The Hispanic Leadership Forum del Oeste is a nonprofit organization which is composed of West Valley community leaders from Tolleson, Avondale and Litchfiled Park and is dedicated to promoting higher education amongst minority youth and encouraging involvement in their respective communities.
The principal fundraising efforts include a scholarship golf tournament held in April and a "Baile de Exito," Dance for Success each September at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park.
The Hispanic Leadership Forum del Oeste has awarded more than $500,000. in scholarships since 1998.
Community involvement and scholastic GPA are the principal selection criteria for each scholarship, which range from $500.00 to $1,500.00 per student.