Apply for the 2015 Latino Board Leadership Academy

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (HFSV) is pleased to invite you to apply for the Latino Board Leadership Academy (LBLA) Class V.

Are you seeking to increase your community impact? Are you interested in expanding your experiences by serving on a nonprofit Board of Directors? Are you willing to commit to a program to learn how to be an effective Board Member?

If you answered yes to the above questions, you are a perfect candidate for the LBLA. The LBLA was created for Latinos who are interested in serving on nonprofit Boards and aligning the work of that Board to improve the lives of Silicon Valley Latinos.

When: The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015

How: To apply, please follow this link.

About the Latino Board Leadership Academy:

Hispanic philanthropy is driven by a sense of connection to la Comunidad-- a network of friends, neighbors, and the broader Hispanic community. A study conducted by the Hispanic Foundation found Latinos greatly under-report their volunteer activity. For Hispanics who volunteered, the number of hours spent volunteering each month was highest among all ethnic groups studied. However, Latinos do not yet have a leadership role in the region’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. 

To address the leadership gap and to better understand the level of Latino board leadership needs of Silicon Valley nonprofits, HFSV has been working with professional associations and nonprofit leaders. While 85% of organizations who participated in a survey indicated that their organizations want greater Hispanic representation on their boards, 65% reported difficulty in recruiting from this segment of the population. 

Working with its Partners the HFSV has developed the Latino Board Leadership Academy (LBLA), a comprehensive program designed to recruit and train Latinos to serve as potential board members, and match them with boards of non-profit organizations whose missions best match their personal interests. The focus on Latino professionals, combined with the purposeful implementation of comprehensive follow-up, differentiates the LBLA from other community leadership development initiatives. HFSV’s Partners include 
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits; CompassPoint; Notre Dame de Namur University; 4C Council of Santa Clara County, Inc.; and University of Phoenix.

For more information on the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon, please click here.

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