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Armstrong Latino: Community Outreach

Our office is committed to promoting the value of a higher education throughout the Hispanic/Latino community. HOLA’s outreach efforts concentrate on educating the local community on relevant issues and opportunities in higher education. We accomplish this by collaborating with local and university outreach programs, providing informative presentations, and contributing articles to the local bilingual journal.

Programs

In addition to one-on-one counseling to Hispanic/Latino students, we also provide special presentations (on a need basis) in both English and Spanish to the community in Savannah and around the state of Georgia. We have worked closely with the Consulates of Mexico, Ecuador and El Salvador, Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Savannah, People on the Way, Peruanos en Savannah, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Live Oak Migrant Education Agency, Hilton Head High School and Echols County Community Center.

We offer a wide array to choose from, including the following:

Articles

Univision

http://www.univision.com/shows/noticiero-univision/el-programa-camino-una-opcion-para-que-hispanos-se-graduen-de-la-universidad-video

http://noticias.univision.com/video/482762/2014-07-12/educacion/videos/hijos-de-inmigrantes-abandonan-sus-estudios?ctx_t=collection&ctx_v=0f8eeacd6b0f66b142d5f8d422dd2ae8~c4a623572a47a1299902424bf15ca07f

http://noticias.univision.com/article/2002256/2014-06-24/educacion/college/retos-para-estudiantes-indocumentados

http://noticias.univision.com/video/469594/2014-06-11/educacion/videos/domingo-universitario-escuela-para-padres-noticias-despierta-america

La Ke Buena

http://www.kebuena1430.com/

Lucero Aradillas, Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs, and Stephanie Molina, Multicultural Enrollment Counselor at Armstrong State University, were asked to be on a popular Latino radio station in Bluffton, SC to discuss about the steps Latino students need to take in order to prepare for college admission. Topics covered during the program touched base on scholarship opportunities and admission process requirements. 

La Isla

CAMINO to College, August 2014 Issue, By La Isla Staff

http://issuu.com/laisla/docs/la_isla_august_2014/37?e=1084528/8754908

CAMINO to College with DACA, September 2014 Issue, By Elizabeth Vazquez De la Peña, Coordinator, Hispanic Outreach and Retention at Armstrong (HORA)

http://issuu.com/laisla/docs/la_isla_september_2014/67?e=1084528/9067508

La Voz Latina

La historia conmovedora de cómo una estudiante inmigrante consiguió ir a la universidad/ An immigrant student’s compelling journey to post-secondary studies, By Elizabeth Vazquez De la Peña, Coordinator, Hispanic Outreach and Retention at Armstrong (HORA), December 2013 Issue

La transición de los estudiantes a la vida universitaria/Students' transition to university life, By Elizabeth Vazquez De la Peña, Coordinator, Hispanic Outreach and Retention at Armstrong (HORA), January 2014 Issue http://www.lavozlatinaonline.net/UploadImages/Issue/PDF/71/JAN2014_12232013012550.pdf

La Beca de la Fundacion Goizueta apodera a los estudiantes latinos en Armstrong/Goizueta Foundation Scholarship Empowers Latino Students at Armstrong, By Elizabeth Vazquez De la Peña, Coordinator, Hispanic Outreach and Retention at Armstrong (HORA), February 2014 Issue http://www.lavozlatinaonline.net/UploadImages/Issue/PDF/72/FEB2014_02062014010406.pdf

Savannah State University da la  bienvenida a estudiantes Hispanos/Savannah State University welcomes Hispanic students, By John Newton, March 2014 Issue

http://www.lavozlatinaonline.net/UploadImages/Issue/PDF/73/LAVOZMARZO2014SM_03062014110432.pdf

Adolescentes Triunfadores del YMCA asisten evento Atlanta/YMCA's teen achievers attend Atlanta event, April 2014 Issue

http://www.lavozlatinaonline.net/UploadImages/Issue/PDF/74/APRILFILESSMALL_04032014123420.pdf

Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia y Educación Superior/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Higher Education, By Elizabeth Vazquez De la Peña, Coordinator, Hispanic Outreach and Retention at Armstrong (HORA), April 2014 Issue  http://www.lavozlatinaonline.net/UploadImages/Issue/PDF/74/APRILFILESSMALL_04032014123420.pdf

Estudiantes animados a aplicar para una experiencia universitaria gratuita/Latino students urged to apply for free college experience, By La Voz Latina- about SOMOS Tigres, June 2014 Issue

http://www.lavozlatinaonline.net/UploadImages/Issue/PDF/76/JUNE2014_06052014024443.pdf

Las metas académicas se alcanzan al “retroceder”/Reaching Academic goals by “working backwards”, By Elizabeth Vazquez De la Peña, Coordinator, Hispanic Outreach and Retention at Armstrong (HORA), September 2014 Issue

http://www.lavozlatinaonline.net/UploadImages/Issue/PDF/79/SEPTEMBER_09042014010507.pdf

La Voz Latina

http://lavozlatinaonline.com/noticias/2015-09-04/alumna-latina-sobresale-en-savannah-state-university

http://lavozlatinaonline.com/noticias/2015-09-03/festival-de-cine-español

http://lavozlatinaonline.com/noticias/2015-09-03/serie-de-conferencias-brown-bag

September issue
Reaching academic goals by “working backward”/ Las metas académicas se alcanzan al “retroceder”
Page 38

La Isla Magazine

Lo que los padres deben saber sobre la educación superior/What parents need to know regarding higher education, November 2014 Issue, by Francisco Duque, Multicultural Outreach Coordinator at Savannah State University

http://issuu.com/laisla/docs/la_isla_november_2014

Como pueden los estudiantes Latinos estar major preparados para la Universidad? /How can Latino students better prepare for college?, February 2015 Issue, by Lescia Gonzalez Rivera, Admissions Counselor at Savannah Technical College

http://issuu.com/laisla/docs/la_isla_february_2015

Como los estudiantes Latino pueden estar mejor preparados para la Universidad: Las habilidades que los estudiantes necesitan para ser exitosos en la universidad/ How Latino students can better prepare for college: The skills students need to succeed in college, March 2015, by Francisco Duque, Multicultural Outreach Coordinator at Savannah State University

http://issuu.com/laisla/docs/la_isla_march_2015

September issue
CAMINO to College with DACA/ CAMINO a la universidad con DACA
Page 67 

WTOC

http://www.wtoc.com/clip/11825322/armstrong-latino-heritage

Connect Savannah

http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/latino-heritage-month-focuses-on-immigration-issues/Content?oid=2965819

Email us if you have questions or need our services at hola.armstrong@armstrong.edu or call us at 912.344.3050. 

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