The HOPE College Leadership Program (HCLP)
The HOPE College Leadership Program (HCLP) is designed to engage Latina college students and recent grads (ages 18-24) to support them in developing their leadership, advocacy, and professional skills through training and access to a professional network. Find out which one of the program tracks is right for you and apply!
The HOPE College Leadership Program is a hybrid 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. The goal of the program is increased college graduation rates, soft skill development, and successful workforce integration.
Launched in 2016, the program has engaged 160 scholars to date. The HCLP has a college completion rate of 63% within 5 years, compared to the national average of 58% within 6 years.
Track I ( lEADERSHIP program)
A six-month hybrid 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. This is a national program with West Coast and East Coast cohorts.
TRACK I COMPONENTS:
Civics Project that addresses current issues impacting young Latinas
Online Speaker Series to engage participants with experts/trainers on current topics and skills development
Online platforms that serve as resources for job, internship and scholarship searches
Young Professionals Summit: a professional development conference for college students
HOPE's Conferences: Latina History Day and Latina Action Day
Quarterly check-ins during and after completing the program to support with degree completion
Program culmination reception in which participants receive a certificate of completion
TRACK II (Conference track)
A more condensed program where participants attend HOPE's three main annual conferences. The conferences provide participants with opportunities for professional development, career exploration and networking with HOPE's extensive network of Latina professionals.
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
HOPE offers college students discounted pricing for HOPE events. College students conference registration fee is $30. Proof of enrollment required. Participants are expected to pay conference registration fees & transportation costs.
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More About HCLP
The goal of the HOPE College Leadership Program is to increase college retention and graduation rates among Latinas.
HCLP does this by:
Increasing participants' awareness and knowledge of democratic political processes in order to increase civic participation.
Exposing and increasing college Latinas' access to professionals and opportunities in STEM fields.
Imparting vital leadership skills that will allow college Latinas 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.
Supporting and engaging Latinas to ensure successful degree attainment and workforce integration.