The Latino Board Fellows Program prepares Latino leaders within and outside of education to be successful board members on education and ed-related nonprofit boards of directors on the local and national stage. Fellows participate in a six-month program which culminates with matching each Fellow to the board of an organization where their skill sets contribute in tangible, mission-driven ways. In turn, Fellows develop a strong network of like-minded leaders invested in educational outcomes for Latino students and essential knowledge about the education landscape in Greater Boston.

Our first cohort of Latino Board Fellows launched in Spring 2017. These talented leaders were selected to participate in the program and have since been matched to high performing non-profit education organizations or charter schools.

Learn more about the Boston 2017 cohort.

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The 2018 application for the Latino Board Fellows Program closed on Sunday, October 29th. We will continue to accept nominations for the 2019 cohort in Boston on a rolling basis through the nomination form below.


We accept nominations for the Latino Board Fellows on a rolling basis. Nominations are for Latino leaders living in the Greater Boston area. Self-nominations are accepted.

Nomination Form


The Latino Board Fellows Program will launch in mid January, 2018 with a full day session followed by monthly sessions. Specific program dates include:

  • Saturday, January 27th: Full Day Programming
  • Tuesday, February 6th: Webinar
  • Tuesday, March 13th: Evening Session
  • Tuesday, April 10th: Webinar
  • Tuesday, May 1st: Evening Session
  • Tuesday, June 5th: Evening Session

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  • Fellows commit to attending all six monthly sessions of the Latino Board Fellows program
  • Fellows are open to learning how to be an effective board member and utilize tools and resources related to best governance practices
  • Fellows participate actively in the program, collaborating with colleagues around issues of good governance, building diverse boards, improving board effectiveness and efficacy, and making positive contributions to partner organizations
  • Fellows currently live in Greater Boston


There are two deadlines to submit applications for the 2018 Latino Board Fellows Program

  • Priority Deadline: Sunday, October 1st, 2017
  • Final Deadline: Sunday, October 29th, 2017


The Latino Board Fellows Program is free for program participants.

“What an incredible opportunity to embark on this journey alongside a tight knit community of cross-sector Latino leaders who are passionate about education and connecting to the key work of boards to positively impact the lives of Latino families and students.”

-Jennifer Betancourt

Jennifer Betancourt
“The program has been inspiring, not only because of the robust content but because the information came from Latinos like me.”

-Rossemary Calderon

Rossemary Calderon


For any additional questions about the program, please contact us at