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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.

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Youth leadership Programs

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 & 10th Grade Students

For 10th & 11th Grade Students

For 11th Grade Students

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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Upcoming Events

Here, you can briefly describe what your events are all about. What you seek in participants and why they need to join your cause.  

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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.

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News & Magazine

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

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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. Please click the link below to nominate a student. 

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Request More Information

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

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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. 

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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.

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