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Announcing Instituto de Promotora

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The East Los Angeles Women’s Center is proud to announce the expansion of our pioneering Promotora programs to provide technical training and assistance to collaborative partners in four communities throughout California.

The project, Instituto de Promotora, funded with a grant from the Blue Shield Foundation, will advance knowledge in the field of domestic violence by presenting methodologies to implement the empowerment-based Promotora model to better serve Latina women and girls in low-income, underserved communities.

ELAWC will serve as lead agency for the collaborative.The Promotora model, a proven, culturally competent approach, empowers and build relationships with women and girls isolated by culture and impacted by violence. Promotoras are trained and certified paraprofessionals who serve as trusted resources for women in their communities, helping families navigate healthcare and social service systems, teaching prevention for sexually transmitted disease, sexual and domestic violence, and building awareness for basic human rights

The Instituto de Promotora will focus on delivering training and technical assistance to increase the capacity of organizations to effectively assess institutional readiness and implement a Promotora program. In addition to on-site training, ELAWC will develop and deliver a comprehensive toolkit and online access to research, articles, calendars, recorded webinars, and training materials.

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Graduation Season at ELAWC

Youth Leadership Development Program

Youth Leadership DevelopmentSeven young leaders will join the previous class to serve the community and educate and influence peers, with an emphasis on changing attitudes and actions about violence against women and girl.  During this 16 hour training program, participants are encouraged to think critically about social justice while also strengthening reading and writing skills Learn more.

Sexual Assault Advocate Training

Sexual Assault AdvocatesSeven new graduates completed the 54-hour Sexual Assault Advocate training and will join our volunteer community.  Graduates commit to volunteering a minimum of 288 hours on our 24-hour bilingual hotline. 

Congratulations to all our graduates. 


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