Hispanic Leadership Institute-Yuma County

The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Yuma County 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-Yuma County was established and designed to educate and assist individuals in developing and expanding their leadership skills to take an active role in the community. HLI-Yuma County was founded in 2011 as a partnership between Valle del Sol and the Yuma Private Industry Council.

Applications for HLI-Yuma County 2019 are now being accepted.

Click here to apply online, or call (602) 258-6797 ex. 7770 for more information.


The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Yuma County is a 10-week program of weekly classes conducted in the evening. HLI-Yuma County offers participants the opportunity to engage Arizona and Yuma County’s foremost business and policy authorities in a continuing dialogue about leadership and our Latino communities. The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Yuma County 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-Yuma County Class of 2019 begins October 2019.
  • Application Deadline for HLI-Yuma County is September 13, 2019.
  • Sessions are Thursday evenings from 6 pm-9 pm.
  • The program fee may be waved for your participation – contact us for more information. 
  • Application are now being accepted. Click here to apply online.

“Great organization, really pushes you to come out of your comfort zone and become involved.”

HLI-Yuma County 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.