New local effort will tackle barriers often faced by Latinos on the path to college
Thursday, 10/29: NLU & NLEI to make announcement about this effort
WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 6pm
WHAT: At this Thursday’s 2009 National Latino Education Institute (NLEI) commencement ceremony, National-Louis University and NLEI will announce a new, locally-driven effort to tackle specific barriers often faced by Latinos on the path to higher education.
WHERE: National Latino Education Institute, 2011 W. Pershing Rd., Chicago
Elba Aranda-Suh, Executive Director
National Latino Education Institute (NLEI)
Christopher Multhauf, Executive Dean
College of Management and Business at National-Louis University (NLU)
WHY: NLU and NLEI agree that in a local economy based on knowledge and professional, scientific and technical services, Chicago's Latinos must earn college degrees in greater numbers—for themselves and for their families. They also know the hurdles are formidable. So these two local institutions have joined forces to create a model partnership that combines innovative educational programs with community support to address specific challenges Latinos often face when pursuing a college degree, and to help create the next generation of health care, business and community leaders.
Learn more about NLEI, formerly Spanish Coalition for Jobs, at www.nlei.org.
Learn more about NLU’s initiative to promote access to higher education for Chicago's Latino community at www.nl.edu/proyecto.
Tracy Kremer, NLU, 312.261.3847
Laritza Lopez, NLEI, 773.394.9660