Three students

¡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 develo p.m.ent progr a.m. 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 f a.m.ilia 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 Develo p.m.ent 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 Sacr a.m.ento 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 progr a.m. 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 develo p.m.ent 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.

 

Progr a.m. 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 2015
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Face painting from last year's Dia de los Muertos.

 

EWRT 1A:
COMPOSITION AND READING

MW 7:30-9:45 a.m. Lombardi

MW 11:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Caparas

MW 12:30-2:40 p.m. Chow

MW 1:30-3:45 p.m. Lombardi

 

EWRT 1B:
READING, WRITING & RESEARCH

MW 1:30-3:20 p.m.  Coronado        (ONLINE/HYBRID)

TTH 1:30-3:20 p.m. Coronado           (ONLINE/HYBRID)

 

EWRT 211:
PREPARATORY READING & WRITING SKILLS

TTH   4:00-6:15 p.m. Caparas

TTH  1:30-3:45 p.m. Caparas

 

READ 200:
READING FUNDAMENTALS

TTH 7:30-9:45 a.m. Acevedo Avila

 

ECON 1: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

MTWTH 12:30 -1:20 p.m. Thomas

 

ECON 2: PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

MTWTH 9:30-10:20 a.m.  Thomas

 

ICS8/WMST8: WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE USA                  

(ONLINE) TBA                                  Coronado/or Alvarez 

 

ICS 30: INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO STUDIES

MW 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Coronado  

 

ICS 31:
CHICANO CULTURE

11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.  TTH  Alvarez 

 

ICS 35:
CHICANO LITERATURE
    
               

(ONLINE) TBA  Coronado            

 

WMST 1: INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN’S STUDIES

TTH 9:30 -11:20 a.m.  Coronado


 

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: 11/25/14