Education is the key to growth, upward mobility and continued participation in the American society. As a Non Profit organization, Latino U seeks to provide resources to first-generation Latino students who seek to go to college to improve their lives and make a better life for themselves, their families and their children. This is something immigrants have aspired to since the founding of America. The need for a college degree is an economic imperative for employment in this generation, yet the complexity of the college application and financial aid process is more challenging than ever! We are proud to be able to offer assistance and resources to those who may NEVER have a chance if it were not for our services. View Comment
thank you Steve. We had a fantastic turn out yesterday at our Financial Aid and FAFSA information session. Close to 100 attendees! The interest and desire are there, we only need to provide assistance and support with the process.
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Miguel, Thank you very much for your support. I hope you can attend tonight. If not, please contact me again and we will be happy to share more information with you about our organization and efforts.
Shirley View Comment
I am truly appreciative of this wonderful article highlighting the need for college access and resources for first-generation Latino students.
Please let me clarify one point on the article.... it was while assisting my daughter with her college process that I recognized the inequity in resources that currently exists overall. My daughters were fortunate to have parents who had both attended college, had resources and could assist them. What I could not imagine was how did the children who did not have this good fortune, maneuver through entirely on their own? This issue is what has compelled me and Latino U College Access to be a resource and support for the community.
We will screen the documentary "First Generation" at our event tomorrow. This documentary explores the problem of college access faced by first generation and low-income students and how their success has major implications for the future of our nation.
Shirley Acevedo Buontempo
Latino U College Access
Tickets to attend our event on Friday, November 30 th are still available on the Eventbrite site: Latino U College Access Event Registration
Looking forward to meeting all interested community members!
Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, MPA
Latino U College Access View Comment