Latino Empowerment Conference

This Event Has Been Postponed

In the interest of the ongoing health and safety of our college community, MCC is taking additional proactive steps to administer social distancing practices, as encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As of Monday, March 16, we are postponing all public events hosted at MCC. As we continue to observe the fluid situation related to COVID-19, when there is an opportunity to reschedule this event, we will share that information as quickly as possible. Thank you.

The purpose of the Latino Empowerment Conference is to inform, empower, and encourage Latino high school students to think about higher education. Students are able to pick workshops that relate to the pursuit of higher education, such as Career Planning for the Future, Getting Involved in College, Guide to College: Step by Step, Latino Professionals, Social Media Guidelines for Students, and What is Financial Aid and How do I Get It?

Ulysses Diaz / Speaker

Ulysses Díaz is a bilingual counselor/assistant professor at Waubonsee Community College. His passion to support marginalized students to access higher education and meet the unified goal of graduation is informed by the lived experiences of his students and community. Ulysses will be speaking on topics related to equity and diversity for the students and the community.

" Working at a Hispanic-serving institution has allowed me to witness the changing political climates impact on students' ability to find security and support in higher education. "

High School seniors can apply to MCC for free at the conference!

Everyone, including high school staff (teachers, advisors, counselors, etc.) must register using this website. Students, ask your counselor to register you.

The conference is FREE! Lunch is provided.



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