Latina LEADS Program Coordinator Portal
On-site Program Coordinators are instrumental in administering the Latina LEADS program curriculum to students in their communities. With their guidance and support, program participants will be empowerd to discover the world of STEAM!
This portal provides an overview of the program's objectives, timeline, communications cadence, and reporting platform.
For additional information or questions, please contact MCossio@LULAC.org.
The Latina LEADS program aims to:
- Improve participants’ attitudes towards studying and increase their knowledge of effective studying techniques;
- Improve participants’ academic performance, as measured by grades and attendance;
- Promote participants’ confidence and self-esteem towards learning in general;
- Increase participants’ on-time graduation rates, leading to graduation from high school and enrollment in college;
- Immerse participants’ in a technology-rich curriculum, including computer science and engineering;
- Provide participants opportunities and resources for leadership development, networking, and the development of workforce and business skills; and
- Expose participants to STEAM-related careers, including introductions to professionals that can serve as mentors.
The Latina LEADS program will:
- Introduce the digital world in a safe, legal, and ethical way. Participants will learn about their rights and responsibilities, as well as opportunities available to them in an interconnected digital world;
- Empower participants’ learning and ensure that they take an active role in learning;
- Help participants become creative communicators. By working with others in group environments, participants will learn how to think critically and find creative solutions;
- Administer career awareness and/or leadership workshops through a speaker series;
- Provide field trips to tech companies and other career development opportunities, such as job-shadowing leading Hispanic women.
This timeline serves the purpose of outlining major reporting deadlines. Sites must submit all items no later than the specified deadlines via Google Classroom.
- November 15, 2021
Entry Materials & Activation Reports Due
- January 15, 2022
Pillar 1 Reports Due
- March 15, 2022
Pillar 2 Reports Due
- May 15, 2022
Pillar 3 Reports Due
- July 15, 2022
Exit Materials & Pillar 4 Reports Due
Optional Office Hours: Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST
LULAC staff will host office hours every other week for the Latina LEADS program. Joining this meeting is optional. You are encouraged to join if you have any programmatic questions or concerns you’d like to discuss with the LULAC staff. Office hours will begin on August 5, 2021.
Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/kyf-szii-zwf
Join by phone: (502) 309-9178 PIN: 293 905 660#
Mandatory Cohort Check-in Calls
LULAC Institute will host mandatory cohort check-in calls to answer questions about upcoming reporting requirements and provide partnership, programmatic, and reporting updates. Additionally, two sites will be selected on a rotational basis to share a 10-minute presentation summarizing their program model, student engagement strategy, and success stories.
Cohort check-in calls will be taking place on the following dates from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CST.
- November 4, 2021
- January 13, 2022
- March 3, 2022
- May 12, 2022
- July 7, 2022
Join by phone: (904) 580-8516 PIN: 726 316 716#
The Google Classroom platform will be used by LULAC to deliver all program reporting templates, surveys, and communications to on-site Program Coordinators. At the commencement of the program LULAC staff will provide a Class Code for you to access the specific Google Classroom that will be used.
To access Google Classroom, visit classroom.google.com.
The short tutorials linked below can help you familiarize yourself with the platform's features.
Updating Admin Settings
Guide to Google Classroom
Submit an Assignment
If you have any further questions about Google Classroom, visit their Google Classroom Help Center at support.google.com/edu/classroom.