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Cielo fund-raising Fiesta

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CIELO is having its Spring fund-raising Fiesta, “Nueve de Mayo”/9th of May,” Saturday, May 9th,from 7-12 midnight at the Columbian Hall, 6794 Martin Way E. in Lacey, WA. Featured is spectacular Seattle dance troupe, Bailadores de Bronce, performing a variety of Mexican regional folkloric dances (7:30 to 8:30); live music “in a Latin groove” by local Olympia group, Los Calaveras; and a mix of your favorite Latino tunes in DJ format for dancing the night away. Enjoy traditional Latino foods and a no –host bar. This event supports CIELO’s bi-lingual, bi-cultural Language and Literacy Programs for Latino families in South Sound. Tickets are $20 at brownpapertickets.com or at the door; student tickets $10 with ID. For more information, call 360-709-0931 (noon-8pm weekdays).

 
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Opportunity to Attend the University of Washington Math Academy

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The University of Washington is still looking for applications for this summer’s Math Academy designed for high-achieving (minimum 3.0 GPA) high school juniors interested in Engineering. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 8, 2015. This program is free for student participants.

The College of Engineering Mathematics Academy helps students develop the math and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in engineering and exposes students to a variety of examples of engineering in practice. Open to all students from Washington state, the Math Academy especially targets underrepresented minorities in engineering including African American, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander and female students.

Math Academy is an intensive, four-week residential session held on the Seattle UW Campus in summer. Students engage in coursework created by UW math faculty and designed to develop the skills necessary to meet the high standards of college-level math and engineering. Students also have enrichment opportunities to explore the range of career opportunities available to engineers through lab tours, research projects, site visits and networking events.

For more information visit the UW Math Academy website: http://www.engr.washington.edu/alumcomm/mathacademy.html

We hope you will consider this opportunity and pass on this information to anyone who might be interested.

 
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HRT Strategic Planning Meeting

Over the weekend members of the HRT Board met to discuss the vision and goals for HRT in the upcoming year.

From this meeting a new mission statement and vision were developed for HRT:

Vision Statement

Una fuerte comunidad Latina. A strong Latino community.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Hispanic Roundtable is to strengthen the Latino community through partnerships, education, community building and cultural representation.

 
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You talked, we listened…

The results from our Media Survey are in!
Thank you to all those who contributed of their time and opinions.

 
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We need your help to ensure that we are disseminating relevant and timely information to our members and the Latino community at large, so please take a few minutes (less than 5) to complete our Media Survey!

Thank you in advance!

 
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Hispanic Roundtable Champion

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Vincent Perez was recognized by the Hispanic Roundtable at the Thurston County Together! Champions Banquet. Thank you for all that you do for the Latino Community Vincent!

About Vincent:

Vincent Perez is the Latino outreach coordinator for the Association of Washington School Principles student leadership program. He was practiced experiential education and training for more than 15 years, with a focus on student engagement and staff development in leadership, juvenile justice and Latino empowerment. In 2004, he founded La Cima (the Summit), a bilingual leadership program. He has served as a Cispus challenge course manager, and worked in juvenile court mentoring and diversion. Vincent is especially moved when young people discover their voice and affirm their self worth.

 
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Thank you sponsors!

The Hispanic Roundtable would like to thank all sponsors and attendees for making the 2014 Latino Youth Summit another successful and memorable event. Contained in this Summary slide show are key data from the 2014 Summit, and important information to be taken into consideration for next year’s Summit. Please take a moment to digest this information.

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors and in-kind donors. The Latino Youth Summit would not be possible every year if the Hispanic Roundtable were not able to reach out for support from the benevolent and committed organizations in our community.

 

 
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Latino Youth Summit

Published on October 8, 2014 by in Featured

The Hispanic Round table and summit planning committee thanks our community sponsors and supporters for contributing to the Annual Latino Youth Summit.

Click here for a complete list of sponsors and pictures from the day of.

 
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My Beloved World: A Talk with Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Published on April 28, 2014 by in General

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor meets with University of Washington students to talk about My Beloved World, her memoir chronicling her journey from a housing project in the Bronx, New York, to her service as a federal judge in New York, and ultimately as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Drawing from student-submitted questions, UW Provost Ana Mari Cauce interviews the Justice about the formative experiences that shaped her into who she is today. Watch what Sotomayor has to say on a range of issues, including advice she would give to her 20-year-old self, handling racially-charged situations, what she is optimistic about, and much more.

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HRT Board Member Kathy Baros-Friedt Recipient of the Thurston Group’s Humanitarian Award

Published on January 21, 2014 by in General, Media
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Barbara Clarkson presenting Kathy Baros-Friedt the Thurston Group’s Humanitarian Award at the organization’s annual banquet in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kathy Baros-Friedt received the Humanitarian Award from the Thurston Group of Washington State for her work in support of programs for youth and the homeless.  She was presented the award by Barbara Clarkson, a charter member of the Thurston Group, Saturday, January 18, at the organization’s annual banquet in honor in the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
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The Latino Youth Summit: A Ten Year Look Back

Published on June 24, 2013 by in General

Conclusions

  • Significant increase in both participants and schools
    • – From 60 to 500+ participants annually
    • – From a handful of schools to ~35
  • Multiple program formats used and proved
    • - We understand the minimum and average workshop offerings needed
    • – We understand program components of keynotes, noon program, exhibitors, lunches, campuses
    • – We have established main underlying themes of careers, education, healthy lifestyles
  • The Summit is a valuable resource for five rural county Latino youth
    • – We see an increase in interest each year
    • – In their own words, the Summit has inspired youth in multiple ways
    • – The program we provide is helping form life choices

To see the report please Click here

 

 
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UW – A Bridge to Engineering, A Bridge to Achievement

Published on May 3, 2013 by in General

Hispanic Roundtable Treasurer, Bill Fishburn, was recently featured in a University of Washington College of Engineering publication.  We’re grateful for Bill’s help in creating a pipeline of underrepresented minority students for higher education.

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