About CLLI



The California Latino Leadership Institute (CLLI) was founded in 2014 as a statewide 501 (c ) (3) nonpartisan organization. The CLLI’s corner stone program is the Southeast Youth Workforce Development and Civic Engagement Program funded by the California Community Foundation. This program has built a new pathway for young adults ages 16-18 from Southeast Los Angeles to close their career opportunity gaps. Currently CLLI hosts 38 program graduates as part of the CLLI’s Southeast Fellow Alumni Association who range academically from College sophomores to High School juniors. 2019 summer program will be CLLI’s fourth year and the cohort will grow from 14 to 18 participants.

The Central Valley Women’s Summit’s one-day program is broken into three morning sessions and an awards luncheon. CLLI’s partnership with Californians for Energy Independence is presenting, “Careers in Energy Initiative” breakfast that will inspire high school and college women for a future careers in STEM with in the energy industry. CLLI is celebrating:

Second year in Fresno, Saturday, March 16, 2019, presented in partnership with Fresno Council President, Esmeralda Soria and

Fourth year in Bakersfield, May 18, 2019, presented in partnership with the offices of Assembly Member Rudy Salas and Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez.

The Mission of CLLI is to develop diverse and entrepreneurial public, corporate and community leaders to create a better future for California.

The Vision of CLLI is to educate, train and prepare leaders who can address challenges facing California, leading to empower the next generation.