LAAW Bulletin for May 12, 2008
1. PASOS 2008 - May 16, 2008
2. Date Raffle & Salsa Lessons Fundraiser - May 15, 2008
============================================================1. Pasos 2008 - May 16, 2008
The PASOS Celebration will take place at our own Washington College of Law on May 16 at 7:30 pm. This warm and unique graduation ceremony is exclusively for graduating Latino law students in the area and their families. Come experience a memorable event and support the latest group of graduating students. LAAW will also be awarding our first Bar Review Assistance Award to a deserving graduating WCL 3L.
Sponsorships and individual contributions are welcome. For additional information please contact Susie Valenzuela at (202) 466-3055 or svalenzuela@...
2. Date Raffle & Salsa Party Fundraiser
Join us in raising funds for the Emerging Leaders Program, a youth leadership and college prep program for Latino high school students, at a date raffle and salsa party fundraiser!
Thursday, May 15th 7pm-10pm
Guarapo in Courthouse
$5 suggested donation
All proceeds from donations, date raffle, and some drink sales will directly benefit the program. Please see the attached flyer.
For more information, please contact elp@...
or visit www.escuelabolivia.org
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) was started by WCL '07 alumna Natasha Quiroga and is currently managed by Vanessa Rodriguez, outgoing WCL LaLSA president, with several WCL students and alumni serving as mentors. ELP equips Latino high school students with the skills to become role-models in the Latino community. By participating in a 10-week leadership development program, students increase their leadership and communication skills, self-confidence, and pride in their heritage. Students prepare for college and explore career opportunities with the support of mentors who are young, Latino professionals. ELP is run by Escuela Bolivia, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization empowering Latino families through education.