Must be a recognized
with at least 5
years of leadership
example being on a Non-Profit
Be a mid
or high level
professional ready for the
in your career
and leadership role in your community.
HOPE selects participants
through a competitive application process. HOPE selects a final class of
As a HOPE Leadership
Institute (HLI) participant you must attend all 5 sessions; sessions are intensive, all-day workshops, see the training session calendar below for more details. You are expected to be present throughout the entirety of the session. Participants are expected to
advocate on behalf of Latinas in Sacramento and Washington, DC. You should be
dedicated to HOPE’s mission, must make a personal contribution to
HOPE, and be committed to the sustainability of HLI and the organization.
In addition, there are individual and group assignments to be completed outside of each session. Please count on spending a minimum of 15-20 hours of group work and research per assignment.
HOPE Leadership Institute Training
Session I: The Political Process - Sacramento
HLI kicks off with a “Campaign Boot Camp” session where participants delve into the
nuts and bolts of campaigning and the political process. This intensive
training provides interaction with high-level consultants, elected officials,
and Sacramento leadership.
Latina History Day - Los Angeles
introduces the Latina Agenda with a specific focus on the health care,
education, and economic empowerment policy issues most pressing to Latinas
across the state. Participants will work on group projects to analyze,
research, and discuss policy and issues through a
“Latina lens.” Participants also join hundreds of local
women and youth to celebrate Latina History Day.
Session III: Latina Action Day -
Latina Action Day Sacramento is where HLI participants put their
skills and knowledge to work. This interactive session provides an
understanding of the state budget and state legislative process. Using group
case studies as a foundation, participants use their research, analysis and
advocacy skills to engage state Assembly Members and Senators in meaningful
Central Valley - Los Angeles/ Bakersfield
session starts with an academic seminar through the USC
Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics in Los Angeles. The program
features some of USC’s most renowned professors as well as
industry experts. We explore important issues in the Central Valley
such as the environment, agriculture, farm worker needs, and population growth. In addition to celebrating Latina leadership and
interacting with the local elected officials, the participants
explore the concept of community legacy through ethical leadership while
visiting La Paz, the burial site of Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers.
Session V: National
Advocacy Session - Washington, D.C.
During the final
session participants put ALL their research, analysis, and advocacy skills to
work on the Hill to discuss key issues with US Congressional Members, Senators
and members of the President’s Administration. Graduation
wraps up a year of skill building, experiential learning, and creating a
HOPE Leadership Institute 2019 Calendar*
||Session I, Sacramento
||Session II, Los Angeles
||Session IV, Los Angeles &
(3 days, DTBA)
|Session V, Washington D.C.