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Reconoce Tu Máximo Potencial con esta Serie de Seminarios
Entrenamiento Empresarial y de Liderazgo 10 de octubre hasta 17 de diciembre.
  • Complete un plan de negocio;
  • Participe en una competencia "Shark Tank" para ganar un mini-préstamo.
  • 12 cosas esenciales para empezar un negocio
  • Completar un plan de negocio
  • Competencia "Shark Tank" para ganar un mini prestamo
  • Mentores para continuar aprendiendo
  • Ambiente de aprendizaje conversacional
Cualquier individuo que aspira empezar o hacer crecer su negocio y desarollar sus habilidades de liderazgo independientemente de su experencia.
Las clases se darán en el centro de instrucción de LETI Latino Educational Training Institute 6605 202nd St. S.W. Suite 300 Lynnwood, WA.
Un curso de 10 semanas que comienza el 10 de octubre y termina el 17 de diciembre. Todos los lunes de 6 á 9 p.m.
$250 (Becas disponibles)
Contactar á Rosario Reyes al 425-775-2688 |

Testimonio de Estudiante Anterior

"La clase ELT fue una experiencia que cambio mi vida. Me dió la confianza y la habilidad para construir un plan de negocio y comenzar mi propio negocio de cerrajero. Los mentores... es un recurso increible que me dió una persona para hacer preguntas, darme consejos personalizados y guiarme en mi esfuerzo de empr esar io. Yo r ecomiendo esta clase a quien sea que quier e desarollar su propio negocio sin importar su experiencia". -Jeff G.

SOBRE LOS ORGANIZADORES: Marketplace Connections ( exsiste para establecer una coneción con profesionales cerca de su cuidad y también alrededor del mundo. Nosotros ayudamos establecer una buena compañia, una buena conversacion, y una interaccion inspiradora. Nos conectamos para el desarollo de negocios, pero también nos conectamos para desarollo personal y espiritual.


LLI Kickoff 2018-2019
When: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, at Skagit Valley College

Format: Family invited – Welcome, continental breakfast and networking lunch provided. Acknowledge dignitaries, LLI overview, student self-introductions, panel of elected officials, speakers. This session:

  • Provides access to a network of Latinx mentors and peers;
  • Helps to articulate a vision for mentoring in the Latinx community and beyond.
The Kickoff will consist of general information about the event. Including, a panel discussion and project planning for students. Time Date Place (TBD)

See the Calendar for more information.

Download the Project Schedule

Entrenamiento del OSHA: reduzca accidentes, evite multas y ahorre dinero
10 horas de entrenamiento en sólo dos días! Sábado 27 de Octubre y Domingo 28 de Octubre, de 8:15 am a 3:00 pm
Oct. 27-28, 2018 8:15 am a 3:00 pm.
  • Aprenda a reconocer y prevenir los peligros en su lugar de trabajo.
  • Infórmese sobre sus derechos como trabajador y las responsabilidades de su empleador.
  • Una multa de OSHA por no haber usado este sistema le puede costar hasta $7,000 por violación.
Latino Educational Training Institute y Las Americas Business Center ofrecen entrenamientos bilingües para obtener su certificación de OSHA-10 gratis! El próximo entrenamiento será el sábado, 27 de octubre y domingo, 28 de octubre. Para más información, llame al (425) 775-2688. Protéjase y proteja a sus trabajadores!

Register today for this great small business accident avoidance program. Learn to reduce accidents, avoid fines and save money. (Taught in Spanish.)

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LETI Team Presents LLI Concept to National Audience
LETI founder Rosario Reyes and director Mel Cossette will present a brief program in Washington, DC, October 25-27 to introduce the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI) to a national audience.

UPDATE 10/30: An audience of students and administrators from several states attended. A link to the presentation appears below. Follow additional links above to Programs and Leadership for more information.

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Plan Now for LETI's 20th Anniversary Celebration
We've been working with local hispanic families for 20 years. To coin a phrase, time flies when you're making an impact! Watch this space for details on how you can help us celebrate and participate meaningfully in our next 20 years of service.
Serie 3 'Bienestar' 5 de Septiembre - 19 de Diciembre
The popular 'Bienestar Total de la Mujer Latina' series resumes with season 3 on September 5. Topics focus on the needs of the modern latinx family in the Northwest. Participants my register at the first session or by calling the number on the attached flyer.

