In 2013, LACCC launched the Latino Leadership Development Institute (LLDI) to provide in-depth, ongoing educational programs to the professionals, entrepreneurs and youth in our community. In its inception, the main focus was to support the business community. Once the first Business Builder Accelerator Program was completed, the program alumni saw the need to also focus on not only their professional development, but also their personal development to promote their growth as business owners. At the same time, the corporations voiced their need to offer a leadership program to their emerging Latino leaders. This resulted in the development of the L.E.A.Ding-Up Program curriculum and later on of the Train-The-Trainer program.
Some Latino entrepreneurs plan on involving their children in their family business and it is their family legacy. Our youth programs offer an opportunity for the students to explore their entrepreneurial mindset and prepares them to identify their passion and goals.