on creating a supportive pedagogy that would provide mentorship, opportunities for service, and link our students to issues they cared deeply about.

Group of LEAD students

Academics & Community and Civic Engagement

Today, LEAD offers classes in a variety of disciplines.  The common thread is that all LEAD classes are based on the theories of popular education first put forward by Paulo Freire.   Our students teach one another, they give at least 12 hours of service to the community, and they create a sense of familia in every class.  We also work closely with the Institute of Community and Civic Engagement to create community partners.

 

Institute of Community and Civic Engagement.

 

LEAD serves more than 1000 students every year in classes including: Basic Skills to Transfer Level English Writing, Women’s Studies, Intercultural Studies, and Sociology.

 

Every spring we offer our LEAD EWRT2 Leadership Development class that allows students to develop their own social justice projects and carry them through from idea to completion.

 

 

Accomplishments

In the past six years, LEAD students have also raised more than $5,000 to provide direct support to students who contribute to community service activities at De Anza and in their own communities.  This aid is given in the form of book and bus pass vouchers and stipends.

 

¡LEAD! students have traveled to San Francisco and Sacramento to meet with legislators and protest cuts to the education budget.  They have created films on the issues of homosexuality in Latina/o families, and what it means to be an AB540 student at De Anza.

 

Our students have received the most prestigious scholarships offered at De Anza and have been accepted for transfer to the very best schools in the nation.  Members of our first  LEAD class have recently been accepted to graduate school, law school, pharmacy school, and to work as interns for state and national legislators and non-profit agencies.  To date, LEAD students have earned more than $100,000 in scholarships.

 

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Donate to our Program!

  1. Visit the Foothill-De Anza Foundation Give Now page.

  2. Fill out the form, selecting De Anza College for the program and type LEAD in the blank field. 

We appreciate your support and look forward to building more partnerships with students, faculty, professional staff and community partners.

 

Past Events and Projects

  • From Global to Mobile 2012 Globalization Conference
  • The development of scholarship resource web sites and workshops
  • Monitoring DASB elections to insure voter turnout and fairness
  • Workshops on Gang, Drug Use and Teen Pregnancy prevention
  • A day long resource fair with interactive booths focused on the rights of undocumented students
  • Joining with allies to lobby legislator against the California cutbacks to the education budget
  • Mentoring high school students at Sacred Heart Academy
  • Building a community playground in conjunction with Cupertino Parks and Recreation
  • Organizing and sustaining Latina/o Heritage Events on campus
 

The Goal

¡LEAD! helps students find a connection to our college and their communities and understand how powerful they can be as agents for positive social change.

 

Program Cornerstones
  • Community Service
  • Social Justice
  • Developing a Sense of Familia

Get the Facts, Get Involved

Who, What, When, Where, Why, How

 

Four students in painted face

 

Get and Stay Connected

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¡LEAD! Facebook Group

 
¡LEAD! Classes Winter 2013
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Face painting from last year's Dia de los Muertos.

 

Amy Lombardi

ELIT25 - Introduction to Linguistics

1:30-3:45 p.m. T/Th

Service: TBD

Field Trip: TBD

 

Karen Chow

TBD

Service: TBD

Field Trip: TBD

 

Marc Coronado

EWRT1A Online

CRN:00774

Service: TBD

Field Trip: TBD

 

Marc Coronado

EWRT1B

1:30-3:45 M/W

CRN: 00792

Service: TBD

Field Trip: TBD

 

Marc Coronado

WMST1 – Introduction to Women’s Studies

9:30-11:20 M/W

CRN:30342

Service: TBD

Field Trip: TBD

 

Marc Coronado

WMST1 – Introduction to Women’s Studies

1:30-3:20 T/Th

CRN:32564

Service: TBD

Field Trip: TBD

 

Marc Coronado

ICS35 – Chicano Literature Online

CRN:01131

Service: TBD

Field Trip: TBD

 

Monika Thomas

ECON1 – Macroeconomics

TBD

Service: TBD

Field Trip: TBD

 

Contact Marc Coronado at coronadomarc@deanza.edu for pre-enrollment or more information

 

Join our ¡LEAD! Club

Every Thursday @ 12:30 p.m.

Location: Multi-Cultural Center (MCC)


 

Club Advisor: Marc Coronado

Learn more about the ¡LEAD! Club at De Anza Clubs.
 

Lead members with fan





¡LEAD!
Building: Multi-Cultural Center (MCC)
Contact: Marc Coronado
Phone: 408.864.8409
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Last Updated: 2/12/14