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The Immigrant Families Assistance Project

We’ve partnered with a local (Olympia) Latino-owned business and Latina artist to respond to the callous statement made by First Lady Melania Trump with the jacket she wore to visit families who have been separated as the result of her husband’s cruel and inhumane immigration policies.

Click here to learn more about the Hispanic Roundtable’s Immigrant Families Assistance Project.

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.

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.

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.