LGBTQ Youth Leadership Academy
Project Budget: $30,000
Latino Equality Alliance
LGBTQ Youth Leadership Academy is a program of Latino Equality Alliance (LEA), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Partners, whose mission is to promote liberty, equality, and justice for the Latino/a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + community (LGBTQ).
The goal of the academy is to engage and empower LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 14-24 to learn about the civic and governmental process of the Southeast Los Angeles communities through which they may change public policies.
As a result of the civic engagement and youth empowerment program, “a pipeline from neighborhoods to city hall” will be created to increase the involvement in city hall and lead to fostering a healthy environment for the LGBTQ community. The elements of this program include leadership skills building, public policies making, public health education, a community assessment, and a fellowship with local community-based organizations and agencies.
The program will serve the communities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Maywood, Huntington Park, Downey, Lynwood, South Gate, and Walnut Park area. Latino Equality Alliance is in collaboration with Southeast Los Angeles community-based organizations to host meetings, program activities, and fellow.