La serie popular Bienestar Total de la Mujer Latna comienza de nuevo el 5 de septiembre en la sala de clase de LETI. Temas de interés son enfocados en la familia moderna latinx del noroeste. Se puede registrarse durante de la primera sesión o por llamar por teléfono según el flyer siguiente.

LETI se realiza cada miércoles en 6605 SW 202nd St, Lynnwood, WA.
ESD Formalizes Support for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in Washington
OLYMPIA – Just days before National Labor Rights Week, leaders from the Employment Security Department (ESD) and the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle signed an agreement today formalizing their partnership to help Mexican nationals understand their rights to employment and unemployment services in Washington.

Washington state is home to nearly a million Hispanics of various nationalities. The Consulate of Mexico in Seattle provides services to approximately 850,000 Mexican and Mexican-American people that live in the States of Washington, Idaho and Alaska. ESD provides unemployment insurance benefits to about 6,000 claimants each year who select Spanish as their language preference.

ESD also is a partner in the statewide WorkSource system, which delivers employment services to thousands of Hispanic customers throughout the state. Washington is in the top five states nationally in the number of migrant seasonal farmworkers of all nationalities served—with nine offices where 10 percent or more of the annual participants in employment services are migrant seasonal farmworkers (MSFW).

ESD’s MSFW and Spanish outreach staff work across the state to help workers access employment services and assist them in acquiring new job skills and unemployment benefits, including participating in the Consulate on Wheels events throughout the year.

Federal law requires that ESD maintain a complaint system for both migrant and non-migrant workers. The new agreement of cooperation directs the consulate to refer all labor-related concerns to ESD’s formal complaint process for review, resolution or referral to the appropriate agency.

“We’re excited to partner with the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle to ensure more Mexicans and Mexican-Americans are aware of and benefiting from Washington’s workforce programs,” said Employment Security Commissioner Suzi LeVine. “Our organizations will be strengthened by working together.”

“In the framework of the Labor Rights Week, the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle is glad to join forces with ESD through an agreement of cooperation that has the goal of improving the working conditions of Mexican and Mexican-American workers in Washington state,” said Dr. Roberto Dondisch, Consul of Mexico in Seattle.

An implementation team comprised of representatives from both organizations will be established to develop an action plan and to identify roles and responsibilities for working together. Once implemented, the team will meet twice yearly to evaluate the effectiveness of the partnership and develop ideas for improvement.

The organizations also will coordinate outreach activities at conferences, community meetings and other events.
Serie 'Bienestar' Comienza 9 de Septiembre

Una temporada nueva de nuestra serie popular Bienestar de la Mujer Latina comienza el 9 de septiembre y continua hasta el 19 de diciembre. Cada miércoles a las 10 de la mañana se presentan varios temas como derechos legales, cuentas bancarias, salud, asuntos familiares, control del estrés, etc., con huespedes expertas en cada tema. Cuidado de niños es disponible. Toda información se presenta bilingüe con traducciön como se requiere. Asiste todas las semanas y recibe gratis una canasta de Navidad. Haz clic aquí para descargar más información imprimible.

A new term of LETI's popular Bienestar" (Well-being) for the Latina Woman series will begin Sept 9th and continue every Wednesday through Dec 19th, 10 am - 12 pm. Different weekly topics and guest speakers. Topics include legal rights, banking, family finance, starting a business, child care options, stress managment and more. Presented bilingually with translation as required. Child care available. Attend all 16 weeks and receive a free Christmas dinner basket. Click here to download the printable syllabus.

Funded in part by Hazel Miller Foundation.

Latino Expo 2018 Sets New Participation Standard
The 18th Latino Expo was held August 4 at Edmonds Community College. It set new records for vendor and informational booths, and attendance surpassed all previous years.

Karat Mercedes Garcia of radio El Rey 1360 AM, opened the program along with Miss Washington Latina Edith Gonzales, and Miss Washington Teen Latina Janice Jimenez.

One lucky participant won a drawing for a 50-inch, flat-screen TV receiver in the "Early Bird Raffle."

