Welcome to the Annual


In support of 31 years of HOPE’s work to advance the economic and political parity of Latinas.


The goal of the challenge is to raise $31,000 in support of 31 years of HOPE’s work to advance the economic and political parity of Latinas. These are not ordinary times, and we know that every single HLI alumna is going above and beyond to serve their families and communities.

Because of the impact COVID-19 has had on HOPE’s operations, driving our events and leadership programming online for the remainder of 2020, the HLI Challenge will play an extremely important role in raising essential funding for HOPE this year. HOPE has quickly adapted to meet the needs of the present moment by playing a crucial role in uplifting and nurturing Latina leadership everywhere. Your support allows HOPE to continue this work and to advance parity for Latinas without skipping a beat. 

All donations help to sustain HOPE’s mission by ensuring we continue our leadership programs for Latina high school and college students, as well as professional community leaders. Help us continue to build the next generation of strong and civically-minded leaders.

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Help us raise $31,000 in honor of HOPE’s 31st Anniversary!

To participate in the challenge, you may donate directly to your class, encourage your classmates to donate, and also get your friends and family to support our cause! You don’t have to be an alum to donate towards a class total.

Click on the donation link below, select your giving level, select the class you want your donation to benefit and enter your payment information.

The challenge begins on August 31st and ends December 1st, 2020 at midnight.


Thank you for continually supporting HOPE and paying it forward to the next generation of Latina leaders.


The HLI class that raises the most will receive HOPE swag, an announcement on social media with class message of choice (to be approved by HOPE), and will be recognized during HOPE’s Virtual Anniversary Awards Celebration on December 3rd.

Your contribution gives you access to special programming throughout the year. When you make a pledge at the Beacon of HOPE level ($45 a month) you receive a ticket to our upcoming virtual Annual Awards Celebration and invitation to exclusive virtual events. Join us in support of HOPE’s work to advance the economic and political parity of Latinas over the past 31 years.


The HLI Challenge's goal is to raise an additional $31,000 starting August 31, 2020. Donations made from January 1 to August 30 will not count toward the overall goal amount of $31,000 but will count towards your individual class total. However, if the donation is part of a pledge payment plan that began in 2019, the amount will not count towards your class total.

Class donation amounts will be update every Friday.


Get your network to donate to your class!

The HLI Challenge is HLI's way of giving back and paying it forward so that other Latinas can benefit from HOPE's leadership programming. Anyone can donate to your class of choice on your behalf! This is a great opportunity to get people to learn about HOPE and donate in support of Latina Leadership.

Congratulations to the 2019 Challenge Winner:
HLI Class of 2011!
About the HLI

The HLI is the first and only statewide leadership program specifically designed for professional 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.

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