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Graduation '24 Draws Grads, Family, Dignitaries
Graduation '24 Draws Grads, Family, Dignitaries
The LLI graduation ceremony in may was held at Skagit Community College in Mount Vernon. Attendees included workshop participants, faculty, parents and friends, plus some excited children of students.

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LLI 2024 Project Presentations
Saturday, May 11th, we saw students from Edmonds College, Skagit Valley College, and the University of Washington- Bothell come together at the Edmonds College Campus to share their project presentations with the fellow colleges and evaluators.

Getting Started: Life Cases

The Edmonds College group focused their efforts on addressing important facets of life such as Education, Family, Health, Career, Community, and Immigration. Accordingly, they assisted newly arrived parents and families with navigating American resource systems. In their presentation, the Edmonds College Group spoke about four different cases: Immigrants with Degrees Already, Balancing Parent and Student Life, Living Life as an Immigrant, and Advocating for Immigrant Families. Each group member was assigned to a case in which they presented their experience dealing with their respective issue and shared information, statistics, resources, and steps to contribute to a solution. Sharing this information can help community members be able to support others who are experiencing the reality of the presented life cases and are struggling to balance the different areas of life, especially in regards to those who are immigrants.

Inspiring Latino Scholars

The UW Bothell group designed a curriculum to facilitate Mentorship sessions where they provided resources to Bothell High School Latinx students. Bothell High School students were mentored by UW Bothell LLI students to help address college and post-high school graduation career pathways. Mentor session topics include: Things You Don’t Know You Need to Know as a First-Generation Student, Financial Aid, College Application and Admissions Process, Major/Career Explorations, Resume and Personal Statement Workshop, and Visualizing Your College Experience.

Raices Unidas

The Raices Unidas group from Skagit Valley College created a sense of belonging through culture. The young children of immigrants are at a higher risk of joining gangs, largely due to the prevailing loneliness epidemic in the US. In such environments, gangs often fulfill the emotional needs for acceptance and cultural identification that these young individuals lack in their daily lives. Their project was to promote cultural identification with family roots to address this need effectively. Activities included tortilla crafting, folklore dancing, pinata crafting, and a dinner reunion with workshop participants and community members.

O.U.R. Journey Youth Program

The Youth Program Group from Skagit Valley College reached out to the organization O.U.R. Journey to support their community as a whole by helping coordinate a sports play day. Their main focus was to promote and share fun activities with the youth and their parents that stimulate a sense of belonging, happiness, and overall team work within all participants. The play day also served as a a fundraiser for O.U.R. Journey and local nonprofits that share community values.

LLI Website: Leadership Network

The LLI Website: Leadership Network group from Skagit Valley College designed an online platform with information from Skagit Valley College that allows for the distribution of information about LLI. This project gives information of the past LLI members who participated in the LLI class as well as the projects that they developed for the communities

View the Project Presentations Here!

LLI 2024 3rd Immersion Seminar
Saturday, April 13th, we saw students from Edmonds College, Skagit Valley College, and the University of Washington- Bothell come together at the University of Washington Bothell Campus to hear from local leaders in their community.

Welcome- The morning started off with Dana Washington, Community-Engaged Learning Program Manager at the University of Washington, welcoming the students to the busy campus! Giving the students a run down of the upcoming speakers and agenda for this event, which is attached below!

Leadership for a Multicultural Age- Dr. Laura Cailloux, Department Chair/Faculty for Sociology & Ethnic Studies at Skagit Valley College, presented about Leadership. She spoke about the shifting demographics in the United States population. She shared these two statistics with the group: 45% of American workers experienced discrimination and/or harassment in the past year (Gallup) and 78% of employees who responded to a Harvard Business Review (HBR) study said they work at organizations that lack diversity in leadership positions (Harvard Business Review). She also shared the wealth inequality that is present: In 2021, the median wealth of a Latino household was $48,720, which is only about 20% of non-Hispanic White households’ median wealth of $250,400 (Muhammad and Gardner). Creating an open discussion about these topics allowed the group to understand the roles this plays in their lives.

Mastering the Art of Presentation: Strategies for Effective Communication- Sarah Boland, Assistant Career Advisor at the University of Washington, presented on how to effectively create and communicate a presentation and tailor it to your audience. She spoke about the planning and gathering of ideas before we elaborate on the presentation itself. Understanding your audience, is important in developing the presentation so that the audience gets the message clearly. She led an interactive activity where students gave a speech to their neighbor and the partner counted the "um" and "like" that were said. Practicing your presentation material will help to reduce the filler words and help you to be more professional.

