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Mission, Vision & Motivation


Mission, Vision & Motivation

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The mission of Leadership Mission International

We develop a new generation of ethical women leaders by providing exceptional academics, leadership and community development experiences.

Our long-term vision

We envision that the graduates of The Leadership Center will become ethical leaders influencing positive change throughout Honduras.


Leadership Mission International is looking for sponsors to fulfill all sponsorship needs of our newest cohort of students who began studies in April. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please click here. To learn more about our students, please click here.


We work in Honduras through The Leadership Center where we provide educational and leadership development programs to young women.


We are a faith-based, U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and public charity. We, in part, see our mission at The Leadership Center as reflecting God’s love to those who we seek to serve. We practice and promote core leadership values throughout all levels of the organization. These values include love, kindness, respect, courage, patience, forgiveness, and many others. We gratefully welcome all volunteers, teachers and others who share our heart for serving those in nee


In addition to educational development, we believe that spiritual development is an important component of each student's overall development as a leader. While all faith-based activities on campus are optional, the campus leadership promotes and encourages these activities among students, staff, and visitors.


In 2011, Glen Evans launched The Leadership Center to provide ethical leadership training and educational opportunities for women, who are so desperately in need of additional opportunities to better themselves. In 2013, Joseph Rahm and Ira Lucia founded Leadership Mission International as the 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that now provides resources to and manages The Leadership Center.

Our Objectives

Welcome Challenges

We believe that taking risks and learning from failure develops courage, determination, and perseverance.

Inspire Growth

We understand that personal development requires a holistic approach of academics, spiritual, and hands-on leadership.

Safe Haven

We create an inclusive environment that is supportive, kind, and forgiving because we believe this is the best foundation for personal development.

Honest Commitment 

We expect students and teachers to demonstrate self-discipline and commitment with the highest integrity.

Servant Leadership 

We practice sacrifice, patience, and love in our teaching to create empathetic and forgiving leaders.

Embrace Diversity

We humbly promote an inclusive environment by accepting differences in beliefs and backgrounds.

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Impact & Outcomes

Impact & Outcomes


We create entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for young women through the educational and leadership development programs of The Leadership Center. Upon graduation, our graduates return to their communities to launch businesses, become teachers, work with service organizations or another professional career.

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The Rahm Family

Co-Directors and Teachers

Joseph Rahm is the Executive Director at The Leadership Center. He also teaches leadership classes and manages the staff and operations on campus and throughout Honduras. Hailey Rahm teaches seminars, mentors students, and leads Bible Studies and many campus projects. Joseph and Hailey, and their three children, have been living and serving at TLC for five years.

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Karla & Eliezer

Student Director and Construction/Agricultural Manager

Karla and Eliezer, with their young son, Kael, are working at The Leadership Center. Karla is from Taulabe, Comayagua, and is a 2016 graduate from TLC. Since graduation, she has launched a small business and worked in bilingual education. She currently serves as the Director of Students. Eliezer is from Cantarranas, in the department of Francisco Morazan. He has worked in a large factory in San Pedro Sula. Eliezer currently oversees TLC's construction and agriculture projects, and helps with transportation as well. We are so blessed to have them on our staff!


Tania Dominguez

English Teacher/Tutor

Tania Dominguez is a 2018 graduate of The Leadership center, and is originally from San Jose de Comayagua. She has experience working with two other small NGOs - one in the area of health care, and the other in rural education. Tania works as an English teacher and tutor at The Leadership Center. Her dream is to study nursing in order to work in the health care industry. 


Rhett Cookson

English Teacher

Rhett is from San Diego, California. He graduated from San Jose State University where he earned a degree in comparative literature. Rhett is a compassionate teacher who always tries to go the extra mile for his students. He truly believes in empowering the young women of Honduras and building them into the leaders of tomorrow. He is an English teacher for our first-year students.


Karen Garcia

English Teacher/Tutor

Karen Garcia is a 2016 gradate of The Leadership Center. Her family lives in Las Botijas, which is a rural farming community very near TLC. After graduating from The Leadership Center, Karen worked with a children's ministry before traveling internationally. She is currently working as an English teacher and tutor and hopes to continue her education at Honduras' public university.