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.


Graduated Fellows


Of graduates serve on nonprofit organizations


Nonprofit organizations that take part in our program

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 the 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 – Graduates on June 5, 2024.

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

Board Match Night

Board Match Night allows nonprofit representatives to meet qualified LBLA fellows eager to serve on a nonprofit board. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about each other and evaluate a potential fit.

The next Board Match Night will take place on September 25, 2024, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in-person in Santa Clara, CA. – Limited spots available.

What to expect during Board Match Night:

  • 30+ trained LBLA Class XXVI fellows and graduates who are looking to use their talents to serve on a nonprofit board of directors.
  • Around 20 additional nonprofit organizations are in attendance and are also actively recruiting board members.
  • $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