HISPANAS ORGANIZED FOR POLITICAL EQUALITY-CALIFORNIA

aka HOPE   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.latinas.org

Mission

HOPE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to ensuring political and economic parity for Latinas through leadership, advocacy, and education to the benefit of all communities and the status of women.

Ruling year info

1999

CEO

Ms. Helen Iris Torres

Main address

634 S Spring Street Ste 920

Los Angeles, CA 90014 USA

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EIN

95-4718409

NTEE code info

Women's Rights (R24)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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HOPE Leadership Institute

The HOPE Leadership Institute (HLI) is the first and only statewide leadership institute specifically designed for professional Latinas in California. The goal of the Institute is to train Latinas in vital advocacy skills, enabling them to create fundamental change within their local neighborhoods to develop healthy communities across California.

For 20 years HOPE has created programs that create effective leaders through education, leadership and advocacy. To further the mission, HOPE launched HLI to fill the unmet need of leadership, civic, and advocacy training for California’s Latinas. Ten years later, HOPE has developed an advocacy network of over 300 alumnae. Many of these graduates have been inspired to run for public office, serve on a board or commission, participate in the public policy arena, or have accepted decision-making posts.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Multiracial people
People of Latin American descent
Women

HOPE Youth Leadership Program (HYLP) is a statewide development program designed to prepare high school aged Latinas for a self-sufficient future that will allow for economic and political parity through a good college education. The objectives of the HYLP include college preparation, financial empowerment, enhanced civic participation and the promotion of healthy living.

HOPE’s HYLP will reach 300 high school aged Latinas annually. Twenty-eight to thirty –two of those Latinas will participate in a targeted program over a 6-month period outlined below (Track 1), while the rest (Track 2) will convene during HOPE’s two largest conferences, the HOPE Latina History Day and Latina Action Day, Sacramento.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Through groundbreaking research HOPE works to inform elected officials, corporate leaders and community activists on a the Latina experience and the policies to best ensure their economic and political growth.
2020 Economic Status of Latinas Report (ESLR)
2019 Too Big to Ignore: Latina Microbusiness Owners
2017 Economic Status of Latinas Report (ESLR)
2013 Economic Status of Latinas Report (ESLR)
2009 Missing: Latinas in Executive LeadershipPositions in California Corporations
2009 Public Opinion Study of California LatinaElectorate: Study of high propensity Latina voters andtheir use of new media
2008 The Presidential Election and the Latina Vote
2005 Fostering the Growth of Latina Leadership
2004 Celebrating 15 Years of Leadership, Advocacy,and Education
2003 State of Latinas in California

Population(s) Served

HOPE Binational Public Service Fellowship
An executive leadership program for outstanding Latina professionals who, through increased competence in national and global economic and security issues, are in a position to make urgent and long-lasting improvements in the lives of Latinos nationally and globally. Launched in 2018, 36 Latinas from the U.S. and Mexico have been selected to be part of this prestigious fellowship.

Population(s) Served

A national hybrid (virtual and in person) program designed to engage Latina college students and recent graduates to support them in developing their leadership, advocacy and professional skills through training and access to a professional network. Established in 2016, 160 students and recent grads have participated in the HCLP.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
People of Latin American descent

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Financials

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HISPANAS ORGANIZED FOR POLITICAL EQUALITY-CALIFORNIA

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Rosie Arroyo

The California Community Foundation

Term: 2018 - 2022

Helen Torres

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality

Rosie Arroyo

California Community Foundation

Lupita Sanchez Cornejo

AT&T

Elizabeth Atlee

CBRE Legal

Vanessa Cajina

KP Public Affairs

Evelin Martinez

Wells Fargo

Erica Cabrera

PG&E

Nora Dominguez

La Verne University

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/5/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/05/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.