LULAC And Spectrum Empower Young Latinas To Pursue Steam Education And Careers
Partnership to Provide Impactful Program for Hispanic Young Women
Washington, DC - LULAC Institute in partnership with Spectrum will award eight $5,000 grants to LULAC Councils and partner organizations to host the 2021 Latina LEADS program and empower middle school girls to pursue STEAM college degrees and careers.
“The future of our country is our youth, and their success is linked in part to science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. Congratulations to the awarded LULAC Councils and partner organizations for building the pipeline to increase diversity and inclusion in these important fields. This is possible thanks to Spectrum’s investments in LULAC Councils that are advancing opportunities for Latina youth to propel themselves into STEAM fields. LULAC and Spectrum are long-standing partners who have worked together to broker success at the local and national levels,” said LULAC’s Chief Executive Officer, Sindy M. Benavides.
LULAC Institute and Spectrum partnered to develop this robust and impactful program for Hispanic middle school-aged girls aimed to increase their exposure to STEAM fields through workshops, interactive activities, keynote speakers, academic and career guidance, and more.
“Spectrum will support LULAC’s Latina LEADS program for a second year, doubling the size of our investment in this transformational program,” said Rhonda Crichlow, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Charter Communications, which operates the Spectrum brand of internet, TV, voice and mobile solutions. “Spectrum’s investment in the Latina LEADS program is emblematic of our deep and long-standing relationship with LULAC and reflects our commitment to the academic and career advancement of Latinos as well as the long-term success of the communities where our employees and customers live and work.”
Although women across the United States have made significant strides in education and economic security, statistics show that Hispanic women still lag behind compared to their non-Hispanic counterparts. Even within the STEAM fields, research finds significant pay gaps across gender and racial and ethnic lines.
Through this initiative, LULAC Councils and partner organizations work in their local communities to support efforts to increase Hispanic, female representation in the STEAM workforce across the United States.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/
Spectrum is a suite of advanced communications services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 31 million customers in 41 states. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.
For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.