Fran Rodriguez is a Senior Program Officer with the Lancaster County Community Foundation and the founder of the Latino Empowerment Project. Her passion and work building and serving community has driven her work for decades.
The Latino Empowerment Project which facilitates a 10-week personal leadership program is held in Lancaster each spring. This premier training program has graduated more than 100 local Latino leaders with the mission to encourage thoughtful ways that Latinos can either create something or find their way to initiatives that they would like to be involved with.
Fran has also served as the president of the League of Women Voters for the past four years, and constantly strives to make a huge positive impact for the community through her work. Earlier this year Fran was diagnosed with stage 1 lung cancer. She is a survivor who credits her strength for recovery to a great network that she has built through her work and has leaned on for inspiration. She continues to work toward a better tomorrow for the Latino community and the Lancaster community at large.