K A L P U L L I L E A D E R S H I P P R O G R A M
The Kalpulli Leadership Program mission is to educate, organize, and empower youth ages 13 to 18 years old. In the indigenous Nahuatl language “Kalpulli” literally means “large house”. Kalpulli’s are neighborhoods or groups organized to carry out a common purpose such cultural activities, the education, protection, or the care for community members.
In HOMEY’s Kalpulli we focus on developing its participants to critically analyze think and become leaders. We do this by conducting non-traditional workshops that focus on addressing and combating internalized oppression, discrimination, poverty, disenfranchisement and other social ills that can often take root in the Latino/a community. We engage participants in cultural and enrichment activities to foster community building, engagement and socialization. For almost two decades HOMEY has developed many successful leaders through Kalpulli.
P R O G R A M G O A L S
- To educate youth utilizing popular education methods about Latino/a cultural values and philosophy, social movements, and social justice issues in the community.
- To combat internalized oppression and disenfranchisement of our participants through cultural and enrichment activities
- To teach civic engagement and leadership skills to youth and young adults
- Teach critical thinking skills
- Provide educational support through mentorship and individual tutoring to participants to assist participants complete high school and enter college
P R O G R A M S T A T I S T I C S
HOMEY is proud of the work we do each year to serve participants from all parts of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Feel free to review the Kalpulli Leadership Program overview from the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families here.
(Click on the drop down menu and look for Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth).
H O W T O A P P L Y T O K A L P U L L I ?
- In the 2019-2020 school year, HOMEY has open enrollment for our Kalpulli Leadership Program. We are seeking committed young men and women (13-18 years old) interested in learning about culture, social justice, and making a change in the hood.
- Please email HOMEY at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or a HOMEY Referral Form. You can fill out the application online (or download as PDF), and email, fax, mail, or drop off to our address at: HOMEY - 2221 Mission Street, SF CA 94110
- You can also call us to get more information about our program and services at: (415) 861-1600 or email us at email@example.com
- We will call you to find out more about you and why you want to be a part of HOMEY.
- Keep in mind being accepted to HOMEY can be an important step toward becoming a change maker in your ‘hood.'