About HOPE

For over thirteen years HOPE has produced conferences and programs that champion the spirit of Latinas.  Through these conferences and programs HOPE has trained over 15,000 Latinas in leadership and advocacy skills. 

Latinas continue to make advancements with Latina voter registration reaching 1.2 million in 2001 and the number of Latinas representing us in Sacramento has increased from 1 in 1990 to 10 today, including the Senate Majority Leader.  Latinas still have a long way to go and HOPE is working towards an even brighter future.

HOPE is an advocacy organization whose platform promotes opportunities that advance Latinas.  From this broad platform HOPE has selected key issue areas on which to focus: Education, Health Care and Economic Empowerment. 

HOPE engages in policy work that directly leads to the following outcomes in each issue area:

HEALTH CARE
• Increased access to quality health care for Latinas

EDUCATION
• Increased graduation rates from college among Latinas
• Increased Latina transfer rates from Community Colleges to four-year institutions

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
• Increased prosperity for Latinas

CIVIC PARTICIPATION
• Increased voter registration
• Increased voter participation

HOPE is prepared to work with legislators, community leaders and nonprofits to advance Latinas.  HOPE engages in activities such as sponsoring or supporting legislation, providing expert testimony, or grassroots mobilizing.  If you are interested in learning more about HOPE’s advocacy work and how to work with HOPE, please view HOPE’s Policy Guidelines.

HOPE also collects data on the status of Latinas in the areas of education, health care, economic empowerment, and civic participation so that policy makers, advocates, and other interest groups can access the most up to date information on Latinas.  Visit our Latina data center for more information.