The Kalpulli Leadership Program mission is to educate, organize, and empower youth and young adults ages 13 to 24 years old. In the indigenous Nahuatl language “Calpulli” literally means “large house”. Calpulli’s are neighborhoods or groups organized to carry out a common purpose such cultural activities, education of children, protection, or the care for community members.

In HOMEY’s Kalpulli we focus on developing its participants to critically think and become leaders. We do this by conducting non-traditional workshops that focus on addressing and combating internalized oppression, discrimination, disenfranchisement and other social ills that have common roots in poverty and lack of education and resources in the Latino/a community. Additionally, we engage participants in cultural and enrichment activities to foster community building and socialization. For the past decade HOMEY has developed many successful leaders through this program.

Kalpulli Program Goals: •To educate youth and young adults; utilizing popular education methods, on Latino/a culture, social movements, and social justice issues in the community. •To combat internalized oppression and disenfranchisement of our participants through cultural and enrichment activities •To teach civic engagement and leadership skills to youth and young adults •Teach critical thinking skills •Provide educational support through mentorship and individual tutoring to participants

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