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16 October 2012

Announcing the winner of the Los Angeles New Futuro Laptop Photo Contest!

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Hispanic Access Foundation is announcing the winner of the Los Angeles New Futuro Laptop Photo Contest! The winner is Shelem Celis. How did she win?  Shelem went to the New Futuro College Summit at the Pasadena Convention Center in Los Angles on September 29th.  She found the Hispanic Access Foundation booth and had her photo taken by one of our photographers. 

She followed the instructions that were emailed to her and her photo on Facebook received the most likes, 1,022, of all the participants from the Los Angeles conference. A little about Shelem: she is from Lomita, CA.  Her first choice of school is Oberlin College in Ohio because they have a college of science and also have a conservatory for music.  She’d like to take classes in music while pursuing a major in Pediatric Neuroscience. Her parents both went to college in Col0mbia.  When Shelem visited Colombia this past Summer she met a handicapped student from a poor family.  She vowed that if she won the laptop from HAF she would ship it to him because he is in greater need of it than she is. Hispanic Access Foundation will be giving away 4 more laptops, one winner will be chosen  from each of the following events: Houston- Reliant Park- October 6, 2012 New York – The Apex at Lehman College- October 20, 2012 Miami- Miami Dade County Fair & Expo – October 27, 2012 Chicago- Navy Pier Exhibition Hall – November 10,2012 You must attend one of these events to be eligible to win a laptop. Why is Hispanic Access Foundation participating in the New Futuro college prep fairs?  Hispanic Access Foundation knows that for families a college education is very important but that Hispanics are still not graduating from college at the rates this country needs for its economic future and prosperity. How else is Hispanic Access Foundation participating?

  • Executive Director Maite Arce is serving as an expert panelist on a televised Spanish-language discussion with parents and students regarding meaningful access to college
  • HAF Board Member, Marta Sanchez and HAF team member Liz Neuenschwander are giving presentations to parents and students titled, “Family Involvement in Education” and “Pathway to College.”
  • H&R Block is sponsoring Hispanic Access’ involvement in the New Futuro events, so to find us follow the signs for the H&R Block booths and workshops.

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