College Leadership Program

The goal of the HOPE College Leadership Program is to increase the College retention and graduation rates among Latinas.


HCLP engages Latinas, 18-24 years of age, with HOPE and develops their leadership, advocacy and professional skills through training and access to a professional network. HCLP looks to create a necessary foundation to increase retention and graduation rates among Latinas. HCLP consists of two tracks, Track I is a six-month program and Track II is a conference track for students looking to engage in HOPE’s larger events. Our goal is to Increasing participants awareness and knowledge of democratic political processes in order to increase civic participation; exposure and access to professionals and opportunities in STEM fields; Training college Latinas with vital leadership skills that will allow them to become change agents in their communities; Enhancing the professional and personal development of college Latinas who will play increasingly important roles in their respective work sectors; Support and engage Latinas to ensure successful degree attainment and workforce integration.

How can you participate?

Track I

Six-month Program

Track I is a six month leadership development program that fosters a network of support for College Latinas to ensure they have the resources necessary to complete college, enter the workforce and contribute to their communities. Application required – rolling admission, until spaces are filled.

Track I Components

Participation in HOPE’s Conferences Latina History Day and Latina Action Day

Online Speaker Series to engage participants with experts/trainers on hot topics and skills development

Online platforms that serve as resources for job, internship and scholarship searches

Civics Project that addresses issues impacting young Latinas

Young Professionals Summit a professional development conference for college students

Quarterly check ins during and after completing the program to support with degree completion

Track I participants that meet all requirement are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship given at the end of the program.


Eligibility Requirements

· Currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate college student, graduate student and recent graduate (2-3 years post grad)

·  Be committed to community engagement and Latina issues

·   Must submit a complete application packet for consideration

·   Must be willing to volunteer or intern with HOPE

·   Participants must create a google plus account for program communication.


Depending on program components completed, program cost are $60-$90, not including transportation. Some transportation scholarships maybe available.

 Selection Process

Participants are selected on a rolling basis until spaces are filled. Email notifications will be sent by the Program Manager.

 Scholarship Opportunity 

To further support the educational attainment of Latinas, HOPE will offer participants that meet all program requirement the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. 


Track II


Conference Track

Track II is a conference track that provides participants with opportunities for professional development, career exploration and networking with HOPE’s extensive network of Latina professionals. Individual event sign registration.

Track II Components

Participation in HOPE’s Latina History Day

Participation in HOPE’s Latina Action Day

Young Professionals Summit a professional development conference for college students

Access to HOPE resources through monthly newsletters and Latina Briefs

Please contact Diana Amaya at 213.622.0606 ext. 105 or by email at  if you have any questions regarding the application or selection process.



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