Hispanic Leadership Institute-Pinal

The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Pinal (HLI-Pinal) promotes the development of individuals for increased participation in leadership roles and serves as a principal education and networking resource for expertise and advocacy on leadership issues affecting the Latino community.

Educating ourselves as leaders is one of the best ways we can learn to truly connect to the community. The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Pinal was established and designed to educate and assist individuals in developing and expanding their leadership skills to take an active role in the community. Participation in HLI-Pinal is a competitive application process and is open for all individuals of diverse backgrounds. HLI-Pinal was founded in 2005 as a partnership between Valle del Sol, the Latino Familia Initiative, and Central Arizona College

Applications for HLI-Pinal 2020 are now being accepted.

Click here to submit an application, or call (602) 258-6797 ext. 7770 for more information.


The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Pinal is a 10-week program of weekly classes conducted in the evening virtually on zoom, serving primarily the communities of Eloy, Florence, Coolidge, Casa Grande and the greater Pinal County area. HLI-Pinal participants receive college credits through Central Arizona College. HLI-Pinal offers participants the opportunity to engage Arizona’s foremost business and policy authorities in a continuing dialogue about leadership and our Latino communities. The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Pinal enhances participant’s understanding of the role culture plays in a variety of circumstances, with specific attention to the enduring influence of Latinos in Arizona and the distinctiveness of Pinal County. The curriculum builds from participants’ experiences, emphasizing personal and professional development with a practical orientation. Sessions focus on ethics, cultural and personal identity, community issues, public/media relations skills, board/commission service, and meetings and protocol among other topics.

Program Information and Application Process

  • Sessions for HLI-Pinal are currently scheduled for Wednesdays, with expected program  to begin October 21, 2020.
  • Applications are open, Click here for the online application.
  • The program fee is $225 for all sessions and includes materials.
“Definitely a fun and informative experience!”
HLI-Pinal Graduate

*It is recommended that you prepare your application off-line, and copy/paste your answers in the space provided. Note: At the end of the application, you will be asked to attach one letter of recommendation and your resume.