Careers for the Greater Good- Aliza Auces, Sr. Medicaid Policy Analyst at The MITRE Corporation spoke about her experience through work and where this has led her. When working towards finding a career that works for you and aligns with your personal values and societal impact, you can't be afraid to try something new and see where that leads you. Aliza and her career in Health Policy pushes her to continue influencing policymaking and leveraging her role as a culturally competent health policy expert to serve and give voice to underserved communities.

There are four different types of careers Aliza shared with the students:

  • Nonprofit sector: roles in NGOs, charities, social enterprises
  • Public sector: government positions focused on public service and policy-making
  • Social entrepreneurship: starting businesses with a social or environmental mission
  • Corporate social responsibility: careers in companies committed to ethical and sustainable practices

Aliza wants everyone to know that there is no right path and to be confident in yourself, know your worth, create and ground yourself in community, prioritize your health so that you can help others, be comfortable with change, be curious, and ask questions.

Project Planning- Groups got to meet with their advisors and speak about their community projects and fill out a planning document for LETI to have a summary about their project and presentation that they will be completing in May.

Debriefing and Evaluation- The session ended with LETI's Founder & CEO sharing information about our upcoming Breakfast Fundraiser, volunteer opportunities for putting videos together, LLI Alumni Association information, as well as to complete the evaluation about the seminar!

To hear what the speakers had to say, watch the recording that is linked below!

Review the Zoom Recording Here!

Speakers present action techniques in Third Immersion Seminar
The April 13th Immersion Seminar featured Dana Washington, Community-Engaged Learning
Program Manager, University of Washington Bothell, who introduced the speakers.

Dr. Laura Cailloux, Department Chair/Faculty for Sociology & Ethnic Studies, Skagit Valley College, presented "Leadership for a Multicultural Age." She reviewed issues of inequality facing minority groups in the USA.

Sarah Boland, Assistant Career Advisor, UW Bothell, lectured on "Mastering the Art of Presentation: Strategies for Effective Communication" with a framework for effective in-person presentations.

Aliza Auces, Sr. Medicaid Policy Analyst, The MITRE, led a Zoom session on "Careers for the Greater Good," which elicited group participation in a Q&A session.
LLI 2024 2nd Immersion Seminar
Saturday, March 2nd, we saw students from Edmonds College, Skagit Valley College, and the University of Washington- Bothell come together at the Skagit Valley College Campus to hear from local leaders in their community. See the attached agenda for this event!

Student Slideshow- The morning started off with each student standing up and introducing themselves. They said their name, school, what they are currently studying or what they want to do as a career in the future.

Leadership Stories- We then introduced a panel of four local leaders in the Skagit County area.

  • Claudia Avendano-Ibarra, Human Services Department Chair, Skagit Valley College
  • Elizabeth Ibanez, Employment Development Specialist, Worksource Skagit
  • Dr. Ismael Vivanco, Superintendent, Mount Vernon School District
  • Victor Ponce, North Cascades Program Manager, Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

They each answered the following questions that we has prepared for them:

  • Which habits, attitudes, or beliefs were the most important in the leadership roles you have held?
  • What was the most important lesson you learned when becoming a leader?
  • Were there any cultural imperatives that affected your role as a leader?
  • From your point of view, what is the most significant issue your school system is facing now?
  • To mitigate the current dropout rate, what is your message to parents, students, and the community?

Roundtable Discussions & Lunch with Mentors- We then transitioned into four roundtable discussion groups.

The topics discussed included:

  • College Engagement, Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion- Led by Eduardo Torres, Assistant Director, Center for Student Engagement & Leadership, and, Center for Student Cultural Diversity & Inclusion
  • How to create an LLI alumni association?- Led by Rees Clark, Former LETI Board Member and co-founder of Clark Internet that houses LETI's website
  • Current Issues affecting the Community- Led by Karla Rios, LETI Board Member and School Counselor at Everett Public Schools
  • Internship Opportunities in different areas- Led by Janette Garcia, LETI Board Member and Lead Social Worker at South Park Senior Center

To review the notes from the Roundtable Discussions, click here!

