On November 17, 2017 we celebrated another successful Latino Summit. We had panelists from across the Chicagoland area. Our opening ceremonies featured a keynote from Illinios lieutenant governor, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Traditional Folkloric performances from The Maine East Latino Club from Maine East High School and The Latin American New Roots Dance Club From Barrington High School.
We have compiled a photo album of this year's events. Please enjoy!
We could use your help!
We are creating a video documentary of past Latino Summit participants. We would love for you to participate by recording a short two to three minute video. We have crated a list of guidelines and questions to help you create an impactful and inspirational video about your experience.
What should you include in the video?
Here are a list of questions we need you to answer in the video:
Your inspirational input.
Here is a list of questions you can answer in your video as well. Use one of these to help you shape your message.
Things to keep in mind.
You are exactly what Latino Summit is all about! Here are some guidelines that will keep our message consistent.
We would truly appreciate your participation! Thank you for sharing your journey! This year’s Latino Summit event will take place on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at Harper College. We will be sharing the finished video documentary after it’s viewing at the event.
In late March 2016 Stanford announced that accepted students whose families make less than $125,000 a year won’t have to pay anything for tuition. Stanford's student tuition normally runs nearly $46,000 a year.
“Our highest priority is that Stanford remain affordable and accessible to the most talented students, regardless of their financial circumstances,” said Provost John Etchemendy in a press release. “Our generous financial aid program accomplishes that, and these enhancements will help even more families, including those in the middle class, afford Stanford without going into debt.” The school says that 77 percent of undergraduates leave without student debt.
Read the full article below.
According to the U.S Department of Education black and Latino high school students are continuing to close the graduation gap with their white counterparts. The following article from The Root explains the data and why education is important.
The 15th annual Latino Summit at Harper College was a successful event which occurred on Friday November 20th, 2015. There were over 510 students in attendance. The event has continued to grow with a passion for inspiring youth to establish post secondary goals for college attendance and career development. The Latino Summit also takes great pride in establishing scholarships for Latino Senior students. This year there were 36 scholarships awarded to deserving students. The scholarship process is highly competitive with over 120 scholarship applications received. The Latino Summit Committee is a selfless committee that continues to prosper and pay it forward to younger generations!
"Every 30 seconds, a Latino citizen turns 18 and becomes eligible to vote," Gabriel Sanchez, a political science professor at the University of New Mexico, said at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual policy conference in Washington on Tuesday." That's 66,000 each month. That's a powerful number." We Latinos and Latinas are a powerful people in many respects, so we need to start using this power, especially when it comes to politics. We need to get involved in politics, and at least educate ourselves in the area so that we have our voices heard.
Click here to see How Young, Diverse Voters Will Shape 2016's Elections
Where were you 5 years ago? Five years ago, 33 Chilean miners were trapped about 2,000 ft. underground when their mine collapsed. The world stood still, holding their breath and awaiting news of any survivor. The movie 'The 33' came out on 11/13/15.
Watch was the Latino actors had to say about this historic event in Latino history: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/stars-chilean-mining-movie-33-drama-affirmation-life-n459866