Our Next Leaders

Our Next Leaders

Leadership Development

More Latinos in the Board Room

Currently, fewer than 3% of Latinos serve on nonprofit boards in Silicon Valley. We see that as an urgent call to action. Our Latino Board Leadership Academy recruits, trains and guides Latinos to serve on local boards—an essential step to ensuring that invaluable and underrepresented voices are heard.

Join our Latino Board Leadership Academy!

If you are a Latino professional interested in making a difference in Silicon Valley and you have considered supporting a nonprofit organization with your talents, the Latino Board Leadership Academy (LBLA) may be for you!

  • LBLA is a 10-week hybrid program where you will learn the foundational skills needed to succeed as an effective nonprofit board member.
  • You will have the opportunity to meet various nonprofit organizations who are actively seeking to diversify and enhance representation of the community on their board through our Board Match Night event.
  • You will join a network of over 600 committed fellows and will have the opportunity to participate in alumni events.

The Latino Board Leadership Academy will host two cohorts in 2024:

Class XXVI applications open on March 1, 2024 and close on March 22, 2024. Class XXVI takes place from April 3, 2024 to June 5, 2024.

Class XXVII applications open on July 1, 2024 and close on July 19, 2024. Class XXVII will take place from July 31, 2024 to October 2, 2024.

To be the one to know when our next application opens, fill out the inquiry form here.

Board Match Night

Are you a nonprofit seeking help with recruiting board members? LBLA Board Match Night is an opportunity for representatives from nonprofits to meet qualified LBLA fellows who are eager to serve on a nonprofit board. It’s a great opportunity to learn about each other and evaluate a potential fit.

The next Board Match Nights will take place on May 29, 2024 from 5:30pm – 8pm and September 25, 2024 from 5:30pm – 8pm in-person in Santa Clara, CA.

If you are interested in registering your nonprofit organization for Board Match Night, please click here or email office@hfsv.org. Limited spots available

What to expect during Board Match Night:

  • 30+ trained LBLA fellows and graduates who are looking to use their talents to serve on a nonprofit board of directors.
  • Around 20 additional nonprofit organizations in attendance who are also actively recruiting for board members.
  • Each nonprofit is provided with one table and 2 chairs to meet LBLA fellows and provide information regarding your organization and board recruiting process.
  • Every LBLA fellow is encouraged to visit each nonprofit organization table and is asked to bring copies of their resumes.
  • Nonprofit organizations are provided with a class profile before Board Match Night with data and information on the current cohort fellows in attendance and a copy of the program curriculum.
  • $150 registration fee per nonprofit organization.

Annual Report

Our leadership development academy reflects the importance of diversifying non-profit board governance, ensuring Latino voices are heard and included in decision-making processes, and contributing to a more diverse and inclusive nonprofit sector.

Download the annual report to learn about the academy’s impact.

Meet our Instructors

Ron Gonzales

Ron Gonzales

President and CEO
Kyra Kazantzis


Nelson Layag


Guisselle Nuñez


Kay Sprinkel Grace

Kay Sprinkel



Center for Excellence in Nonprofits
UC Santa Cruz


Castello Family Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The Sobrato Family Foundation
Wellness Foundation

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