AIWA believes in a culturally, linguistically, economically inclusive society, yet immigrant women and youth often face barriers to active participation within the broader society.
That’s why we developed a leadership program that empowers immigrant women and youth to develop and take their leadership skills and knowledge to scale.
Community Transformational Organizing Strategies provides immigrant women and youth with the resources, tools and knowledge to be progressively and systematically more involved in AIWA and social justice work, and more civically engaged. This model helps us track our members’ leadership development progress, evaluate and improve our programs, and set goals for the organization. The model is based on a series of steps, each of which indicates a higher level of involvement for women or youth in our organization and a growth in their leadership skills. The seven stages of development are: