Survivor Driven Leadership Development

The Promotora* Project of Enlace Comunitario builds leadership among Latino immigrant women who have experienced domestic violence so they become their own advocates and leaders in the violence prevention movement.

Activities of the Promotora Project include annual intensive 6-week leadership training for 10-12 adult women who, most of them, have previously received intervention services at our organization. After the training, the Promotoras engage in the development and implementation of grassroots outreach and violence prevention. That includes providing presentations in Spanish to different groups reaching members of the Latino immigrant community in central New Mexico. The presentations include themes such as self esteem, dynamics of domestic violence and the impact of violence on children, effective communication and conflict resolution.

“The Enlace promotoras are an inspiration for so many people experiencing domestic violence, as well as those working to prevent it. They have the strength of character and personal experience that makes them better advocates for other battered immigrant women and children.” — Claudia Medina, Executive Director of Enlace Comunitario.


For additional information or to schedule a presentation at your organization, church or school, please call Virginia at 505-246-8972, ext 37 or send an e-mail to

*Promotoras is a term used frequently in Latin America for para-professionals who are trained to educate community members, generally in health related areas.