LSNA Staff Lucy Gomez-Felicano and Lissette Moreno-Kuri selected for Illinois Latino Nonprofit Leadership Academy.

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Illinois Latino Nonprofit Leadership Academy Announces its Year 6 Cohort

CHICAGO –August 24, 2014—Logan Square Neighborhood Association is pleased to announce that Lucy Gomez-Felicano and Lissette Moreno-Kuri have been selected to participate in the Illinois Latino Nonprofit Leadership Academy.

The Academy bolsters community-based organizations to advocate for equity while encouraging grassroots civic engagement. Recognizing that Latino leadership is more important than ever, the Academy kicks off Year 6 this August with 26 participants from 14 Illinois-based Latino-serving nonprofits.

This year’s emphasis gives emerging leaders the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills to better contribute to the development of their communities. As a part of an intensive nine-month program, Lucy and Lissette will take part in a series of leadership workshops, and receive on-site consulting, mentoring and coaching.

“We’re thrilled to usher in Year 6,” said Isabel Anadon, Latino Policy Forum Civic Engagement Manager. “Every class is different—they come from different perspectives, personalities and backgrounds and still go on to form very strong bonds and to see that happening is always very exciting.”

Year 6 participants will join a growing alumni network of 125 leaders throughout Illinois. Other participating organizations serve the City of Chicago, the northern and southern suburbs and the state of Illinois:

Applications for Year 7 of the Academy will be available next spring.

About the Latino Policy Forum: The Latino Policy Forum is the only organization in the Chicago area thatfacilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Forum conducts analysis to inform, influence and lead. Its goals are to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community, with an understanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future. For more information, visit