Application opens on February 23, 2018 and must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on April 16, 2018.

The LCLD Leadership Academy selects a cohort of 15 participants on an annual basis. Ideal applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the Latino community through service and leadership with a desire to serve their community through positions of impact, such as policymaking roles, corporate or non-profit boards, appointments, or other leadership positions. Promising leaders must have an interest to enhance their intellect, through thoughtfulness, collaboration, and civil dialogue. Further characteristics include:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the Latino community
  • Interest in public policy and public service
  • Interest in serving through positions of impact
  • Passionate and enthusiastic professional
  • Preferably ages 25 to 40
  • Open to all qualifying individuals regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship status, or age.
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The 12-month academy consists of quarterly convenings, generally held in Dallas, TX. Applicant must commit to quarterly meetings that will occur on the following dates:

  • August 2-5, 2018
  • September 20-23, 2018
  • December 6-9, 2018
  • March 7-10, 2019


  • Personal Information

  • Demographic Information

  • Academic information

  • Attachments - Please provide one professional reference

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, txt, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, txt, pdf.
  • Application questions - 500 words limit