Accepting Applications: 31st Annual CLYLP Sacramento Leadership Conference 

February 21, 2013

Dear CLYLP Alumni and Friends:

The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) invites current 10th and 11th grade students to apply to the 31st Annual CLYLP Sacramento Leadership Conference. The week-long conference will take place in Sacramento from July 20-27th on the campus of California State University, Sacramento.

CLYLP was founded in 1982 with the primary purpose of preparing young people to participate in California's economic, social and political development. Since then, building on more than 30 years of success, CLYLP has nurtured over 3,600 of California's Future Leaders through participation in one of its annual high school programs.

CLYLP's unique model combines community-based youth leadership, volunteer activism and partnership. This transformative experience is built upon the important values of culture, community, college and careers, which are the foundation of the CLYLP curriculum. CLYLP enters young people's lives at a critical moment with high-impact educational, empowering and relationship-building activities that can dramatically shape their futures. In fact, many CLYLP alumni have become successful leaders in both the public and private sector; as nonprofit leaders, doctors, lawyers and corporate executives, as government staff and elected officials.

Students selected to participate attend at no cost to themselves or their families. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2013. Conference participants are housed on the CSUS campus and participate in powerful workshops and seminars that will enhance leadership skills, academic preparedness, self-esteem, cultural awareness, and provide an understanding of state and local government. Students have a unique opportunity to visit the California State Capitol to learn first-hand about the legislative process through mock hearings and personal interaction with state legislators and legislative staff.

This year, the application process will be completely online. Visit We encourage you to share notice of this application widely to your networks.

Kind regards,

Application Requirements:

3 Essay Questions
2 Letters of Recommendation
Resume of Extracurricular Activities
School Transcripts
Complete the Online Application

Norma Dominguez, President ('96 Alumna)
President, Board of Directors

Educators & Counselors:
Encourage your
Students to Apply!

Board of Directors
Norma Dominguez
Wells Fargo Bank

President Elect
Fernando Ramirez
Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Vice President of Program Planning
Pablo Rodriguez
Communities for New California
(CNC) and CNC Education Fund

Vice President of Fundraising
Veronica Villalobos Cruz
Association of Independent 
California Colleges and Universities

Student President
Arturo Rodriguez 
Immediate Past President
Max Espinoza
California State Assembly
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez

Vice President of Alumni Affairs
Gloria Michael Leon 
Ek & Ek

Juan Sanchez
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Carlos Illingworth
Vons, a Safeway Company

Eric Z. Guerra
Office of Assemblymember
Al Maratsuchi 
Veronica Rodriguez
Office of Senate President pro Tem
Senate Majority Caucus

Lennies M. Gutierrez
Comcast Cable

Brian Green
California State Senate

Iris Zuniga
Youth Policy Institute

Jessie Ryan
Campaign for College Opportunity
Olgalilia Ramirez
Office of Assemblymember
Roger Dickinson 
Tomasa Dueñas
Office of Assemblymember
Bill Quirk
Michele Siqueiros
Campaign for College Opportunity
The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, Inc. is a non-profit tax-exempt organization. (Tax ID # 94-3069819)
Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project  PO Box 161566  Sacramento, CA 95816