Since 1989, HWNT's Latinas In Progress (LIP) aims to provide students with comprehensive and enriching learning experiences that allow them access to opportunities, information, financial resources, and exposure to universities.


 The LIP Education Series is inclusive of several learning sessions, volunteer, and mentorship opportunities. Each year’s curriculum is based upon our five founding pillars:

  • Preparation for college and vocational schools
  • Civic Enrichment & Leadership Skills
  • Health Awareness and Self-improvement
  • Writing Skills
  • Assertiveness Training

Sessions are taught at local partner colleges or universities and held on Saturdays throughout the school year. The LIP Education Series mentoring component consists of Latina women who share their stories of adversity, educational achievement and professional success. Each session provides enriching learning experiences and encouragement while providing access to information, financial resources, and access to our partner colleges/universities.


The 2016- 2017 LIP Sessions registrations is CLOSED.  Registrations are capped at 125 students.  

See Session Schedules below.

For Scholarship information scroll down 


Please be sure to have the Parent/ Guardian signature form signed. 

Please bring it to your session.  

Click here for form:   Parent/Guardian signature form   


Session 1 - Saturday, October 8, 2016 - LIP LOWDOWN: Expectations in Higher Learning   

Session 2 - Saturday, November 5, 2016- Girl-Gineering - Science and Engineering

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location:  UTA Student Center,  701 S. Nedderman Dr..  Arlington, Texas  76019

Session 3 - Saturday, December 3, 2016- Discover your Creative Flow, Creative Writing and The Arts 

Time:  9am -2:30 pm,

Location:   Brookhaven College


Session 5 - Saturday,  April 29, 2017

 Time:  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

SMU (Southern Methodist University) 


Dallas Hall, Room 306  

3225 University Boulevard 

Dallas, TX 75205


Click here for Session Agenda 



For those LIP Senior Students that attended more than three sessions, they may apply for an HWNT Dallas Scholarship.  For an application please go to sub menu under Dallas Latinas in Progress called Dallas Scholarships or


If you have any questions or concerns, please email the Education Committee Chair: