Docente Program

Docente means teacher in Spanish. In this train-the-trainer professional development program, CHWs who have completed the Promotora Program can apply for and train to become paid part-time employees that facilitate trainings, and provide new and experienced CHWs with support and supervision in their communities

All docentes participate in professional development activities on a monthly basis and assist with office tasks, such as evaluation activities and the creation of training resources. Docentes receive a monthly salary and benefits, and for many of these women, it is the first paid position they have ever held. This program seeks to provide empowerment to women through economic agency, professional development, and leadership opportunities.