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. HACE partners with various organizations and companies to prepare El Futuro students for success in their lives (college, career, and/or civic lives).



  • Hispanic and/or Latino/a/x/e nationwide high school students (juniors and seniors)
  • Location may vary based on cohort season (ex. Fall and Spring cohorts). Refer to the cohort season dates and locations listed below.
  • Please note that for the Fall 2024 cohort season, the program will be for nationwide Hispanic and/or Latino/a/x/e high school students (juniors and seniors).


  • Increase students' financial aid knowledge
  • Help students to create post-secondary education plans
  • Prepare students for gainful employment
  • Prepare diverse students for leadership roles
  • Develop and enhance students' public speaking abilities (students will present information on their cultural backgrounds, aspirations, and lessons learned throughout the program)


  • $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


All sessions and materials are in English. Based on availability, bilingual (English and Spanish) guest speakers share their struggles, successes, and lessons learned. If there are any language barriers, please address with the Programs Department (programdept@haceonline.org). 



El Futuro is a nationwide program for high school juniors and seniors.

  • Participants will attend VIRTUAL sessions designed to help them prepare for college and/or the workforce.
  • All sessions and program materials are in English.
  • Dates are subject to change based on potential sponsor commitments

Application Period

Application Deadline: September 6, 2024


*Both sessions will be held 3:30pm-4:00pm PST/5:30pm-6:00pm CST/6:30pm-7:00pm EST via Zoom. Accepted participants must attend of the following sessions:

September 17, 2024 (Tuesday) & September 18, 2024 (Wednesday)| HACE Introduction & Program Overview 



*All sessions will be on Tuesdays from 3:30pm-5:00pm PST/5:30-7:00 PM CST/6:30pm-8:00pm EST virtually (Zoom).

October 1, 2024 | Session 1: Setting Yourself Apart 

October 8, 2024 | Session 2: How to Build a Resume & Cover Letter

October 15, 2024 | Session 3: College 101 - Post-Secondary Options 

October 22, 2024 | Session 4: Applying to College & Other Post-Secondary Options

October 29, 2024 | Session 5: Applying for Work & Internships 

November 5, 2024 | Session 6: Interviewing Skills & Showcasing Your Work  

November 12, 2024| Session 7: Personal Finance, Financial Aid, Budgeting & Credit

November 19, 2024 | Presentations and Graduation Celebration



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

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El Futuro is meant to help high school students 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 
  • Develop relationships with educators and/or Program Leads
  • Inspire high school students 
  • Opportunities for branding recognition (which will be included in all promotion)
  • Guest speaking opportunities in all sessions

Contact partners@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.