Hispanic Leadership Institute-Tucson

The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Tucson promotes the individual development of Hispanics for increased participation in leadership roles and serves as a principal education and networking resource for expertise and advocacy on leadership issues affecting Latino communities.

Educating ourselves as leaders is one of the best ways we can learn to truly connect to the community. The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Tucson was established and designed to educate and assist individuals in developing and expanding their leadership skills to take an active role in the community. Founded in 2010 as a partnership between Valle del Sol, Cox Communications and other Tucson-area partners. 

Applications for HLI-Tucson 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-Tucson is a 10-week program of weekly classes conducted in the evening and a one day leadership retreat to focus on cultural identity, team-building and service to community. HLI-Tucson 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-Tucson enhances participants’ understanding of the role culture plays in a variety of circumstances, with specific attention to the enduring influence of Latinos in Arizona. 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 and media relations skills, board/commission service, and meetings and protocol among other topics.

Program Information and Application Process

  • Sessions for HLI-Tucson begin March 19, 2020.
  • Deadline to submit application is March 13, 2020.
  • Participants must attend a mandatory Leadership Institute on a Saturday in April 2020.
  • The program fee is $550 for all sessions and includes materials.

“What a great program over the last three months! This was a phenomenal experience.”

HLI-Tucson 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.