At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Latino Education Summit - Sat. February 11th!

On February 11, the Latino Policy Forum will convene a major summit of leaders, teachers, practitioners, politicians, and other stakeholders in Illinois education. The summit is the culmination of the Forum's K-12 Advisory Council, which has been formulating a comprehensive policy agenda for education reform for the last several months.   This is a great chance to meet state education leaders and see firsthand the process of non-profit and foundation-led education policy formulation.

The summit will feature keynote speaker Dr. Frances Contreras, Associate Professor and Director of the University of Washington’s Higher Education Program, and co-author with Patricia Gándara of The Latino Education Crisis.  The Consequences of Failed Social Policies.  

Because this will be a large event (300 are invited), we will need some help.
Volunteer duties will include registering and directing guests into the venue, food setup, A/V setup, and note-taking during small group breakout sessions. 

Here are the details:

Save the Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012
Time: 8:30am – 1pm
Location: Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western, Chicago, IL 60608

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, contact Jacob Vigil, education policy intern, at

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