*Donate to a Great Cause* Hey Everyone. LLAA Treasurer, Kristy Herrera, is hosting her 3rd Annual Backpack Giveaway.
Last year, Kristy, with the help of friends, family and the community were able to donate 93 backpacks. With their efforts, and calculating average costs, the monetary donation almost reached $10,000.
The backpack giveaway will happen on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Friends Unisex Hair Salon on 6301 W. Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois. You can donate monetarily or donate physical supplies and backpacks to Kristy Herrera, at the Friends Unisex Hair Salon. Someone will be there to greet you and accept your donation. ... See MoreSee Less
With the average cost, per child, to outfit them with supplies for the school year comes in at over $650! Help families, and children, get ready to learn! Help children boost their self-esteem and get...
Chicago Latinx Scholars is inviting interested high school students or college students to the upcoming installment of Coffee Chats being held in Little Village. The purpose is to inform students of scholarship opportunities and organizations designed to help them succeed in their college careers and beyond. RSVP: tinyurl.com/LVCoffeeChats... See MoreSee Less
You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-2407777 and AmazonSmile donates to the University of Illinois Latina/Latino Alumni Association. ... See MoreSee Less
#MotivationMonday Recent ACES graduate, Carolina Kuhl, has wasted no time since graduating in May. She has already begun pursuing her passion of helping people in need at the Mexico-U.S. border in Cal...
Congratulations to the new Director of La Casa Cultural Latina!Please join us in welcoming the new Director of La Casa Cultural Latina!
Hi Everyone! My name is Mariana Ortega I am thrilled to be the new La Casa Director as of June 10, 2019. I was born in Chiquimula, Guatemala and raised in Boaco, Nicaragua until the age of four. Majority of my life I grew up in the Miami, Florida area where my immediate family resides. Most recently I worked at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM where I had the opportunity to revamp an Orientation program from the ground up at a Hispanic Serving Institution, while working closely with our Spanish speaking families. I earned my Bachelor’s in Organizational Communications and my Master’s in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of West Florida. I am a proud founding member of Alpha Chi Omega. On my free time I like to run, hang out with friends, explore new coffee shops, go shopping and spend time with my dog Harley. What I look forward to the most in my new role is being an advocate for students, serving the students on campus, and continuing to build onto the rich history La Casa is known for.
**Opportunity for incoming Latinx U of I students** Conéctate is a program designed for first-generation Latinx students to experience the campus life that awaits them at Illinois. It will be held on Wednesday August 21 & Thursday August 22, 2019.
Please fill out the form below to register, and a La Casa staff member will contact you to confirm your attendance.
Our mission is to establish, maintain and promote a network for the empowerment and advancement of Latina/Latino alumni, students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and within the community at large.