The Latino College Leadership Alliance is a Youth Programs initiative that seeks to empower Latino college students and young professionals through leadership development and civic engagement. This program provides participants with meaningful service-learning opportunities aligned with the mission of the Latin American Association. Participants engage with middle and high school students and advocate on issues that matter to Latino youth. The Latino College Leadership Alliance aims to develop leaders that serve as role models to the younger generation.

This initiative was created by a group of Latino college students who saw a need to bring together students and young professionals from across Georgia with the goal of giving back to the community and having a positive impact on the younger generation. This ambitious group is composed of students from higher education institutions such as Georgia State University, Oglethorpe University, Emory University, Georgia Tech, Georgia Gwinnett College and Morehouse College who work directly with our Youth Programs staff to develop meaningful ways to engage with and impact the younger Latino generation.

LCLA has three committees that focus on making strides to impact our communities:

[su_spoiler title=”Education” style=”fancy” icon=”chevron-circle”]May 2 – College talk for ELL students at Meadowcreek High School in Gwinnett.

May 2 – Career Day for middle school students at Liburn Middle School  in Gwinnett.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Community Affairs” style=”fancy” icon=”chevron-circle”] April 30 – March of Dimes: March for Babies Volunteer 5K in Atlanta

Sign-up here. [/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Advocacy” style=”fancy” icon=”chevron-circle”] May TBA – Trip to El Refugio to volunteer by providing hospitality and advocating for justice for immigrants. [/su_spoiler]

Meet our 2015-2016 LCLA Leadership Team

Chair: Mark Guevara, Georgia Gwinnett College

Co-Chair: Marie Cruzado, Oglethorpe University

Public Relations: Sebastian Garcia, Georgia Tech graduate, works for Sizemoregroup

Logistics: Alondra Cruz, Georgia State University

Membership Recruitment & Retention: Michael Garcia, Georgia State University

Committee Members

Education Committee Chair: Sandra Gonzalez – Georgia Tech/Emory University

Education Committee Members: Gabriela Juarez – Georgia State University, Crystal Ramirez – Georgia Gwinnett College

Advocacy Committee Chair: Greta Luna – Emory University

Advocacy Committee Members: Juan Caceres – Emory University, Brenda Hernandez – Oglethorpe University

Community Affairs Committee Chair: Esteban Carrillo – GA Tech graduate, works for the Georgia Department of Transportation

Community Affairs Members: Lorena Sanchez-Rubio – Georgia Gwinnett College, Laura Ramirez – Emory University.

If you are a college student or young professional interested in joining the Latino College Leadership Alliance, please sign-up using this link.

If you are interested in the knowing more about the LCLA or about a specific committee, please contact us:

For information on our high school mentoring program, please click here