Program Information

Saber es Poder will be offered during Spring term 2023!

This years Saber es Poder program is an immersive overnight experience in Woodburn, Oregon, where you will get the opportunity to meet several Latina women actively working in community based leadership. This experience will provide you the opportunity to develop yourself as a leader, develop meaningful connections, and be empowered by the stories and knowledge of local community leaders. Lodging and food will be provided, and there is no application fee. Spots are limited, so apply now! Final deadline is April 7th, 2023.

What is Saber es Poder?

Saber es Poder focuses on Latine leadership, activism, and self-exploration by giving students the opportunity to connect with Latine leaders, learn from their stories, and reflect on their own personal leadership skills. In the past, participants have had the opportunity to explore both historical and contemporary leadership and activism by connecting with leaders working to create change through art, music, education, policy & governance, community organizing, activism, and more!

Through Saber es Poder, we hope to affirm that leadership can be practiced in many different ways and that leadership is for everyone, including YOU! By participating in Saber es Poder, we hope you will recognize that you have what it takes to lead!

Saber es Poder is offered as a collaborative series by Diversity & Cultural Engagement – Centro Cultural César Chávez and Community Engagement & Leadership.

Participant Quotes: 

“Learning about generational healing was very illuminating for me, this gives more strength and pride with being Latina.”

“The experiences shared had similarities and differences to my own and made me think about how they used their skills and strengths to help their community as well as how I can also do that my own way.”


We have extended the application deadline!

Apply Now!

Lodging, travel, and food is provided!

Extended Application Deadline: April 12, 2023

Time Commitment:

Participants in the 2023 Saber es Poder program must be available and committed to the event from 7:30 am on Saturday, April 15th, through 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 16th. In order to participate in the Saber es Poder program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a currently enrolled OSU student at the Corvallis campus
  • Must be in good university standing (academic and student conduct)

Finally, participants are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with OSU’s policies as well as treat other students and community partners with respect.

The Schedule:

Saturday April 15th, 2023

  • Participants: Arrive at 7:00 am
  • Leave OSU: 7:30 am
  • Arrive in Woodburn: 9am
  • 9:30- 10:15 am : Welcome and Breakfast  
  •   *15 minute Break
  • 10:30 - 11am: Speed Friending
  • 11am- 12:30: Workshop 
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Lunch 
  • 1:30pm- 2:45pm: Guest speaker
  • *15 minute break
  • 3pm - 4pm: Community Dialogue
  • 4:00 pm-4:45: Affirmation activity
  • 4:45pm: Breath work and closing remarks
  • 5:30pm: Transition time
  • 6:00-7:30 pm: Dinner
  • 8:00 pm: Personal time at hotel

Sunday April 16th, 2023

  • 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 9:30 am: Check out of hotels/load vans
  • 10:30 am: Anahuac Farm
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm: Lunch
  • 1:30 pm: Depart Woodburn
  • 3:00 pm: Arrive in Corvallis 


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