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Civic Engagement

2014 Local School Council Elections

Latino Vote

Candidate Training & Campaign Management School

Grassroots Leadership Development Program

Civic Engagement

Today there are over 5,000 elected Hispanic officials serving at all levels of government throughout the United States. That's the good ne ws. The bad news is that there are over 500,000 elected positions at all levels of government in the United States. Hispanics, therefore, account for 12% of the population in the United States but only 1% of the elected officials. Our goal is to have 50,000 Hispanic elected officials in the United States by the year 2025, which is going to necessitate bold, new initiatives to train and prepare the next generation of Hispanic officials. While our goal is admittedly ambitious, the reality is that if we are successful, Hispanics will comprise only 10% of the elected officials in the United States and over 15% of the population.

Committed to providing an inclusive and well-rounded training system, USHLI focuses its training curricula on the following three (3) programs:

  • Grassroots Leadership Development Program
  • Candidate Training & Campaign Management School
  • Latino Vote

Training is a crucial element in preparing the next generation of Latino leaders and USHLI leads the nation in the field of leadership development. USHLI offers programs for community leaders and local public officials, and candidate training and campaign management. There is little or no monetary cost for our programs. Each program is set-up and run at the direction of local members of the community that requests a specific program. If you are interested in one or more of the leadership programs that USHLI offers, please contact our national office.