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Board President


Lucero Castro-Frederick, originally from Mexico City, is our Board President.  She has a Master's degree in social work and her passion is working in a therapeutic capacity with Latino immigrants.  She was voted Woman of the Year for the city of Fort Collins in 2000 and has served her community in the Strengthening Latino Families Program, the Hispanic Latino Leadership Institute, and the Latino Action Task Force for the local school district. She has taught Latin dance for many years and continues to do so at a local safe-house. She has been a Buddhist practitioner for 20 years. She is an artist and she loves to read. Her son, Omar, is 12 years old.

Board Secretary


Guillermo Medina is a native of Venezuela with two grown sons: Cameron and Alex.  He is a school principal at Columbine Elementary School in Boulder, Colorado. He has been an educator for many years, teaching second grade as well as working in special education with children and adults with disabilities. He served on the Latino Achievement Taskforce for the local school district and, in 2005, Guillermo was given the Excellence in Education Award as the Outstanding Migrant Educator of the year by the district.  Guillermo has worked predominantly with students at risk and students for whom English is a second language.

Board Treasurer


A native of the Northeast Colorado plains, he is in his 22nd year with the Wells Fargo Company holding positions of Banker, Service Manager, and currently Business Training Consultant. He is a certified facilitator of Wells Fargo's "Working Together to Create an Inclusive Environment" curriculum established to foster a positive and diverse business environment. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with a minor in Economics from Colorado State University and spent 8 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves. Steven owns a home in Severance and his interests include hiking, biking, camping and day-trips in the Rocky Mountains; entertaining; reading fiction; and travel.


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(unless otherwise noted workshops will be held at our study center in Charlottesville, VA)



Introduction and Certification Series for Educators: 


Combined with "Allsession below--new dates:


Session 1: Introductory Frameworks ~ July 6/7

Session 2: Exploring Socio-Cultural Differences ~ July 20/21

Session 3: Application and Synthesis ~ August 10/11



Introduction and Certification Series for All Fields (limited to15):


Session 1: Introductory Frameworks ~ July 6/7

Session 2: Exploring Socio-Cultural Differences ~ July 20/21

Session 3: Application and Synthesis ~ August 10/11




  • All sessions are $200 each--a sliding scale is available--please contact us.  

  • To become certified also requires completing the PDS (Power of Difference Survey) and two one-on-one consultations (before the first or second session and after the final session).  The PDS is $150 for each administration/consultation ($300 in total).  

  • Total cost for certification: $900.

  • All sessions are Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 3 graduate credits are available for educators upon completion of all three sessions.

  • Check with your organization about ceu/pdh points.

  • Credits are an additional $55 each ($165 for all three) made payable to Adams State University.

  • Food and Lodging is not included.  Snacks provided.

"I have reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the is not the White  Citizens Council or the Klu Klux Klan, but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than justice."                                  

                                                  ~Martin Luther King Jr.