Latina Entrepreneur Academy

The Latina Entrepreneur Academy is a part of LULAC’s Women’s Empowerment (WE) Initiative designed to train, motivate, and inspire women, especially those of Hispanic descent, to build their own businesses or enhance their existing ones. Studies show that since 2013, 1 out of every 10 women-owned businesses are Latina. The Latino community has an entrepreneurial spirit that we see largely in local immigrant communities. Immigrant communities bring much of their culture through food, artisanal items such as clothing and art, and much more. Many individuals turn their passion and culture into businesses that provide many with comforts from home. Through this initiative, we hope to nurture this entrepreneurial spirit and provide support to driven Latinas who seek to launch and/or expand business endeavors.

The academy will provide a series of informational sessions on various topics that will better prepare women entering the world of entrepreneurship. Through this initiative, we hope to nurture this entrepreneurial spirit and provide support to driven Latinas who seek to launch and/or expand business endeavors.

Applications now open for our 2022 cycle! Click below to submit your application now!

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2021-2022 Phase 2 Awarded Sites

LULAC is proud to announce the following sites have been awarded a grant for the second cohort of the 2021-2022 cycle of the Latina Entreprenuer Academy. Please click below to learn more about the sites.

City, State Organization Center POC Website
Brookfield, IL LULAC Illinois Education Council 5238 Letty Velez LULAC Illinois Education Council 5238
Chicago, IL CALOR, Affiliate of AID Healthcare Foundation Alfredo Flores CALOR, Affiliate of AID Healthcare Foundation
Denver, Co Mi Casa Resource Center Frances Williams Mi Casa Resource Center
Houston, TX LULAC Council 60 Bonnie Lucero LULAC Council 60
Laredo, TX Laredo College Education Foundation Dr. Nora Garza Laredo College Foundation
Odessa, TX ALAS, Always Learn and Survive Theresa Servin ALAS, Always Learn and Survive
Orlando, FL Nuevo Sendero Diana Mejia Nuevo Sendero
Phoenix, AZ CPLC, Chicanos Por La Causa Laura Suarez CPLC, Chicanos Por La Causa
Puerto Rico LULAC Council 15164 Juanita Alvarez Nieves LULAC Council 15164
Vancouver, WA SWWA LULAC Council 47013 Ed Hamilton Rosales SWWA LULAC Council 47013
Warren, CT LULAC Council 712 Erika Echavarria SWWA LULAC Council 712

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