EDUCATION

 

ILI is committed to increasing the number of Latino high school and college graduates in Indiana.  Education-focused programming includes, but is not limited to, the following:

 

COLLEGE ACCESS

College Coaching
ILI works with high school students to assess student and family needs, address barriers, and identify and focus on strengths. ILI helps students navigate the college application process, financial aid, career exploration, and provides referrals to general social service agencies for other needs.

College Coaching Application

College Preparation Workshops & Presentations
ILI presents information to students and parents about college readiness, scholarships, financial aid, workforce development, and other topics related to the college preparation process. 

Indiana Latino Education Summit
ILI provides information to high school students about how to successfully prepare for and complete the college access component of the college process. A motivational session, workshop presentations, and college and opportunities fair is provided for attendees.

 

COLLEGE SUCCESS

College Coaching
ILI works with students to assess student and family needs, address barriers, and identify and focus on strengths. ILI helps students navigate college processes, financial aid, career exploration, and provides referrals to general social service agencies for other needs.

College Coaching Application

Scholarships
ILI awards need and merit-based scholarships to students who show academic excellence and community service involvement. Preference is given to applicants who are Latino first-generation college students. Applications are due May 31, 2019.

ILI Scholarship Application 2020-2021
James Waters Memorial Scholarship Application 2020-2021

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Internship Program
ILI secures community partners to host interns over the summer. The internship includes real world experience as well as assistance from ILI staff who guide students to develop their resume and conduct career research projects. ILI provides interns with a scholarship upon completion of the internship.  Priority is given to students who submit their application by February 1, 2020.  The application deadline is March 1, 2020.

2020 Internship Student Application

Fellowship Program
ILI secures corporate partners to host fellows who college seniors or graduate students. The fellowship includes real world experience and character and leadership development trainings. Fellows are paid directly for their time. Priority is given to students who submit their application by February 1, 2020.  The application deadline is March 1, 2020.

2020 Fellowship Student Application

Freshmen Employment Exploration Program
ILI secures community partners to host incoming college freshmen over the summer. The program includes real world experience as well as assistance from ILI staff who guide students to develop their resume and provides professional development training’s. ILI provides students with a scholarship upon completion of the program. Priority is given to students who submit their application by February 1, 2020.  The application deadline is March 1, 2020.

2020 Employment Exploration Student Application

 

SYSTEM CHANGE

Advocacy
ILI works to inform community leaders, elected officials, education professionals, and community organizations about the challenges and opportunities that exist for college bound Latino Hoosiers. ILI also creates movements and informs the public about initiatives at the grassroots level.

Indiana Latino Higher Education Consortium
ILI works with college and university leaders to influence system change to increase Latino enrollment, retention, and completion rates at Indiana higher education institutions.

 

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