To educate, train, and develop a new generation of ethical leaders by providing exceptional academics and hands-on leadership opportunities to individuals from underprivileged families.
That graduates will create long-term, sustainable solutions in their communities and country.
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 need.
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.
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.
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.
Karen is from San Jose de Comayagua, Honduras. She graduated from The Leadership Center in February 2016 and accepted the position of Student Director on campus. Karen is a hard worker and always willing to help anyone in need. She is responsible for the students’ everyday living needs and coordinates most of their non-classroom activities. Karen is looked up to in so many ways and we could not be happier to have her as the Director!
Brielle serves as our part-time stateside Development Coordinator. She is a previous ESL and leadership class teacher who served at TLC in a variety of roles including acting director for over 9 months in 2016
Executive Assistant and Property Manager
Erick is from San Jose de Comayagua. Erick helps with driving and other administrative tasks and oversees various projects such as student work.
Community Development & Leadership Teacher
Kyle is from Orange County, California. He is a graduate of Covenant College with a degree in Community Development. Kyle has a passion for creating relationships and loves finding the best in others by recognizing their God-given gifts, skills, and abilities. At The Leadership Center, Kyle serves as teacher to the second year students, overseeing the community development and leadership classes. He and his wife Carrie will be serving with us through December 2018.
Carrie is from Knoxville, Tennessee. She is a graduate of Covenant College with a dual degree in Community Development and Economics. Carrie is an encourager and passionate about walking alongside others in life, helping them figure out who they are and what they want to do. This passion is the reason she is serving with us at The Leadership Center. She is one of our English teachers working with the first year students.
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.
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 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.