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Mission, Vision & Motivation


Mission, Vision & Motivation

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The mission of Leadership Mission International is...

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.

Our long-term vision is...

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.

Our Objectives

  • Educational access for all
  • Servant leadership
  • Empowering country citizens to be change agents
  • Diversity
  • Working alongside individuals, families, and communities
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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.

Karen Ramirez

Student Director

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!

Erick Gomez

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.


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. 


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.