TECHNOLOchicas is a national initiative of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology. Eighteen Latinas from Boushall and Elkhardt-Thompson Middle Schools successfully completed the program.
The investment through the Ford Driving Dreams Grant program enables the Richmond Region LULAC Council 4614 and its partners, CodeVA, HACKTASTIC, Richmond Public Schools, and the Richmond Peace Education Center to create and implement a rigorous STEAM program at Huguenot High School in Richmond, VA. that includes a focus on community issues. Our strategic plan includes parent education, engagement with Richmond Public School Board, direct interaction with middle and high school principals, teachers, and ESL counselors and policy makers. We also address higher education access through the Exito Excolar initiative.
Youth Educational Enrichment Series Program (YEES) is a series of webinars featuring STEAM-focused workshops, academic and career development, essential life skills, and leadership skill-building. The program exposes students to Verizon volunteer role models through webinars and coaching activities.
2018 – Co-Plaintiff in Federal Court complaint: LULAC of Richmond v. Public Interest Legal Foundation, (sealed/confidential settlement award )
2020 - 18th Annual MLK Drum Majors Award honoree