Instituto de liderazgo Capaces abre sus puertas en Woodburn

October 23, 2012-Rocio Ruiz, El Centinela

Woodburn- El Instituto del Liderazgo “Capaces” tuvo su gran ceremonia de inauguracion el pasado 25 de agosto en Woodburn, en un evento que conto con la participacion masiva de la comunidad hispana. La celebracion fue la culminacion de cuatro anos de gran planificacion para hacer posible este gran momento. El Instituto fue incoporado como una organizacion sin fines lucro de Oregon en julio del 2011

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‘It’s about the future’: New CAPACES Leadership Institute building employs green technology

September 4, 2012- Doug Burkhardt, Woodburn Independent

WOODBURN — Innovation has come to Woodburn. On Aug. 25, the CAPACES Leadership Institute held a formal dedication for a very impressive building that employs highly advanced “green” technology and, more to the point, will provide a vital training ground for a new generation of leaders in the Hispanic community.

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Woodburn, strengthened by diversity, resilient in the face of troubles

September 15th, 2012- Kimberly A.C Wilson, The Oregonian

WOODBURN — What you won’t find in Woodburn: a homegrown diner or a movie theater.

What you will find: grocery stores that carry one brand of peanut butter but dozens of distinct varieties of dried peppers.

Among the towns of Oregon’s verdant mid-Willamette Valley, Silverton has its tulip fields, Mt. Angel its beer halls, and Aurora its antiques. Woodburn is known for its eponymous outlet mall beside Interstate 5.

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Latino Leadership Institute Opens In Woodburn

August 25th, 2012-April Baer, OPB News

Last night (Saturday) activists celebrated the opening of a new building designed to nurture the next generation of farmworker and immigrant activists.

Four years of fundraising and volunteer construction work have finally come to fruition for PCUN. The farmworker union and eight related organizations are launching the CAPACES Leadership Institute. It’s a development program for a community that historically lacked ways to develop young up-and-comers.

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Migrant workers built one of the most sustainable buildings in the U.S

August 30, 2012-Stephen Aiguier, The Daily Blog (

For two years, migrant farmworkers in Oregon have volunteered their time fundraising and building one of the world’s most innovative commercial office buildings, free of any bank debt and with little obligation to utilities. This first example of a Passive House office building to seek certification in the United States is the new home for the Capaces Leadership Institute (CLI). Not only is this an outstanding achievement, it’s a reminder to us all in the industry about what sustainability truly means.

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