To meet the students and hear what the panelists had to say, watch the recording that is linked below!

Review the Zoom Recording Here!

LLI 2024 1st Immersion Seminar
Saturday, February 19th, we saw students from Edmonds College, Skagit Valley College, and the University of Washington- Bothell come together on Zoom to hear presentations from LLI advisors and other leaders in the community. See the attached agenda for this event!

Welcoming Remarks- We heard from Karla Rios, a LETI Board Member as well as a School Counselor at Everett Public Schools, speak about how she is here to support the students with their projects or answering any questions. She was also in LLI during the 2012 cohort, then she went on the get her Bachelors degree in 2016 and now her Masters in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.

Team Formation & Project Planning- We heard from Skagit Valley College LLI advisors Cynthia Aguirre and Jorge Estefan speak about how you can engage in a project. Team formation consists of initial forming, community agreements, and team maintenance. Developing a goal for the project and roadmap to achieve that goal is crucial for success. Make sure that everyone knows their responsibility and that everyone's voice is able to be heard through every aspect of your project planning.

Unveiling Inequality and Racism- Dr. Sally Guzman, Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, Edmonds School District, presented on this topic. She began to speak about the Amygdala Hijack. Your Amygdala is in your brain and was responsible for our fight or flight and now comes up when we are pushed on cultural norms. Culture is very in depth, where we like to think of it as a cultural tree or cultural iceberg - 90% is underground or underwater. There are three levels of culture - surface level, shallow level, and deep culture. Surface level is what everyone can see based on what you wear or what you eat. Shallow culture includes less explicit aspects like personal space or eye contact. Finally, deep culture is beliefs providing a foundation for culture that are unconscious. Sally also spoke about Bias - preconceived notions, which was a good survival skill to know when things would be harmful for our existence. There are three types of Biases spoken about including Explicit Bias, Implicit Bias, Group/Affinity Biases. Explicit bias is a conscious belief or attitude towards a person or group. Implicit bias is unconscious bias based on prejudice and stereotypes. Group bias is when a people favor their own ingroup members.

Movie Reflection and Discussion- Harvest of Empire Documentary- Juan Peralez, President, Unidos of Snohomish County, led the discussion on the Harvest of Empire Documentary that the students were required to watch. They had a focus on foreign policy and discussed if the U.S. foreign policy of imperialist intervention towards Latin America has changed, white supremacy in Olympia, and about the U.S. backed military crews in South America.

Adapt, Evolve, Grow- The Power of Change in our Journeys- Sixta Morel, Voice actress, Public speaking instructor, shared with us her experience with change. Her chain of change consisted of understanding, embracing, adapting, evolving, and growing. We will not be the same person as we are now - we will continue to evolve. Being patient with your journey is important and listening to yourself, building mental and emotional strength to move forward is key to change. Things can always go wrong, when giving a public presentation for example. If you expect things to happen and humanize your audience, this can help you to understand that it is okay to have bumps in the road. Change require actions- starts with one first step, but you don’t have to change yourself based on how it is received by the public. Embrace change, don’t resist it, give it your best. We can always start over.

Hear more about the sessions and what the speakers had to say in the recording below.

Review the Zoom Recording Here!

LLI 2024 Kick-Off
Saturday, January 20th, we saw students from Edmonds College, Skagit Valley College, and the University of Washington- Bothell come together on Zoom to hear from local leaders in the community. See the attached agenda for this event!

We had over 60 attendees total, including over 40 students, join to hear Welcoming Remarks from leaders, a Panel of Elected Officials and Leaders, as well as a presentation about the History and Contributions of Latinos in WA State.

Welcoming Remarks- We heard from WA State Representative Lillian Ortiz-Self, President of Edmonds College Dr. Amit Singh, President of Skagit Valley College Dr. Christopher Villa, Director at the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion University of Washington Bothell Melissa Keightley, and LETI Founder & CEO Rosario Reyes. They spoke about giving back to those in the community being something that is needed in the world. Everyone's voices need to be heard at every level since we are the future. Being honest and transparent makes a difference for those who are marginalized in the community. Listen to the rest of the remarks in the recording below!

Panel of Elected Officials and Leaders- We heard from Mount Vernon Councilmember Iris Carias, Former Mount Vernon Councilmember Juan Morales, and Former WA State Senator Maralyn Chase. They were able to share their thoughts on a series of questions including describing their past jobs leading up to being in office, skills that have been valuable for their achievements, why they initially ran for office and the challenges that they faced along the way, as well as critical issues for Latinos and people of color and a call to action for our future leaders. Hear their answers in the recording below!

