Release Date: June 14, 2013
Contact: Jordana King, Digital Communication Specialist, Latino Education and Training Institute, 360-631-6811, email@example.com
Six EvCC Students Graduate from Latino Leadership Institute
LYNNWOOD, Wash. - Six Everett Community College students graduated June 8 from the Latino Leadership Institute pilot program, which encourages young Latino and Latina college students to become active leaders in their communities and across the nation.
EvCC graduates include Noemi Galvan, Vanessa Guzman, Karla Rios Salcedo, Ubaldo Ruiz, Claudia Umana and Miriam Zaragoza. They were six of 16 participants in the program who completed the required leadership workshops and cumulative group project.
The Latino Leadership Institute pilot program seeks to put the future of Latino youth on the public agenda and promote leadership development and higher education through formal workshops, hands-on mentoring and service-learning projects. The Latino population is the nation’s largest ethnic minority and comprises over 11 percent of Washington state’s population and continues to increase, according to the 2010 Census.
The participating consortium spans across several counties and includes institutions of higher education such as: Edmonds Community College, Everett Community College, Skagit Valley College, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom Technical College and the EDASC Latino Business Retention and Expansion Program. The Latino Education and Training Institute (LETI) of Lynnwood oversees the management of the Latino Leadership Institute.