LETI Founder and CEO Rosario Reyes introduced dignitaries including Dr. Amit Singh, President of Edmonds Community College, Shannon Sessions, Lynnwood City Council Member, and Vanesa Gutierrez, Community Relations Manager for Snohomish County.

A series of four workshops on occupational safety and health, sponsored by the Washington Dept. of Labor and Industries, began at 12:30 pm and continued through the afternoon.

Musical and cultural presentations were offered by Mexican folkloric group Guelaguetza, Mariachi International Mi Tierra,and David Lara with regional Mexican music.

A Children’s Regional Dress Contest was noteworthy by the difficulty of selecting a winner by audience acclamation, as all were happily and loudly received. A youth talent show drew a dozen young singers and musicians.

Former Edmonds Community College President Dr. Jean Hernandez presented a workshop on "Running Start" program, which prepares high school students who typically are the first generation of their family to seek a college education.

Various raffles continued through the afternoon, culminating in the award of a group of bicycles to a luck family.

67 vendors and approximately 800 friends of LETI attended the event. We tip our hats to Radio 1360 and Univisión for excellent coverage and publicity before and during the event.

Image shows dancers on stage and a set of bikes that were raffled at the end or the Expo to a family with very broad smiles as they rode off.
Download 2018 Expo Schedule
Click the following link for a fill-size view; then download as with any file. Haz clic en el siguiente enlace para mostrar el horario en tamaño original; entonces descargue como cualquier archivo.

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UW Bothell Supports LETI with Student Interns
LETI has been a community partner of University of Washington Bothell for over two years, and additional links are forming constantly. This summer the community-based learning and research (CBLR) is providing numerous student interns to help LETI with its annual Latino Expo, to be held August 4 in Edmonds. The Expo features community service and commercial activities that focus on the South Snohomish County area.

Read more at UWB Site

New Bienestar Series Begins 11 July • Serie Nueva de Bienestar Comenza 11 Julio
Queridos Amigos de LETI, Les invitamos a una nueva serie de talleres de Bienestar que comenzaran este miércoles, 11 de julio a las 10:00 am. Este miércoles estaremos tratando los temas de “Salud Cardiovascular de la Mujer” y “Seguridad del Hogar” presentados por enfermeras de la Universidad de Washington. Nuestros seminarios se terminaran con una hora de ejercicio de Zumba presentado por nuestra amiga Sandra Cerrera. Tendremos cuidado de niños gratis. ¡Le esperamos!

Dear friends of LETI We invite you to a new series of wellness workshops starting this Wednesday, July 11 at 10:00 am. This Wednesday we will be dealing with the themes of " Women's cardiovascular health" and " home security" presented by nurses at the University of Washington. Our seminars will end with an hour of Zumba exercise presented by our friend Sandra Cerrera. We'll take care of kids free, too. We're waiting! (Class conducted in Spanish.)
Latino Expo 2018 Activities Scheduled
Here is a partial list of our kid-friendly activities scheduled for Latino Expo 2018. Aquí tiene una lista de actividades «niño-amables» de Latino Expo 2018.


  • Arts & Crafts / Artes y Artesanias
  • Free Health Check-Ups / Chequeos Médicos Gratuitos
  • South Snohomish County & Health
  • 60-minute worker Safety Training for Construction, Landscape, Warehouse, and Manufacturing
  • 60 minutos de clases y entrenamiento para seguridad del trabajador en: Construcción, Jardinerïa, Almacén y Fabricación
  • Local Vendors / Presentacion de Negocios Locales
  • Raffles and Talent Show / Rifas y Concurso de Talento
  • Live Entertainment / Entretenamiento en Vivo
  • Latin American Cuisine / Comida Latinoamericana
  • Children's Regional Dress Contest / Concurso de Trajes Regionales de Niños
  • Childcare and Entertainment Area / Zona de Cuidado y Entretenimiento de Niños
Beginning at noon. Comenzando al medio día.
Students Engage with Latino Community
"Three University of Washington Bothell courses with a total of 50 students are engaged in community-based learning and research (CBLR) projects this summer with the Latino Educational Training Institute (LETI), a Lynnwood nonprofit that serves the Latino community in south Snohomish County".

Enjoy the full article, written by Douglas Esser, by following the link below.

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