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HAL Application

Selection Criteria:

Applicants must 
1) show evidence of a sincere interest in and commitment to improving the community

2) have the desire to increase their service to the community through holding key leadership positions

3) present a clear vision for the development and growth of the Greater Austin area

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants must have lived in and/or worked in one of the 5 greater Austin counties (Williamson, Travis, Hays, Bastrop or Caldwell) for at least one year at the time of the application

Program Cost:
1) Applicants must submit a $35 non-refundable application fee due with their application by Friday, July 21,  2017

2)   Class members accepted into HAL must submit a non-refundable security deposit of $575 by Friday, August 11, 2017 to secure your seat in the class. Security deposit will be applied to your tuition fee.

3)  Remaining $575 non-refundable tuition fee is due by Friday, September 8, 2017.

Mandatory Attendance Dates

Friday & Saturday, September 15th -16th, 2017 - Opening Retreat 
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017  Session 1 - ALL DAY
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017  Session 2- ALL DAY
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017  Session 3- ALL DAY
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 Session 4 - ALL DAY
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018  Session 5 - ALL DAY
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018  Session 6 - ALL DAY
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018  Session 7 - ALL DAY

Participation in your HAL Community Impact Project Team’s deliverables is expected.  Team deliverables include: Project Binder complete with Executive Summary, Project Design and Financial Summary; 10 minute presentation of your HAL Community Impact Project and a project table display during the HAL Leadership Symposium in May of 2017.

Submit completed application form, two letters of recommendation, headshot, a $35 application fee and Employer Commitment Form by mail, e-mail, or in person no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017 to:

The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC)
3601 Far West Blvd. Suite 204
Austin, Texas 78731(512) 476-7502

Make checks payable to Hispanic Austin Leadership, contact the GAHCC for credit card payments.

FINALIST SELECTION: You will be notified by email or phone no later than Friday, August 11, 2017 of your application status.