When is the application deadline?
All application materials, including recommendation letters, must be submitted by Friday, August 26th, 2011. Application materials can be found here.
How many participants does NHLI select each year?
Each class includes 22 Latina from across the country, reflecting diverse geographic and Hispanic subgroup representation.
How will the class of 2011–2012 fellows be selected?
Selection is based on a competitive process that looks at applicant skills and attributes, accomplishments, life and career goals, and leadership potential.
When will I know if I am selected?
All applicants will know by the beginning of June if they have been selected to participate in the program.
If I am not currently employed by a nonprofit, but I serve on the Board of Directors of an organization, can I still apply?
No, we ask that all applicants meet 100% of the requirements, including currently employed by a nonprofit organization. If you apply and you do not meet requirements, your application will not be processed.
If I turn 35 years of age in November 2011, can I apply?
The program is targeted towards participants 24-34 years of age. Participants turning 35 years old before or on November 31st, 2011are not eligible to apply.
If I turn 24 years of age in November 2011, can I apply?
The program is targeted towards participants 24-34 years of age. Participants must turn 24 years old before or on November 31st, 2011 in order to be eligible to apply.
If I’ve participated in the NHLI Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Program or Executive Leadership Program, can I apply?
All interested applicants who meet 100% of the requirements are encouraged to apply.
If I am not selected this year, can I reapply again next year?
If you meet the program requirements next year, we encourage you to reapply.
When does the Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofits Program take place?
The ALL IN program has three components which take place in various locations. The first component is the 5 day leadership training, November 1-5, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA in conjunction with the Annual Executive Leadership Conference. The second component is online webinar participation between January and April, and the third component of the program is the nonprofit management certificate program with Georgetown University in Washington, DC, May 5-11, 2012.
Where do participants stay during the program?
Program participants will lodge at local hotels as a group. Further details be will be shared with selected participants.
What does a typical day during the program look like?
The program is designed to have long days, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The content varies from day to day during the leadership training and will include various activities. However, there are specific pieces which repeat daily including: 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), reflection journaling, and opportunities to connect with your classmates.
Travel & Logistics
What will be my out of pocket costs?
Participants are responsible for covering travel transportation costs to Washington, DC, and to the follow-up Institute in November, which in 2010 will be in Miami, FL. In addition, selected participants will be required to cover a small (nonrefundable) Participation Fee based on your organization’s annual budget. Please see chart below:
|Nonprofit Organization Annual Budget
|Employees of nonprofits with budgets of
above $9 million
|Employees of nonprofits with budgets of $5-$8,999,000 million
|Employees of nonprofits with budgets of
$1,000,000 - $4,999,999
|Employees of nonprofits with budgets
under $1 million
Other out-of-pocket costs for participants include: roundtrip transportation from your home to the airport, health insurance (or travelers insurance), souvenirs.
When do participants arrive/depart to Los Angeles, CA? When do they arrive/depart from Washington, DC?
All participants are expected to arrive to travel into Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, November 1st , 2010 before 12:00 pm and available to return to their community on Saturday, November 5th after 3:00 pm. Participants should plan to arrive in Washington, DC on Saturday, May 5th before 3:00 pm and are available to return to their community on Friday, May 11, 2012 after 3:00 pm.
If selected, can I add extra days to my travel to Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA?
NHLI only assumes financial responsibility for lodging, meals, and activities during the program dates. Any extended stays are the responsibility of participants.
If selected, will I share a room with another participant?
Yes, all participants will share a hotel room with another ALL IN participant and are required to stay with the group throughout the duration of the program.
What type of local transportation will be provided during the program week?
During the first program week in Washington, DC all of the sessions will be in close proximity to each other and we will walk or take the local subway (Metro) for transportation purposes. In Miami, FL, local transportation will not be necessary because the conference workshops will be held at one hotel.
Will I have any free time to explore and venture out on my own in Washington, D.C.?
There will be no time allotted to explore the city during the program session. Our program is intense with long days and requires participant’s complete and undivided attention. NHLI requires that all participants follow the agenda and stay with the group at all times.
If I have outside responsibilities (job, school, family, etc.), will I be able to step away for portions of the program?
Participants must attend all sessions in order to graduate from the program. We ask that all participants dedicate 100% of their attendance, attention, and energy to the entire training throughout the program.
Is there a dress code?
We ask our participants to bring business attire. There will also be opportunities to wear casual clothing and business casual attire.
For other questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-527-6007.