Sunday, March 22, 2015

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project

Here's another opportunity to expand your resume!

Make sure to Apply to both the Bay Area and Sacramento Institute to increase your chances!!

The Bay Area Institute:
CLYLP is proud to expand its programming this summer to the Bay Area by hosting the Second Annual Bay Area Institute! Similar to our other regional institutes, the Bay Area Institute is designed to inspire and motivate students to become the future leaders of the Bay Area Chicano/Latino community through public service.  Open to 30 students from the greater Bay region,  the three-day institute will offer an impactful program designed to develop students’ leadership potential and increase their knowledge of the region’s cultural, political, and rich history. Institute participants will network with education, business, political and community leaders, and receive encouragement in their pursuit of post-secondary academic opportunities. Housing, meals and program materials are provided at no cost to the participants or their families. 
The Bay Area Institute will take place Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12, 2015.

All institute activities will take place in the San Francisco/Berkeley/Oakland. Students will be housed at UC Berkeley.
To be eligible to apply, students must:
  • Currently be enrolled in a California high school for the 2014-2015 academic year and live in one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Napa.
  • Currently be in either 10th (Sophomore) or 11th (Junior) grade. (Freshman and Seniors are ineligible to apply)
  • Not have previously attended the Sacramento Leadership Conference as a participant.
  • Must be able to attend the entire weekend; no exceptions or accommodations will be made.

The Sacramento Leadership Conference:

Students have a unique opportunity to visit the state Capitol to learn firsthand about the legislative process through mock hearings and personal interaction with state legislators and legislative staff.  Students are also presented with valuable information about college and professional careers.  A college fair is also held with top colleges from around the country.
Participants will leave with valuable information and tools that they can begin using when they return to school in the Fall.  Most importantly, students will leave with new friendships from throughout the state of California.  Housing, meals, program materials and transportation to and from the conference are provided at no cost to the participants or their families. 
  • Legislative Day at the State Capitol: Students learn about the legislative process through active participation in mock hearings and interaction with legislators and legislative staff.
  • Campaign Development Workshops: Students learn skills and techniques needed to organize and run political campaigns. Students then use these skills at school for class and student body elections.
  • College & Careers Day: Students attend a College Fair and meet with community college, CSU, UC, and private college recruiters. College representatives, admissions staff, and financial aid experts provide students with information on how to apply for and succeed in college. Students also get exposure to various professional careers.
PROGRAM DATES: The 2015 Sacramento Leadership Conference will take place Saturday, July 18 to Saturday, July 25, 2015.
Students are housed at California State University, Sacramento, and all activities take place in the City of Sacramento. Transportation to and from Sacramento is provided by CLYLP.
To be eligible to apply, students must:
  • Currently be enrolled in a California high school for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Currently be in either 10th (Sophomore) or 11th (Junior) grade. (Freshman and Seniors are ineligible to apply).
  • Not have previously attended the Sacramento Leadership Conference as a participant.
  • If you previously attended the San Joaquin Valley Institute or Los Angeles Institute, you may apply to the Sacramento Leadership Conference.
  • Must be able to attend the entire conference week; no exceptions or accommodations will be made.
Click on the button below to read the application instructions. The deadline to apply to ALL CLYLP High School Programs is Wednesday, May 6th at 12:00 Noon.

P-CREW Summer Internship

P-CREW, a summer restoration crew is recruiting 10th, 11th and 12th grade students
We are accepting applications until the positions are filled, then we will create a waiting list. It will be great work experience in ecological restoration in the Plumas National Forest. The 5 week program has you working to restore the forest while also getting you outdoors and having fun (fishing, canoeing, etc. )! This is great for nature lovers! Participants get paid $500 for the five-week program.

Space is limited and it is at a first come first serve basis!

Program Summary


Monday, March 9, 2015

Students Rising Above

Students Rising Above
Are you a student who is "rising above?"  If so, SRA accepts applications from high school JUNIORS who meet our selection criteria. 

Students Rising Above is looking for HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS graduating in Spring 2016, who have demonstrated strength of character in the face of challenging odds, and dream of a college education. Selected students come from low-income households and are rising above tremendous difficulties and succeeding in school and in life despite their circumstances at home. These difficulties may include poverty, neglect, violence, addiction, and homelessness.

One hundred students will be selected to receive mentoring support, financial assistance, and career guidance from Students Rising Above. Our goal is to provide students with the individualized support they need to be successful in college and in life.
Students selected in our program are not obligated to tell their story publicly. It is voluntary and optional. The website stories are provided by students who are eager to tell their story. They are motivated that others may see their story and be inspired and hopeful. But it's not mandatory.

Students Rising Above Scholarship Program Requirements:
- Overcome obstacles that are not of their own making
- Low-income or living on government assistance
- High school senior in 2015-2016 school year
- U.S. citizen, permanent resident, DACA status or Dream Act eligible
- Committed to earning a college degree from a four year institution
- Highly recommended by a teacher, counselor or mentor
- G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
- Must live within the nine-county Bay Area
- Comply with Students Rising Above program requirements
Please check out student profiles at
our website
You can find a link to the application at: 

Deadline-- Saturday, April 4th at 11:59 a.m.