HACE, National Louis University Partner to Develop Non-Profit Leaders in Latino Community

The Leadership Academy, Non-profit Series aims to develop high-potential leaders in the non-profit community  
Chicago, IL (January 31, 2017) – With support from the American Express Foundation, HACE and National Louis University (NLU) have partnered to provide a leadership development program for Latinos in the nonprofit sector. The program is hosted in Houston and Chicago. HACE is currently inviting Latino Non-Profit Leaders to apply for the Chicago Spring cohort.

The cohort-based program will feature insight from non-profit leaders and executives in eight three-hour sessions. Topics include strategic leadership, managing volunteers, working towards impact in communities, resource development and sustainability. In addition, participants will have access to individualized coaching and mentors. Participants who complete the program will earn three-semester hours of graduate credits at National Louis University.

In developing emerging Latino non-profit leaders and building the capacity of Latino-serving non-profits to establish sustainable leadership pipelines, HACE will help improve opportunities for Latino families in Chicago communities.

“National Louis University’s College of Professional Studies and Advancement is thrilled to partner with HACE Leadership Academy to support emerging leaders gain the skills to enhance the effectiveness of their non-profits to serve the community,” said Judah Viola, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Advancement at NLU. “Both HACE and NLU are dedicated to building community capacity through education and supporting highly effective community leadership.”

As outlined in the 2016 Society for Human Resource Management report, “The Changing U.S. Workforce: The Growing Hispanic Demographic and the Workplace,” the education and training gaps in Latino communities must be addressed through training programs tailored to specific industry needs. As the Hispanic population grows, more non-profit organizations will look to serve its social, political, religious, economic, workforce or human rights-related needs.

“Partnering with National Louis, an expert in non-profit leadership management, made the most sense for us at HACE as we look to empower non-profit leaders whose role can influence the next generation of Latinos,” said Michael Iacovazzi-Pau, Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Applications are currently being accepted and the deadline to apply is February 17, 2017. Space is limited. To apply, visit: http://www.haceonline.org/programs/leadership-academy-non-profit/

For more information, please contact Michael Iacovazzi-Pau at Michael@HACEonline.org.

About American Express
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About National Louis University
Founded in 1886, National Louis is a nonprofit, non-denominational University offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in fields of education, management, human services, counseling, public policy, and others concerned with human and community development. From its inception, National Louis has provided educational access to adult, immigrant and minority populations – a mission it sustains today. National Louis is well-known for an exceptional history in teacher preparation, and continues to be a leader in educating future teachers and community leaders to succeed in urban environments. For more information, visit www.nl.edu.

About HACE
The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. For over 32 years, HACE has served as a resource for Latinos in the workplace and a source of expertise and insight for corporations seeking to access them. Through professional development, resources and networks, and by facilitating access to meaningful career opportunities, HACE helps Latinos succeed in every phase of their careers. With a network of over 42,000 members across the country, HACE works with employers to remain competitive in an increasingly dynamic economy by helping them attract, develop and retain Latino and diverse professionals. For more information about HACE, please visit www.haceonline.org