History and Contributions of Latinos in WA State- Dr. Antonio Sanchez spoke about Latinx in WA State and in the US. He shared with us leaders who pioneered they way through Washington State and the US that many of us did not learn in school. He shared how the largest growth of voting age Washingtonians are Latinos and that Latinos are the largest racial/ethnic group in WA State. We learned about Tlahuicole, Ynes Mexia, and Maria Adelina Isabel Otero-Warren and how their bravery and discoveries are still impactful to this day. Hear more about this in the recording below.

Other participants include:

  • Dr. Shari Dworkin, Professor at UWB
  • Dr. Jack Khan, President of Shoreline
  • Dr. Lisa Edwards, Superintendent Verdant Health Commission
  • Dr. Rees Clark, Former LETI Board Member and supporter
  • Dr. Susana Reyes, Superintendent Shoreline
  • Dr. Victor Vergara, Assistant Superintendent Edmonds School District
  • Dr. Laura Cailloux, Skagit Valley College
  • Dr. Jorge de la Torre, VP of Student Engagement
  • Dr. Linda Lyshall, Executive Director Snohomish Conservation District
  • Kristin Marshall, Habitat Restoration and Floodplan Department Director

Review the Zoom Recording Here!

LLI 2024 Orientation
Saturday January 6th, we saw the University of Washington- Bothell LLI group join the advisors and LETI LLI team members to understand more about the program expectations and do team building exercises. See the attached agenda of this event that took place on Zoom.

Dana Washington, Community-Engaged Learning Program Manager at the University of Washington- Bothell started out the session with an icebreaker. Students and advisors were able to learn more about each other through a series of questions including if they prefer morning or night as well as if they would rather eat at home or at a restaurant.

Eduardo Torres, Assistant Director, Center for Student Engagement & Leadership and Center for Student Cultural Diversity & Inclusion at Edmonds College went over the expectations of the program. Students heard all of the in person dates, plans for their meetings at their own schools, as well as their group project and presentation.

Beth Wangen, 4-H Volunteer Development Coordinator, WSU Extension, led a team building activity. She shared the importance of creating a contract between group members so everyone understands their role and how this will tie into the group project. Students also answered a series of questions to see if they identify more as someone who takes charge in a group or is able to listen and make sure everyone has a voice.

Review the Zoom Recording Here!

2023 - 2024 LLI Information and Updates
The 2023 - 2024 LLI cohort is being formed and the students are eager to begin! The first group session for the three schools, Edmonds College, Skagit Valley College, and University of Washington Bothell, will begin January 6th with our group Orientation!

For Edmonds College, the program will begin with Orientation on Saturday, January 6th, and the leaders will strive to meet with Edmonds College students beforehand to let them know about the program.

For Skagit Valley College, winter quarter for Latino Leadership Initiative begins 1/13/24. Their focus this quarter will be to begin exploring and planning for the start of their team service projects that will be presented to community members as well as having their classmates interview a Local Leader. They would like to highlight that they have a great team of 15 students of all ages and backgrounds who are passionate about learning skills to better serve our Latino community and who are eager to begin to work on their service project. They just completed Fall quarter where we focused on Latino history, leadership and the understanding of community needs.

The University of Washington Bothell LLI cohort will start the week of January 8th - 12th. In the past UW Bothell has been a proud partner of Bothell High School, mentoring Latinx students and this year our community service project will continue to reflect the combined interest of the cohort for how they want to support the Latinx community. For more information about UW Bothell's Latino Leadership Initiative cohort, click here to visit their webpage!

We are excited to get the students together and begin the 2023 - 2024 Latino Leadership Initiative!
UW/Bothell Shares LLI Experience
The mark of a mentor

By Elisabeth Schnebele

Students in the Latino Leadership Initiative don’t just change their own lives. They also inspire local Latino high school students.

Often, education is taken for granted. It’s not unusual for children and teenagers alike to dread going to class or doing their homework. Some have parents who reinforce the importance of going to school, but not all can or do, depending on their life circumstances.

This discrepancy is particularly evident when looking at U.S. Census percentages of different populations who have college degrees. Among major ethnic groups, Latinx appear to have the weakest rates, with only 33% percent of adults having at least a bachelor’s degree.

