The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Líderes Initiative is a national program created to increase opportunities for Latino Youth that will maximize their influence as leaders in the United States. Through a national network of high school and college students, as well as young professionals, Líderes identifies, supports and develops new leadership in the Latino community.
NCLR Líderes supports hundreds of local and community-based programs, as well as campus-based student organizations, that build the skills of Latino youth and increase their leadership capacity. Moreover, the 7,000 member Líderes Network operates at a national level to link student groups and youth programs in 39 states. Currently, our network serves more than 600 groups by providing them with a wealth of information, resources, and networking opportunities.