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The Annual LULAC Emerge Latino Leadership Conference Will Take Place in Washington, D.C. from Tuesday, February 14 through Thursday, February 16, 2017
Free Registrations Available Now

LULAC is proud to present the 2017 Emerge Latino Conference, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Emerge Latino Conference is a multi-day Latino leadership conference that provides college students with policy briefings on issues that impact the Latino community. Some of the highlights include:

  • Training on civic engagement practices, advocacy, program coordination, and job readiness;
  • Policy workshops on critical legislative issues affecting Hispanic Americans such as immigration, health, and the environment;
  • The LULAC Legislative Awards Gala and Awards Ceremony, which recognizes key leaders who have served the Hispanic community across the country;
  • Meetings with Members of Congress to advocate for key issues;
  • A career fair to explore job and internship opportunities in corporate, nonprofit, government, and non-traditional sectors.

Applications for a travel scholarship to attend the conference are due by December 2, 2016. The scholarship will pay for travel and lodging expenses. The deadline to register for the conference is January 20, 2017.

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-The Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP) is a 6-week summer program for undergraduate students who have completed the freshman or sophomore year in college, or who are graduating from high school in spring of 2013 and have been accepted into college. The Pritzker School of Medicine Office of Multicultural Affairs developed CAMP to help multicultural and disadvantaged students build the knowledge base and academic skills necessary for success in a premedical program.

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DSHREP-Diversity Summer Health-related Research Education Program at MCW

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SURPUS-Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Underrepresented Students at University of Pittsburgh

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