August 9: Save the date!

August 9:   Save the Date!
CLI Grand Opening

Our third anniversary celebration is quickly arriving!  We are proud to accomplish so much in the prior year, and we want to celebrate these milestones with you.

This last year marked significant leadership growth in staff from our sister organizations, TURNO high school students, and community members who have participated in our leadership courses.

Did you know that in the three year history of TURNO, 100% of high school seniors have graduated and are continuing on to higher education?  TURNO students know they are university talent, and we are here to equip and enable them to reach their maximum potential.

At this year’s anniversary celebration, participants of our Leadership Transitions course and TURNO youth program will share their personal stories of how CAPACES transformed the way they envision their role in the community, and the effect it’s had on their lives.

Ron Mize, Director of The Center for Latina/Latino Studies and Engagement at OSU (CL@SE), will be our keynote speaker.  Ron is a strong ally of CAPACES, aiding in the development of the PISCA program evaluation project.  PISCA is an acronym for Project: Impacting Social and Community Advancement.  PISCA exists to strengthen the leadership programs we already have in place, and to identify and develop programs that will benefit our network and community in the future.  Ron, his staff at CL@SE, and the team at CAPACES are collaborating on this project which will shape the future of the Institute.

Next year we will be expanding the TURNO youth program, strengthening Leadership 2.0, and implementing PISCA findings, in addition to other course offerings.

CAPACES Ribbon Cutting

Our community impact is what it is because of you.
You can help maximize this impact in the coming year – The first $20,000 in donations will be matched by a grant!

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation to support CAPACES’ leadership programs, donate online today at:

Please address checks to CAPACES Leadership Institute and mail to the address above.
All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you for your continued involvement!
Laura Isiordia
Executive Director