In an effort to promote academic achievement and post secondary education in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), LULAC of Wisconsin has partnered with Astronaut Jose Hernandez and his Reaching for the Stars Foundation. The initiative will provide online webinars, providing streaming video of Astronaut Hernandez in to participating schools where he will not only talk about his personal experience and the importance of STEM, but take questions from students as well! Click on Ask An Astronaut for more information.
LULAC Youth from Midwest participate in Multicultural Awareness Training at McDonald's famed "Hamburger University!"
Chicago, IL - On Saturday, September 7, 2013, LULAC Youth from Illinois and Wisconsin participate in McDonald's Corporation's Multicultural Awareness Youth Symposium at Hamburger University in Oakbrook, IL. During the symposium LULAC Youth, as well as youth from African American, Asian and LGBT communities learned the factors included in Multicultural Awareness as well as role played strategies for addressing issues that may arise in both professional and personal settings. On Sunday, the youth then visited the Chicago Muesum of Science and Industry.
Maria Castrejon-Perez Named 2013 UMOS Hispanic Woman of the Year!
Maria Castrejon-Perez, LULAC of Wisconsin Deputy State Director for the Elderly and LULAC Midwest Assistance & Programs Coordinator will receive her award as the 2013 UMOS Hispanic Woman of the Year at the UMOS Hispanic Awards Banquet on October 5, 2013 at the Italian Community Center. This award is given to the Woman that has had the greatest impact in the Hispanic community.
LULAC of Wisconsin headed to Washington DC for National Day of Advocacy!
Group to call for passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform!
LULAC of Wisconsin will be sending a delegation to Washington DC for LULAC's National Day of Advocacy and will be meeting with Congressional representatives on October 3, 2013. LULAC is calling for immigration reform that strengthens and protects the family, provides for adjustment of status for immigrants of good moral character with a realistic pathway to citizenship, provides for future immigration flow for both high and low skilled individuals, provides for our agricultural and dairy employer needs, and lastly, allows immigrant children who have completed high school and are of good moral character, to serve in the U.S. military or be admitted to colleges and universities as residents and eligible for in-state tuition, and upon completion of their military service or graduation from college, be provided with a pathway to citizenship.
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