HLI Class of 2019 Application

The application for the HLI Class of 2019 is now closed.

Application Requirements

The application and all required materials must be submitted online by Sunday, November 4.  

The following components are required: 

  • Complete the online application 

  • Submit a supervisor memorandum of understanding (MOU). Download a copy for signature here.

  • Submit a color headshot (preferably high resolution .jpeg)

  • $100 non-refundable application fee payable online or by check. Mailed checks should be addressed to HOPE and sent to 634 S. Spring Street, Suite 920, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

  • 1-2 HLI alumnae/HOPE network referrals (referrals to be listed on the application. Please note referrals will be contacted).

  • Recommended: 1-2 emails of support from HLI alumnae, members of the HOPE network, or other professional contacts. Emails must be sent to Meagan Elizondo (melizondo@latinas.org) by Wednesday, November 7th.        

Additional Information                   

  • Average age of participant is over 35 years old

  • Selection is based on regional affiliation – Northern, Bay Area, Central Valley, Central Coast, Greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Orange County, and San Diego. An emphasis will be placed on recruitment in the Inland Empire, Central Valley and Northern California.

  • 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.


 Eligible applicants must:

  • Must be a recognized community leader with at least 5 years of leadership experience for example being on a Non-Profit Board, Commission etc.

  • Be a mid or high level professional ready for the next step in your career and leadership role in your community.

  • Reside in California.

HOPE selects a final class of approximately twenty participants through a competitive application process.                 

The HOPE Leadership Institute 2019 Calendar*

Learn more about each session and the commitment required to participate in the program here.

Dates Session & Location
January 24-26, 2019 Session I, Sacramento
March 7-9, 2019 Session II, Los Angeles
May 21-23, 2019 Session III, Sacramento

July 17-20 2019

Session IV, Los Angeles & Bakersfield
Sept/Oct 2019
(3 days, DTBA)

Session V, Washington D.C.

*All dates are subject to change


For questions or more information about the HOPE Leadership Institute contact:

Belinda Barragan
Programs & Policy Director
Meagan Elizondo
Programs & Policy Manager