Our next Cohort is currently full and begins in April 2022.
Application for 2023 will be available in next spring.
The Leadership-Equity-Advancement-Development (LEAD) Mentoring and Coaching Program has been established and is the first-ever mentoring and coaching program exclusively for alumni of United Way’s AALDP and LLDP.
LEAD is to build community, capacity, and leadership opportunities for Black and Latino leaders through coaching, mentoring, networking, and sponsorship.
Participants will be paired with an experienced community leader who has the capacity to give constructive advice on professional and personal career goals, the potential to network, and makes connections within community boards and throughout the region's workforce.
Congrats to the first graduating class of United Way's LEAD Mentoring and Coaching Program! This program supports Black and Brown individuals in our African American and Latino Leadership Development Programs. Thanks to Dr. Sheila Strong, United Way's Director of Leadership Development and Equity, and Dr. Tomicka Wagstaff and Stephanie Paredes from Beyond Boundaries Consulting, for leading this effort. Special thanks to the Greater Rochester Health Foundation for the grant to support this project and for extending the grant for another two years.
Shalym O. Náter
Director of Youth and Community Engagement
Ibero American Action League
St. Ann’s Community Home
Yalitza Rodriguez Torres
Pinewild Mental Health
Bilingual Primary Therapist
Dr. Sim Covington
Finger Lakes Community College (SUNY)
Chief Diversity Officer
Sr. Consultant, Professional Services
Associate Professor of Spanish, Art History Adjunct, Arts and Humanities Faculty Liaison & Spanish Club Advisor
Monroe Community College
Asset Development Specialist
Action for a Better Community, Inc.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Manager II of Evidenced Based Practiced Learning
Hillside Family of Agencies