- Access to health services
- Bias incidents*
- Census, 2020
- Post-secondary degree retention rates
- School drop-out rate among youth in K-12
- School-to-prison pipeline rate
- Teenage pregnancy rates
- Unfair employment practices
- Unlawful discrimination
The creation of a state-wide Board of Directors enabled LLEAD to engage Latinx leaders from other parts of the state to help identify issues in other communities with Latinx populations. State Board members also serve to gauge their community’s interest in developing their local LLEAD chapters
The organization, guided by Bylaws, established the creation of local Chapters (Holland, Saginaw, Lansing) including High School Chapters and College Chapters.
- Civil and human rights
- Health disparities
- Immigrant rights
- Civic engagement
The purpose for LLEAD is to advocate for Latinx resident and immigrant communities in the state of Michigan providing a safe, discrimination and bias-free environment in health, education, employment and housing. It is a non-partisan organization whose purpose includes informing and educating Michigan citizens and public servants alike of the rights and responsibilities of their neighbors and constituents.
*The purpose of LLEAD Chapters are to provide the vehicle whereby local communities can coordinate, design, develop and advocate for the creation of solutions to overcome their societal challenges in the areas of: civil and human rights, health disparities, education, employment, economic, housing, immigrant rights, and civic engagement in conjunction with support of the State Board of Directors of LLEAD.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
There are various ways to get involved with LLEAD. Ask about starting a chapter in your community, attend a Crisis Response Training, volunteer at chapter or state events or support the important work with your donation. If you are ready to join, become a LLEAD member here.
LLEAD LEADERSHIP 2017-2018
State Board of Directors:
Alberto Flores, Chair
Danny Soza III, Vice-Chair
Leroy Hernandez, Treasurer
- Elva Reyes, Secretary
LLEAD is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501© (3).
Donors can deduct contributions to LLEAD under IRC Section 170.