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The National Hispanic Institute was founded in 1979 and annually serves between 2,000-2,500 students. To date, NHI has served over 100,000 students and works with 80 colleges and universities. NHI's mission is to create experiences that engage achieving high school and college age youth in community leadership roles that advance our quality of life.

The National Hispanic Institute (NHI) provides its youth with a continuum of leadership opportunities that begin at the ninth grade and continue through undergraduate college studies. This eight-year process begins with the Great Debate/GDx, continues with the Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session/LDZx, the Collegiate World Series/CWSx, and, finally, the Collegiate Leadership Network/CLNx. Click the logos below to learn more.

For 9th Grade Students

For 10th & 11th Grade Students

For 11th Grade Students

Click Here to Nominate a Student

Each year, NHI conducts an international outreach campaign to identify high academic, high ability Latino high school students (9th-11th grade) for its internationally recognized leadership programs. 

Click Here to become a volunteer

Volunteers are instrumental part of NHI's work. Each year, NHI offers multiple opportunities to former participants (NHI alumni) to expand their leadership in volunteer roles. Join us as a volunteer.

Click Here to learn more about our Local NHI Chapters

NHI conducts its work throughout the United States, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Panama. NHI alumni organize local volunteer groups called Alliances or Compacts that actively engage the community and develop the leadership capacities for youth. Click the link below to view a list of our local groups.

News & Magazine

Want the latest on what NHI's planning, which students have excelled, and how alumni are impacting their communities? 

Click read more to view some recent articles we recommend: 

Our 2021 Annual Report Card

Annually, NHI publishes a report that documents the year's happenings, roster of participating schools and members, donors and supporters, and includes major highlights of the 2020-2021 year.  View/Download Report

For Schools

NHI offers many opportunities to get involved. We are actively looking for school and community partners in engaging Latino high school students in developing leadership capacities. Please register your school and join our outreach efforts. 

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College Register

The College Register is a membership organization comprised of colleges and universities that actively recruit college-eligible Latino high school students to enroll in their four-year institutions. 

NHI Online Store

Visit the NHI online store where one can purchase official "merch" and memorabilia. All proceeds support NHI's "Hispanic Youth Fund (HYF)" which provides partial scholarships for students to attend summer programs.  

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If you would like more information about how to get involved with NHI, please click the link below.

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CONTACT US:         Tel: +1 (512) 357-6137     |     Fax: +1 (512) 357-2206     |    info@nhimail.com

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