Partner Spotlight: Vida Nueva
Weaving Together Cross-Cultural Experiences
At the heart of the Academy’s leadership development program is the immersive retreat in Oaxaca, Mexico. As an Academy participant you will engage in local community action to nurture reflection and awareness of your personal impact, inspiring you as a leader to connect and contribute in innovative ways.
Leadership in Action
In addition to volunteering with other social justice organizations, the Academy visits Vida Nueva, an all-women cooperative of artisans who use large floor looms to weave 100% wool rugs and carpets, hand-dyed with natural earth pigments. Founded over 20 years ago, Vida Nueva allows women economic independence while preserving the cultural heritage of Zapotec weavers. Beyond supporting their families through textile sales, the collective re-invests proceeds in annual projects to benefit the broader Teotitlán del Valle community.
Are You Ready to Begin Your Vida Nueva (New Life)?
Begin your leadership journey today. Create the space you need to grow as a leader and decide what direction to go in next. Learn to lead with positive social impact, apply to Vista Leadership Academy today.