LULAC Launches Membership Initiative Focused on College Latino Students

September 5, 2012

Contact: Paloma Zuleta, pzuleta@lulac.org, (202) 833-6130 ext. 103

The LULAC Collegiate Initiative Aims to Build 10,000 Latino College Student Members

Washington, D.C - The League of the United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) launched a national membership initiative to expand the number of LULAC college councils to prepare the next generation of LULAC leaders. Collegiate LULAC serves as the organization’s platform for engaging and empowering college students.

Collegiate LULAC’s mission is to build a national advocacy network of committed and passionate Latino college students working to impact LULAC’s next generation of members. During the first phase, the initiative’s goal is to establish 30 new collegiate councils. By 2020, the bold vision is to recruit 10,000 new college students into the LULAC membership.

“LULAC was founded by a group of young Latinos who wanted to change the social conditions that put them at a disadvantage during the 1920s. Collegiate LULAC builds upon the organization’s history of empowering young people to lead and provide them with the tools and resources to effect change,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “Latino college students are our next generation’s community leaders, corporate executives and entrepreneurs, and it is our responsibility to provide them with the support they need to be successful.”

The Collegiate LULAC Councils will be offering new members a variety of services including:

  • Opportunities to apply for the LULAC educational scholarships;
  • Opportunities to apply for LULAC National and LULAC Corporate Alliance internships;
  • Opportunities to attend local, state and national LULAC events;
  • Participation in community organizing and additional leadership training and;
  • Access to career development webinars and professional training session.

To join the movement, follow Collegiate LULAC on Twitter @collegiateLULAC and click like on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/collegiateLULAC.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 900 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.lulac.org/collegiate.

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