State Seeks Input from Latinos on Forming Education Strategy


Editors note: This article was originally published on the Latino Leadership Network blog:

The state Office of the Education Ombuds is designing its strategic plan for the next three years and wants feedback from the Latino community. LLN members and allies are invited to take the survey and to share the survey request (text provided below) with appropriate networks.

Saludos! Necesitamos su consejo. Aquí en la Oficina de Educación y Resolución de Quejas (o OEO por sus siglas en inglés), estamos diseñando nuestro plan estratégico. Tenemos que decidir cómo deberíamos usar nuestros recursos en los siguientes tres años para avanzar nuestra misión. Queremos sus ideas y opiniones para guiar nuestro trabajo. Por favor dénos una gran idea: ¿Cómo puede OEO utilizar mejor sus recursos para apoyar la equidad racial, la inclusión y los resultados positivos para los estudiantes de K-12?

Find out more about the Office of the Education Ombuds

Video de introducción a OEO en Español:
Nuestro Reporte anual 2018-2019:


Find Your Path to Leadership Goals with the Latino Leadership Network Feb 12

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Do you aspire to hold a position of leadership in your organization? Even wonder when you are going to get your big break? The Washington State Latino Leadership Network, LLN, presents Finding Your Pathway to Leadership. It’s an interactive workshop designed to inspire up-and-coming leaders, and draw up on the knowledge of one of the most seasoned executive directors.

The free event takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Department of Labor and Industries’ Auditorium, 7273 Linderson Way SW in Tumwater.

Through a facilitated conversation led by Human Resources Leadership Specialist Denise Miño, aspiring leaders will have the opportunity to hear tips on leading from where you are, insights on what to expect along the path to becoming a leader, as well as engage in discussions about others’ experiences on their journey to leadership.

Miño is a change leader in the field of leadership development with her philosophy of “leading with love.” She is a human resources leadership specialist, trainer, coach, and consultant who believes that a positive transformation in leadership allows employees to flourish at work. She is also an advisor to ‘A Human Workplace’, where she served as an intern for the Workplace Transformation efforts at Results Washington, Office of the Governor. Miño also helped establish LLN back in 2015.

LLN welcomes all state employees and guests. Events put on by LLN are considered employee development activities and can be attended on work time. Please RSVP on Eventbrite so we can successfully plan the event.

This event is highly interactive and is best enjoyed in person, and will not be broadcast live on social media or recorded.


State’s First Latinx Museum Opens

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Information from Gov. Jay Inslee’s Press updates, E-news edition 54, Oct. 25, 2019:

Gov. Jay Inslee honored the contributions of the Latinx community Thursday in Seattle when he spoke at the grand opening of the only Latinx history museum in the state.

The first-of-its-kind Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture chronicles the history and voice of the Latino/a and Chicano/a culture, starting in Washington with a post-World War II timeline.

“Today, we hear the often silenced voices of the past sound out in a place dedicated to who they are and what they contributed,” Inslee said. “As we hear these voices rise up in these hallowed halls, we know we will never be the same.”

He shared stories about farm workers in the Yakima Valley and the five judges he has appointed to the Superior Court, illustrating that the Latinx experience is not a single story and that each story is unique.

The governor recently signed bills that honor and celebrate contributions from labor and civil rights leaders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta.