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About our region

local volunteer contacts

Natalia Chapa Mills
Project Administrator

Marina Flores
Assistant Project Administrator

We are a committed group of NHI alumni actively serving the Austin  metro region with the intent of engaging high ability youth in leadership development and preparing students to serve in future community leadership roles. Below is a list of schools that we currently serve. In 2022, up to 30 students from the Austin Independent School District will qualify for a full scholarship to participate in the Great Debate. In addition, the NHI Austin team will also be comprised of top students from across all Travis, Hays, and Williamson Counties. 

If you would like to nominate a student, become a partner school, or donate towards our scholarship fund, please click on the links below.

Participating Districts & Schools

  • Austin - St. Andrews, Regents School of Austin, San Juan Diego Catholic School, East Austin Prep, St. Dominic Savio
  • Austin ISD - Bowie, Ann Richards, LASA, McCallum, Eastside Memorial
  • Eanes ISD - Westlake
  • Hays CISD - Hays, Johnson, Lehman
  • Hutto ISD - Hutto
  • Leander ISD - Cedar Park, Leander, Vandergrift, Vista Ridge
  • Round Rock ISD - Cedar Ridge, Round Rock, Stony Point, Westwood, McNeil


May 1: Initial Session - 11:30 AM-3:30 PM / Parent meeting at 2:30-3:15 PM

Weekend of May 7th - Virtual Check-In Sessions ("Mother's Day Weekend")

May 15: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Opening Session 
Texas Capitol Extension 

May 22: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Great Debate Retreat (Lunch provided)
Induction ceremony at 4:30 PM at NHI Chapel; Parents invited!
NHI Home Office and Ranch 
472 FM 1966 

Maxwell, Texas

 May 29: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Texas Capitol Extension, E1.010

May 31: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Texas Capitol Extension, E1.010

June 2: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Texas Capitol Extension, E1.010

June 7: Double Session - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Texas Capitol Extension, E1.010
1:00 PM-5:00 PM

June 8: Double Session - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Texas Capitol Extension, E1.010
1:00 PM-5:00 PMACC Rio Grande Campus

June 10: Final Session - 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
5800 E. MLK Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78721

June 11: Travel to 2022 Texas Great Debate
Depart from East Austin College Prep - 10:30 AM; 1 snack stop
Day 1 - Arrival, Registration, and Opening - 1:30 PM 

June 12: Texas Great Debate Day 2 - Preliminary Rounds and Sweet 16
Schreiner University

June 13: Texas Great Debate Day 3 - Elimination Rounds, Finals, and Awards
Schreiner University

June 14: Texas Great Debate Day 4 - Official Closing and Travel back to Austin 
Schreiner University

August/September: End of Year Local Recognition at
NHI Ranch 
472 FM 1966
Maxwell, Texas 78656 

Important Links and Announcements

Austin Hispanic Youth Fund Scholarships

Donations provide scholarships for students in need that wish to participate in NHI leadership programs
Goal: $5,000.00
Collected: $711.09

National Hispanic Institute

P.O. Box 220
Maxwell, Texas 78656

+1 (512) 357-6137

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Hours of Operations:

M-F, 8:30am - 12:00pm; 1:30pm - 5:30pm CDT