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Subject: 2004 Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Institute
From: Jessi Reyes-Murray <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jessi Reyes-Murray <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 17 Mar 2004 10:04:20 -0800
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do we have young women to send to this?  please pass it around.

>  2004 Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Institute
>
>
>                      What is Latinas Learning to Lead?
>                    National Hispana Leadership Institute
>                            http://www.nhli.org/
>
>
>       The Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Institute's main purpose
> is
>       to train the next generation of Latina leaders. The Institute
>       combines leadership training with technical and practical experience
>
>       in a one-week comprehensive program in Washington, D.C.
>
>
>       The Institute focuses on personal and career planning, health and
>       well-being, entrepreneurship and leadership skills. There will be
>       sessions on cross-cultural communications, conflict resolutions,
>       race, class, and gender issues. You will have an opportunity to
>       interact with high-level Latina/o leaders during lectures, group
>       exercises, and site visits. Up to 20 Latina undergraduate college
>       students from diverse geographical areas and ethnic subgroups within
>
>       the Hispanic community will be selected each year.
>
>
>       Mission
>
>
>       To promote and foster the development of young Latina leaders
> through
>       training, professional development, relationship building, and
>       community and world activism.
>
>
>       Purpose
>
>
>       The Latinas Learning to Lead Institute was created to ensure that
>       young Hispanic women develop their personal and professional
>       potential to serve as leaders within the rapidly growing Hispanic
>       communities in the US. The Latinas Learning to Lead Institute
>       combines leadership training with technical and practical experience
>
>       in a comprehensive one-week program.
>
>
>       Benefits
>
>
>       ˇ         Learn the significance of being a Latina leader
>
>
>       ˇ         Develop professional and technical skills
>
>
>       ˇ         Acquire valuable leadership and employment skills
>
>
>       ˇ         Learn to be an effective voice in your community
>
>
>       ˇ         Meet other outstanding and diverse young Latinas from
>       across the country and become part of a powerful network
>
>
>       ˇ         Gain insight into public policy issues affecting the
> Latino
>       community and meet with national Latina/o leaders
>
>
>       ˇ         Visit important sites in Washington, D.C.
>
>
>       Eligibility
>
>
>       ˇ         Program graduating no sooner than December 2004
>
>
>       ˇ         Have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours by May 2004
>
>
>       ˇ         Have a minimum GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale
>
>
>       ˇ         Be between the ages of 17 and 22
>
>
>       ˇ         Demonstrated leadership as indicated by volunteer and
> other
>       activities
>
>
>       ˇ         Have a strong commitment to Latina/o issues.
>
>
>       Your commitment
>
>
>       The program is intensive and requires your full attention and
>       commitment. Participants must be able to travel to Washington, D.C.
>       during the week of July 11 to July 17, 2004. You must attend all
>       training sessions. Upon completion of the program, you will be
>       required to participate in a one-on-one or e-mail mentoring program
>       with a professional NHLI alumna and you must also commit to
> mentoring
>       two younger Latinas.
>
>
>       Cost
>
>
>       The National Hispana Leadership Institute will cover airline travel,
>
>       room and board and all classroom materials needed for the program.
>       Students are responsible for covering their own medical and travel
>       insurance and any incidental expenses.
>
>
>       How to apply
>
>
>       The 2004 Learning to Lead application is available online as a pdf
>       document. Click here to open the file. You will need Acrobat Reader
>       to open this file in your browser. If you do not have this program,
>       you can download it for free from www.adobe.com. The deadline for
> the
>       2004 Summer Youth Institute is April 12, 2004.  To apply for this
>       program, the following items must be included in your application
>       packet postmarked by April 12, 2004.
>
>
>       ˇ   Personal Essay: Essay must be typed and at least 500 words in
>       length. Include your name in the upper right-hand corner of the
> first
>       page. Your essay should address the following:
>
>
>       1. In your opinion, what are the major issues affecting the Latino
>       community and how do you see yourself impacting change?
>
>
>       2. Why would you like to participate in the NHLI Latinas Learning to
>
>       Lead Institute?
>
>
>       3.  A copy of your most recent transcript (official or unofficial)
>
>
>       4. Two letters of recommendation:
>
>
>       One from your academic advisor or a faculty member from your
> college;
>       the other from any adult you knows you well.
>
>
>       5.  Résumé including education, honors, extracurricular and
> community
>       activities, and employment history
>
>
>       6.  Five copies of your completed application.
>
>
>              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
>          Send your complete application postmarked by April 12, 2004 to:
>
>
>                       National Hispana Leadership Institute
>
>
>                             Latinas Learning to Lead
>
>
>                          1901 N. Moore Street, Suite 206
>
>
>                                Arlington, VA 22209
>
>
>                               Phone: (703) 527-6007
>
>
>                                Fax: (703) 527-6009
>
>
>                         Email: [log in to unmask], www.nhli.org
>
>

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