Hispanic Leadership Institute-East Valley
The Hispanic Leadership Institute-East Valley (HLI-East Valley) is a 10-week leadership institute. The goal is to educate and assist individuals in developing their leadership skills to take an active role in the community by serving on a nonprofit/government board or commission. HLI-East Valley will train individuals, foster civic engagement, and assist participants to realize their fullest potential as community leaders.
The mission of HLI-East Valley is to promote the individual development of Hispanics for increased participation in leadership roles and to serve as a principal education and networking resource for expertise and advocacy on leadership issues impacting Hispanics. As U.S. Census data reports, Hispanics are a visible and emerging population in Arizona and the United States. HLI-East Valley will proactively assist participants with tools and skills to prepare for leadership roles at the local level.
HLI-East Valley is a competitive application process open to individuals of diverse backgrounds.
The Hispanic Leadership Institute-East is a 10-week program of weekly classes conducted in the evening primarily at Mesa Community College, though a goal of HLI-East Valley is to hold sessions in as many different locations throughout Mesa and the East Valley to expose participants to unique community issues and local leaders.
The HLI-East Valley curriculum offers participants the opportunity to engage Arizona’s foremost business and public policy authorities in a continuing dialogue about leadership and issues important to the Hispanic community. The curriculum builds from the participants’ experiences and emphasizes professional and personal development.
Program Information and Application Process
- Sessions for HLI-East Valley Class of 2019 will begin February 2020.
- Application Deadline for HLI-East Valley is Friday, January 17, 2020.
- Sessions are for 10 weeks and are from 6 pm-9 pm. There is also a mandatory all-day Leadership Retreat (date to be determined).
- The program fee is $550 for all sessions and includes materials.
“What a wonderful opportunity! Honored to have been a participant. I am already referencing others to participate. Perfect, loved the exposure and the learning, connections, the stories. Learned about a lot of people who are ‘like’ me and have similar backgrounds.”