10 Empire State Blvd

Castleton, NY 12033

Tel: (518) 477-8771

Fax: (518) 477-1335


District Superintendent
Dr. Gladys I. Cruz

Deputy Superintendent
Matt Sloane

Trini Hernandez

Resource Specialists:
Jessa Waterhouse
Sandy Strock

Program Support Specialist:
Lindsey Konderwich

PRHYLI - Capital District Delegation

Description: PRHYLI Participants

The Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute is sponsored by the New York State Puerto Rican Hispanic Task Force and the New York State Education Department. The goals of the Institute are to develop leadership skills in Latino/Hispanic youth; to create opportunities for Latino/Hispanic students to interact with positive role models such as Puerto Rican/Latino elected officials, educators, and business leaders; to create partnerships and conversations among educators, business leaders and students, and to develop in depth knowledge of the state legislative process. 

In preparation for the Institute a local training program sponsored by the Capital District RBERN is conducted. Students that apply for the program are trained over the winter and twelve students are then selected to participate in the Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute in Albany at the end of March.

During the three-day Institute in Albany, students participate in leadership activities, network with high school students from across New York State, participate in a mock assembly, interact with legislatures and attend a Student Recognition Dinner where college scholarships are awarded to seniors on a competitive basis.

For information, visit the Angelo Del Toro PRHYLI statewide website.

Angelo Del Toro biography

Scholarship winners

For the 2018 student application, please see link below:

2018 Capital District Student Application