The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), with the ongoing partnership from Facebook, held an open house to celebrate the upgrade of a LULAC technology center at Mission Graduates in San Francisco, California. Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization focused on college attainment for students K-12.
“With the support of Facebook, LULAC will continue to ensure that the Latino community in San Francisco has access to up to date technology which will allow Latino students to compete at a level playing field,” said LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha Jr.
The effort is part of LULAC’s Empower Hispanic America with Technology (EHAT) initiative, which focuses on closing the technology gap in underserved communities. The upgrades to the technology center included new desktop computers, high speed Internet, and office software.
“We’re proud of our partnership with LULAC and thrilled to support its mission to advance technology education for the Hispanic community,” said Susan Gonzales, Facebook Community Engagement Director. “Exposure to technology is critical to the development of our local youth, and through our support of the Mission Community Beacon program, we can encourage students to explore careers in computer science and engineering.”
Without access to the Internet or to computer equipment, students are more likely to fall behind in their school work. The upgraded technology center will help Mission Graduates produce a college-going culture among the Latino population.
“By helping Mission Community Beacon families build skills and confidence with technology, we are able to empower parents and students to better leverage online tools to support academic success and development of 21st Century skills,” said Eric Cuentos, Parent Partner Program Director, Mission Graduates.
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Sponsored by the Exxon Mobil Corporation, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) will award one (1) national scholarship of $20,000 (paid over four years), and twelve (12) $2,000 local scholarships to qualified Latino high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U. S. post-secondary institutions. Applicants must reside within the following cities or surrounding areas:
Miami, FL | Kansas City, MO | Albuquerque NM | Philadelphia, PA | Bayamon, PR | Corpus Christi, TX | Houston, TX | Dallas, TX | El Paso, TX | San Antonio, TX
Must be a graduating high school senior
Must be a Hispanic student accepted into and planning to attend a full-time program in engineering leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
Must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
Must have scored 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test (sum of critical reading and mathematics scores).
Must be a U. S. Citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.
The application period for the ExxonMobil / LNESC Scholarship is from February 20, 2015 to April 15, 2015. For more information, please click here.
As part of its mission of providing the highest quality educational opportunities to high-need Latino youth, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) is partnering with McDonald’s® to help promote the RMHC®/HACER® Scholarship to qualifying high school seniors across the U.S.
The RMHC/HACER Scholarship was founded to assist Hispanic high school students pursuing a college education. To date, RMHC has awarded more than $24 million in scholarships to outstanding Hispanic students.
In 2008, the national scholarship was added, offering four $100,000 awards to Hispanic high school seniors, who are selected based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and community involvement.
The RMHC/HACER Scholarship is awarded on a regional and national level, and awards range from $1,000 to $100,000. Applications for the 2015 RMHC/HACER Scholarship will be accepted from October 1, 2014 through January 20, 2015.
General Eligibility Requirements
- Be a high school senior
- Be younger than 21 years old
- Have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage
- Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study
- Be a legal U.S. resident
- Live in a participating RMHC Chapter’s geographic area (for local/regional scholarships)
- Submit a complete application and all required documentation by January 20, including:
- Letters of recommendation
- List of community service projects
- Academic transcript
- Personal essay highlighting academic, career, and personal goals