“In our Latinx, Hispanic community, I feel like a lot of parents don’t necessarily pay attention to us kids,” said Maria Valentina Palacios, a 2022 University of Washington Bothell alumna who majored in Law, Economics & Public Policy and minored in Human Rights. “It’s not because they don’t want to or don’t care. It is because they are so busy working trying to provide for their family. Many are immigrants and don’t necessarily know how to help or, like I said, have the time to help — and so the kids get overwhelmed and want to drop out.”

Latinos have the highest dropout rate as well as low participation in civic, political and community activities, confirmed Victoria Breckwich Vasquez, affiliate assistant professor and lecturer in UW Bothell’s School of Nursing & Health Studies. “There are many reasons as to why this occurs — lack of role models or mentors, weak organizations and cultural barriers — but an important one is the need for more Latino leaders at all levels.”

The Latino Education & Training Institute, based in Lynnwood, Washington, is working to help people overcome these obstacles — with the assistance of UW Bothell students.

Expanding leadership
LETI was founded by Rosario Reyes, a first-generation immigrant from Peru, as a response to the lack of information and resources available to Latino immigrants. Its mission is to facilitate the personal and financial success of Spanish-speaking Latino immigrants and low-income individuals so they can pursue their dreams and can become leaders in their communities.

In 2013, LETI brought together community leaders and supporters to discuss how they could create a program to energize the Latino community and expand its leadership base in the Greater Seattle area. Representatives from several Puget Sound agencies and organizations joined the effort, and, after multiple brainstorming meetings, the group approved the development of a leadership curriculum for college and university students known as the Latino Leadership Initiative.

UW Bothell joined the LLI as a participating college four years ago, with Vasquez serving as the program supervisor. “It felt that oftentimes Latinx people didn’t have a strong foundation in having enough resources to help their communities,” Vasquez said. “So much of their experience — mine included — is constantly struggling to put their best foot forward and to find resources that they can use for their own professional development.

“This program is an effort to allow students to gain leadership skills and get access to resources and communal support so that they are then able to identify their needs, the needs of their communities and, most importantly, the capability to address those needs.”

At the heart of LLI is mentorship. Once a month, students from all participating colleges come together to meet and network with prominent Latinx dignitaries and professionals.

Shared experiences
“We have had community and civic leaders, politicians, teachers, health care leaders, musicians and artists,” Vasquez said, “People all over the map who come in and speak about how they see leadership in their own lives. And all of them are Latinx identified. So it really is an examination of being able to bring all of that talent to the room.

“For many of these students, they’ve never met people in these positions who are of the same culture, because it’s relatively rare. Seeing these people in person opens up the possibility of what is possible.”

The UW Bothell students aren’t just mentees. Over the course of the two-quarter program, they transition into the role of mentors for local Latinx high school students. “At the crux of the program is civic engagement, as the LLI students participate in a 40-hour internship service-learning project,” Vasquez explained. “The past three years we have partnered with Bothell High School as they have about 14% Latinx students, which is the highest population in the Northshore School District.”

Palacios participated in the program in 2022. Having immigrated to the United States her junior year of high school, she used her experience to relate to and better support these current high school students. “I knew what they were lacking, because I experienced it firsthand,” she said. “When I first started, I didn’t even speak English but was just thrust into classes. But it wasn’t just a new language, it was a new culture, a new everything.”

Above all else, Palacios remembers feeling lost.

“It was the most important year. I had to take the SAT and the ACT. I had to apply for colleges. My parents had never done any of this before either as they just moved to the U.S., too,” she said. “It was really hard and scary.”

Graduation dreams
Wanting to prevent the Latinx Bothell High School students from experiencing all these hardships, Palacio helped the juniors and seniors with their college applications and helped the first-year students and sophomores figure out which classes to enroll in, depending on their interests and goals.

The impact this made on their future was astronomical. “I worked with one student who was seriously considering dropping out of high school,” Palacios said. “I worked with one student who was seriously considering dropping out of high school. He felt really lost, like I did when I was that age. He also felt like his parents didn’t care about him. He didn’t really have anyone to talk to or anyone to listen, so that’s what I did.

“I asked him about his interests, what he liked and what he wanted to do in the future,” she said. “I met with him every week, and he started skipping classes less and less. Now he is about to graduate with his GED.”

