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Special Scholarships are available for College of Business and Management Students

Special Scholarships are available for College of Business and Management Students.  Under a Federal Grant for Promoting Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic-Americans  and other underrepresented and low income groups.  

Educational Leadership Summit II - NEIU

Northeastern Illinois University
College of Education-Department of Educational Leadership and Development

Professional Practice:  Reflective, Collaborative, Transformative
A Free and Open Forum to reflect on ongoing educational  leadership and management issues of today's education. For school leaders, teachers, alumni, educational leadership students, parents and community leaders

Monday June 27, 2011
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
 Northeastern Illinois University -Student Union Building
Free Registration, Food, and Parking

6 CPDUs available
Your donation of a K-12 bilingual book will be appreciated!, Please write Summit Invitation in Subject line         

Part-Time Faculty - St. Augustine College

St. Augustine College is looking for part time faculty and Latino mentors with a Master's degree or PhD in Social Work for  this summer and next year.  Also needed are people with a Masters in Behavioral Science and a CADC certificate in addictions to teach addictions.  All courses are at night.  

Honors Academic Advisor and Program Specialist

Title:              UIC Honors Academic Advisor and Program Specialist- Honors College
Category:      Academic Professional
Location:       Chicago
Close Date:   Jun 7, 2011

The Honors College at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks highly qualified and motivated candidates for positions as Honors Academic Advisor and Program Specialist. Reporting directly to the Executive Associate Dean, the Honors Academic Advisor and Program Specialist is a full-time 12-month academic professional position.

Grow Your Own Teachers: An Innovative Illinois Initiative

Grow Your Own Teachers represents a community-based, strategic solution to high teacher turnover in low-income schools; too few teachers of color; and too few teachers who know the students, their families, their language and their culture well.

To Raise Educational Levels, Focus on Income-Based Inequality, Report Urges

From the Chroicle of Higher Education
By Jennifer Gonzalez

Without more students from low-income and working-class families earning bachelor's degrees, the United States won't meet the Obama administration's college-completion goal, says a new report from the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education.  President Obama has set a goal for the United States to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.   The report, "Developing 20/20 Vision on the 2020 Degree Attainment Goal: The Threat of Income-Based Inequality in Education," argues that the "nation's failure to keep pace with other countries in educational attainment among 25- to 34-year-old adults can be largely traced to our inability to adequately educate individuals from families in the bottom half of the income distribution."

Volunteers Needed for ILACHE Scholarship Committee

We are looking for ILACHE members to serve on the scholarship committee.  If you have a few hours to spare during the month of June, we want to hear from you!  The ILACHE scholarship will award one-time $1000 scholarships to two eligible Latino/a students.  The deadline for the scholarship is June 1.  Winners will be announced by September 2011.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact MarĂ­a Bucio at

Celebrate the Future Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Celebrate the Future Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
Celebrate the Future will award eight $7,500 scholarships to Hispanic Illinois residents who are 21 and over and want to pursue or are currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in Hospitality.  $60,000 will be awarded in 2011.  Potential candidates may submit their applications directly to after clicking on the link "Apply NOW."