Established in 2009, the GLBHLI is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for Hispanics to learn, network and collaborate with individuals from all walks of life. This program is designed as a leadership identification program, with the specific goal of developing and fostering our future community leaders.
GLBHLI was founded by Monica B. Reyes, Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development at SVSU, and Larry Rodarte, Publisher of Mi Gente magazine. The pair built upon Cesar Chavez’ famous observation:
Participants in the institute, called ambassadors, met once a month, focusing on themes that would advance ethical, diverse and collaborative leadership. Specific areas of interest included: leadership, identifying strengths and talents, networking, community service, economic development, education, local media, health care and local government. In addition, all ambassadors were required to complete 40 hours of community service with a United Way-affiliated organization.
The newest class of graduating ambassadors is: Coral Aguilar, Sylvia Rocha Christenson, Anjela Guijosa, Adelina Maria Gutierrez, Carolyn Hernandez, Cresencio Hernandez III, Veronica Ann Jimenez, Alvaro Martin de Campo, Christina Martinez, Lissette Perez, Javier Ruiz, Antonia Tijerina, Victoria Trevino and Debbie Vasquez. Applications are currently being accepted through January 18, 2013 for the next cohort. Applications may be downloaded at www.glbhispanicleadership.org.
For more information about the leadership program and sponsorship opportunities, contact Monica Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org. For ticket information to the graduation ceremony, contact Syl Banks at 989.964.4048 or register online at www.svsu.edu/