UW Tacoma to host Latino Education Summit March 22

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Hundreds of Puget Sound Latino high-school students in grades 9-11 will converge on the University of Washington Tacoma March 22 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the fourth annual Latino Education Summit.

The summit is designed to promote academic achievement and post-secondary education and training among Latino youth. The theme of this year's summit, "¡Si Se Puede! (Yes We Can!) More than words," challenges youth to live up to the legacy of the words that fueled a movement and solidified Cesar Chavez as a historical icon.

Students will be encouraged to strive for academic and personal success through workshops and a resource fair. Twenty-seven higher education and training institutions, three local scholarship foundations, AmeriCorps and Pierce County Corrections will provide information about education, training and employment opportunities.

The event is sponsored by the Northwest Leadership Foundation, Proyecto Molé, the Tacoma Public Schools and UW Tacoma. For information, contact the Northwest Leadership Foundation at (253) 272-0771, ext. 28.

March 13, 2007