The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Hispanic Austin Leadership Program. HAL, Austin’s premier leadership program, was established in 1999 to successfully develop business acumen, civic awareness, leadership skills, and meaningful connections amidst a cohort of exceptional colleagues. Recognized as one of the top seven Hispanic Leadership Programs in the United States, HAL is proud to generate a multi-million dollar economic impact in Central Texas.
HAL’s mission is to advance the development of Austin’s most promising leaders, entrepreneurs, and community partners focused on engaging and advancing the cause for Austin’s Latinos. The program consists of interdisciplinary sessions and community impact projects designed to be resourceful and has a direct influence on six of Austin’s most important professional sectors:
- Environmental Sustainability
- Civic Engagement
- Arts & Culture
Through the course of the program, HAL cohort participants gain a valuable understanding of both the obstacles and opportunities present within the Hispanic community and the Greater Austin population. HAL cohort participants are asked to contribute innovative, actionable, and meaningful solutions to advance the vision and work of the GAHCC. Individuals dedicated to serving our community through outstanding leadership, commitment, and engagement are encouraged to apply.
"HAL was an impactful and unforgettable experience chock full of self-discovery, group work, community immersion, and building long-term friendships with classmates and alumni."
-Nora Comstock, HAL Inaugural Class of 2000
National/International Founder Former President /Board Member Las Comadres para Las Americas Austin Community College Trustee LATIN@S VISIBILITY PROJECT
"Joining HAL was one of the best decisions I ever made! I was looking for a way to engage deeper in the community, and HAL not only helped me to discover all that was possible in our city, but it also introduced me to lifelong leaders."
-Thomas Miranda, HAL Class of 2009
Principal, Sparkovation Advisors Mission Capital, Chairman of the Board The Texas Lyceum, Board Member AARO, Board Member Workforce Solutions Capital Area, Board Member