HACR launched the HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ (YHCA) program in 2007 as a way to spotlight the outstanding achievements of young Hispanic professionals in Corporate America and to further our mission of increased Hispanic representation on corporate boards and in the C-suite. Selected candidates complete an intensive three-month leadership development, education, and training program focused on corporate diversity, personal and professional development, and community engagement.

The application process for 2023 will open July 1, 2022. Please review the following resources for more information:

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Each year, this program accepts nominees from Fortune 500 and/or HACR Corporate Member companies aged 25 to 40. Up to 100 high-potential Hispanic corporate employees are selected based on their demonstrated leadership qualities and capabilities at their respective corporations. They must also be committed to advancing the Hispanic community. HACR YHCAers are role models for other rising Fortune 500 executives and lead the way in establishing a new standard of excellence in Corporate America. To date, over 1,200 candidates have been nominated, more than 400 have completed the program, and many alumni have gone on to make their marks as executives in various industries.


The 2022 HACR YHCA program experience will be a hybrid experience. It will include 8 weeks of virtual convenings and trainings, culminating in a three-day in-person leadership advancement component in Los Angeles, CA. The program will include:

  • Strengthened leadership skills that use our unique heritage as a valuable differentiator
  • Action plans for moving up the corporate ranks
  • Tools for becoming a better communicator, mentor, and colleague
  • Conflict resolution and emotional intelligence skills
  • Networking with C-suite executives and board members
  • An awards dinner to reveal class participants and distribute distinctions