What is the CWS?
CWS is the National Hispanic Institute’s (NHI) capstone experience for high school juniors preparing for their senior year. Created 30 years ago, it aims to provide future leaders as much insight and practice as possible to prepare for the transition to adulthood, with an emphasis on both college readiness and leadership development.
Getting coached for success in the college admissions process is only one part of making decisions about your future; making a final institutional selection based on your life goals and values requires a different lens. The CWS addresses the emotional and psychological factors that impact life plans by providing a process for decision-making called Inquiry Based Learning. Using this process, students team up to take on complex challenges and use inquiry- based processes to offer strategic plans for their future goals. CWS graduates are considered high potential candidates for future faculty roles with NHI, as they are students of the inquiry process used by NHI leaders to evolve new program experiences, ideas, and concepts in community social entrepreneurship.
What is the cost of the CWS and the CWSx?
The cost of the CWS/CWSx is broken down into distinct fees, all of which will culminate in supplying your student with the adequate resources for a fulfilling and fun leadership experience.
The in-person CWS tuition includes:
The CWSx tuition includes:
NOTE: Additional fees may apply.
What does the payment schedule look like?
NHI will provide details about the payment schedule upon acceptance into the program.
NHI is committed to flexibility - that is, payment plans and fundraising tools are available to all families who request them.
CWS PROGRAM DATES & LOCATIONS
The CWS is able to take place due to he generosity of our host institutions. The locations and dates for CWS programs are as follows:
ADMISSIONS AND ELIGIBILITY
ATTENTION: NHI's Policy is that all students who attend our 2022 in-person programs be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no less than two weeks prior to the first day of their program. See our COVID-19 policy for full details. Students wishing to attend our virtual formats are encouraged to continue this application and select our GDx, LDZx, and CWSx programs. Thank you!
Who is eligible to apply for the CWS?
All students are welcome to apply for the CWSx if they meet the following eligibility requirements:
What does the admissions process look like?
CWS INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
ARCHIVED CWS END OF PROGRAM SLIDESHOWS