by Sharon Garcia December 19, 2016

NALCAB’s mission is fulfilled in part through the NALCAB Colegio Community Economic Development Fellowship Program (NALCAB Colegio). Established in 2010, the program was developed to ensure that next generation Latino leaders build the practical, personal and professional skills needed to fill the increasing leadership gap in the community economic development field. The curriculum is specifically designed to help practitioners become more effective leaders through leadership development, technical training, and facilitating peer networks.

The NALCAB Colegio is a nine-month fellowship that brings together up to 16 Latino leaders from across the country. Fellows come from diverse personal and professional backgrounds, with alumni ranging in positions from directors, managers, counselors, coordinators, and loan officers.

With a focus on preparing next-generation Latino leaders, NALCAB Colegio Fellows will:

Obtain professional expertise and confidence in their ability to lead and take on executive leadership positions

Broaden their knowledge and perspective of the asset building field

Gain insight into the issues, as well as the social, economic and political challenges facing the Latino community

Develop critical thinking and professional communication skills

Acquire the characteristics and skills of an effective leader

Learn from outstanding and inspiring leaders in community development


The NALCAB Colegio has graduated 83 Latino Leaders from across the country, representing 61 unique nonprofit organizations in 22 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to joining a diverse national network of Latino leaders, NALCAB Colegio graduates have meaningfully contributed to their organizations and their field, including taking on executive leadership positions.

The Future

If you are interested in joining the 2017 Colegio Fellowship program, please download the application and along with supporting documentation (please see application), return to Natalia Chaves by 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

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