Now Accepting Applications – Class XXVII

  • The application deadline is no later than 5:00 pm on July 19, 2024. For questions, contact us at or (408) 216-7612
  • This is a hybrid program with in-person sessions taking place in San Jose, CA, Santa Clara, CA, and Sunnyvale, CA.
  • If accepted into the academy, you must pay a nonrefundable $350 tuition


  • The LBLA will be held from July 31, 2024 – October 2, 2024.
  • Academy sessions will take place every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the exception of one Saturday session on September 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Session 1: Wednesday, July 31, 2024 – In Person
LBLA Fellow Orientation and Introduction to the Foundation

Session 2: Wednesday, August 7, 2024 – Virtual
Board Roles & Responsibilities: Governance Basics and Promising Practices

Session 3: Wednesday, August 14, 2024 – Virtual
History of Silicon Valley’s Nonprofit Sector

Session 4: Wednesday, August 21, 2024 – Virtual
Financial Responsibilities

Session 5: Wednesday, August 28, 2024 – Virtual
Fundraising Responsibilities

Session 6: Wednesday, September 4, 2024 – Virtual
Boards in Action

Session 7: Wednesday, September 11, 2024 – Virtual
The Board’s Role in Organizational Sustainability

Session 8: Saturday, September 14, 2024 (Special Date & Time) 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. – In Person
Personal Branding

Session 9: Wednesday, September 18, 2024 – In Person
Charting your Nonprofit Board Experience & LBLA Alumni Panel

Session 10: Wednesday, September 25, 2024 (Special Event) – In Person
Fellows & Nonprofit Board Match Night

Session 11: Wednesday, October 2, 2024 – In Person
Graduation Celebration & Alumni Mixer


  • The program targets Latinx professionals looking to serve on boards of nonprofits based in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties).
  • Be interested in their personal leadership development and growth
  • Be committed to improving the quality of life for Silicon Valley Latinos.
  • Be committed to sitting on a nonprofit board upon completing the LBLA.
  • Must be of Latino or Hispanic origin.
  • Have completed a 4 year College Degree or have equivalent professional experience.
  • This is a hybrid program with in-person sessions taking place in the San Jose, Santa Clara, CA, and Sunnyvale, CA area.
  • Have a strong desire to gain a deep understanding of nonprofit governance and the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board member
  • Be interested in learning about emerging board governance and leadership trends and new practices
  • Be willing to try new ideas and be open to feedback


All sessions must be attended. If you have more than one absence, you will not graduate or receive a certificate of completion.

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I will actively participate in each aspect of the LBLA for the duration of the program. I commit to attending every LBLA session and acknowledge that more than one absence will result in removal from the Academy. I understand that I will be required to pay a $350 tuition fee before the beginning of the LBLA. I must be committed to serve on a nonprofit board upon completion of the LBLA. I will devote the time and resources necessary to complete the program and participate to the best of my abilities.
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