HACE’s El Futuro (The Future) High School Leadership Program is a college and career development program for high school students. The program provides robust programming that helps students define career goals and develop postsecondary plans. To prepare students for success in their college, career, and/or civic lives, HACE partners with various organizations and companies.



Designed for Hispanic and Latino/a/x/e high school students nationwide (high school juniors and seniors)



  • $250 stipend awarded upon successful completion of the program
  • Connect with high-caliber professionals representing HACE's corporate partners and HACE alumni
  • Access to resource library with tools for college and career readiness 
  • Improve interviewing and networking skills 
  • Build professional employment networks 


  • Increase student’s knowledge about types of financial aid available
  • Help students to create a post-secondary education plan
  • Prepare students for gainful employment
  • Prepare diverse students for leadership roles


Participants will attend sessions focused on preparing them to attend college and/or join the workforce.

*All sessions will be on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00 PM CST via Microsoft Teams.

October 3, 2023 | Session 1: HACE Introduction & Program Overview 

October 10, 2023 | Session 2: Setting Yourself Apart

October 17, 2023 | Session 3: How to Build a Resume & Cover Letter

October 24, 2023 | Session 4: College 101 - Post-Secondary Options 

October 31, 2023 | Session 5: Applying to College & Other Post-Secondary Options

November 7, 2023 | Session 6: Applying for Work & Internships 

November 14, 2023 | Session 7: Interviewing Skills & Showcasing Your Work  

November 28, 2023 | Session 8: Personal Finance, Financial Aid, Budgeting & Credit

December 5, 2023 | Graduation Celebration



El Futuro is meant to help them achieve better college entrance and completion rates by improving their prospects for fulfilling careers. HACE's partners also serve as guest speakers who provide college and career advice. Together, HACE and HACE's partners guide students in reaching postsecondary success. Below are some partnership opportunities for this program:

  • Engage volunteers from your organization to deliver content in our schools
  • Develop relationships with teachers and interface with students
  • Branding recognition included in all promotion and PR as a supporter of a classroom
  • Guest speaking opportunities in all sessions 


Contact students@haceonline.org or call 312-435-0498.

"Before the program I didn’t know much about college. I had no knowledge about FAFSA, loans or scholarships. Now I feel ahead of the game. I have a better idea of what I need to prepare for college. I also found it very helpful when we took a tour of the Federal Reserve and the college tours."



Interested in sponsoring this program? Contact partners@haceonline.org to learn more.