H.O.M.E.Y. Kalpulli Youth Leadership Program is now accepting applications!

Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth is looking for ONLY 20 young women and men that come from different struggles to join our Kalpulli Youth Leadership Program.

The Kalpulli Youth Leadership Program focuses on culture, education, community engagement, and indigeneity with a social justice organizing approach.

With that approach youth will have the opportunity to engage in workshops, outings, community involvement, and utilize our music and arts recording studio and screen printing press.

The Kalpulli Leadership Program’s mission is to educate, organize, and empower youth and young adults ages 13 to 17 years old. In the indigenous Nahuatl language “Calpulli” literally means “large house”. Calpulli’s are neighborhoods or groups organized to carry out a common purpose such as cultural activities, education of children, protection, or the care for community members. Additional field trips and community events occur during the program that relate to our focuses, such as indigenous ceremonies/ protests/ university trips/ know your rights workshops/ community forums etc. Youth will be presented other opportunities in the community and at the end of our program be given a stipend based on attendance.

HOMEY is proud to be partnering up with Step to College to collaborate with Kalpulli in college readiness and college credits to assure our youth do well academically and are prepared to go to college. (credits only available to Juniors and Seniors)

Youth must turn in their paper applications to our office, or via email or fax to us,  or thier school’s Wellness Center or HOMEY contact coordinator where they received the application. Online applications are also available via our website. Youth will then be followed up with a brief phone interview.

Applications are due Friday September 11, 2015.  Kalpulli will begin Friday September 25th with the chosen 20 youth that applied, and will meet every Friday4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The fall portion of the program will run from September 25th – December 4th

Spanish Application Google Form


English Google Form


Source: H.O.M.E.Y, August 26th, 2015