Felicity Abeyta, a pre-major academic adviser in UW Bothell’s Student Success Center, has been able to bear witness to the growth and change students undergo while in the program. “These students are trailblazers — both the high-schoolers and the college students,” she said. “It is a beautiful system of generational mentoring where everyone’s experiences and knowledge are benefiting each other.

“Professor Vasquez passes it on to the UW Bothell students who pass it on to the high school students and so on and so forth,” Abeyta said. “It’s a wonderful, community-based format that impacts dozens of students.”

I worked with one student who was seriously considering dropping out of high school. He felt really lost, like I did when I was that age. He also felt like his parents didn’t care about him. He didn’t really have anyone to talk to or anyone to listen, so that’s what I did. I asked him about his interests, what he liked and what he wanted to do in the future. I met with him every week, and he started skipping classes less and less. Now he is about to graduate with his GED.

Maria Valentina Palacios, UW Bothell ’22
Trailblazer impacts
Abeyta said she also feels a personal connection to the program as a Bothell High School graduate and as a UW Bothell alumna (Society, Ethics & Human Behavior ’03) whose mother was a migrant farmworker. Abeyta was proud of her family but felt isolated from her identity and ran away from home at just 14 years old.

“Growing up, I really struggled finding community and people who looked like me. Being an adviser and participating in this program brings me a lot of joy because I can prevent students from experiencing a lot of the things that I went through and can help them develop strong pathways into their dreams,” she said.

“The LLI program achieves my whole dream of helping students — not just of getting them to economic stability but to where they have the foundation that empowers them to go on and be multicultural leaders in their communities and organizations. And then this mentorship and leadership development will come back to the UW Bothell community.

“I highly encourage students to apply for the program,” Abeyta said. “It won’t just change your life. It will change your community.”

(This article first appeared Aug 9, 2023 in the Newsletter of UW Bothell.)

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LLI Program Information
LETI, in partnership with Edmonds College, Skagit Valley College, and the University of Washington Bothell, seeks to train Latino students to be leaders, not only in words but in action.

In the Latino Leadership Initiative program, we hold training seminars where students from those schools can learn to be leaders and complete a community project to demonstrate the power of leadership by action.

Stay Tuned for 2024 information from this website and through the three colleges listed above!

2023 LLI Photos:

LETI's LLI Program Article
University of Washington Bothell's Public Information Specialist, Elisabeth Schnebele, wrote an article about our Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI) program. The article contains statements from UW Bothell's LLI advisors, Dr. Victoria Breckwich-Vasquez and Felicity Abeyta, about the intergenerational impact their LLI students have through their mentorship project with Bothell High School students.

Dr. Breckwich-Vasquez is an affiliate assistant professor and lecturer in UW Bothell’s School of Nursing & Health Studies, and Felicity Abeyta is a pre-major academic adviser in UW Bothell’s Student Success Center.

The article also features a testimonial from Maria Valentina Palacios, a 2022 University of Washington Bothell alumna and LLI alumna as well as a paralegal in immigration. Palacios reflected on her own experience with her mentee in which she was proud to see her mentee succeed through her support.

This program is in partnership with Edmonds College, Skagit Valley College, and the University of Washington Bothell where we have seminars and speakers who train Latino students to be leaders, not only in words but in action through community projects each group completes.

Read more about the University of Washington Bothell article here.

Click to learn more about the LLI program.

Photo from the University of Washington Bothell "The mark of a mentor" article.
EPA Invites Youth to Serve on National Environmental Youth Advisory Council
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the agency’s first-ever National Environmental Youth Advisory Council (NEYAC). This is to provide advice and recommendations on how to increase EPA’s efforts to address environmental issues and give a perspective on how the impacts of climate change and other environmental harms affect youth communities.

The EPA is looking to fill 16 vacancies on the NEYAC for ages 16 to 29. There is a webinar August 7th and applications are due August 22nd. Please see the EPA website for more information.

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2023 LLI Graduation
Congratulations to all the students for their hard work on their projects which were focused on helping strengthen the Latino community with resources and support!

Graduation will be held May 20th at Edmonds College, Woodway Hall Room 202 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Stay tuned for more information about the LLI graduation!
Students, check your emails and please RSVP with the total number of friends/family that will be in attendance.

Click to view the Graduation Program and Agenda

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