ABOUT Hope 

Our Mission

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality® (HOPE)  is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to ensuring political and economic parity for Latinas through leadership, advocacy, and education to the benefit of all communities and the status of women.


HOPE ® has focused on empowering our communities through advocacy, Latina leadership training, and increasing knowledge on the contributions Latinas have made to advance the status of women for the past 30 years. To date, HOPE’s innovative programming has served 58,000 Latinas and touched the lives of several thousand more through our advocacy efforts.

OUR WORK

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Advocacy

Latina Action Day® 

HOPE convenes over 400 Latina leaders from all regions of California in Sacramento for this annual public policy issues conference. The conference facilitates dialogue between Latina leaders and elected officials on public policy issues affecting Latinas in California. Through town halls and workshops, HOPE presents up to date information, analysis, and access to decision makers on critical issues such as access to healthcare, higher education, and the California state budget.

Latina Empowerment Day Series

Through an annual series of workshops throughout California, Latina Empowerment Days aim to identify, train, and mentor a powerful network of Latinas about important issues affecting them, their families, and communities. The workshops equip Latinas to advocate for themselves on issues such as economic parity, civic engagement and access to affordable healthcare.

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Education

Latina History Day® 

Held annually during Women’s History Month in March, the conference unites approximately 1,000 women to celebrate the historic achievement of Latinas while addressing community issues, providing professional development, and financial empowerment through engaging workshops and keynote speakers.

Young Professionals Summit

The Summit gathers Latina college students and recent graduates from across California, offering professional development opportunities through interactive workshops, discussions and activities. Workshop topics address key issues for professionals at the start of their careers including interview and networking skills, personal branding, resume review and civic engagement.

Latina Data Center

A collection of data and research specific to the status of Latinas in areas of education, health care, economic empowerment and civic participation. Original HOPE research such as the Economic Status of Latinas Report (2013, 2017, 2020) and the California Community Poll (2020) act as key resources to policy makers and advocates working on behalf of Latinas and all Californians.

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Leadership

HOPE Leadership Institute® (HLI)

The HLI is the first and only statewide leadership program specifically designed for Latinas in California. The goal of the Institute is to train Latinas in vital leadership and advocacy skills, enabling them to create fundamental change within their local neighborhoods and across California. Over 580 Latina professionals have completed the HLI.

HOPE Binational Fellowship

The HOPE Binational Fellowship, launched in the summer of 2018,  is an executive leadership program for outstanding Latina professionals who, through increased competence in national and global economic and security issues, are in a position to make urgent and long-lasting improvements in the lives of Latinas in the United States and all communities.

HOPE College Leadership Program (HCLP)

Piloted in 2016, the HCLP is designed to engage Latina college students and recent grads (age 18-24) to support them in developing their leadership, advocacy and professional skills through training and access to a professional network. The goal of HCLP is to ensure college completion and successful workforce integration.

HOPE Youth Leadership Program (HYLP)

The HYLP is a statewide development program designed to prepare low-income, high school-age Latinas for a self-sufficient future that will allow for economic and political parity through a college education. The objectives of the HYLP include college preparation, financial empowerment, enhanced civic participation, and the promotion of healthy living. HYLP participants have a 98% High School graduation rate and 92% enroll in college.