How can we empower future east Las Vegas and NV leaders who are from and proud of our community? Check out our CA college access trip this past winter break where we were inspired by current first-generation college students:
Video created by Leader Ritchie, 9th grade LVHS: cohort 2
December 2013 - February 2014 Programming Recap:
Community Contribution: 3,300+ hours volunteered since Aug. 2012: Las Vegas Rescue Mission (top left), CCSD School Community Partnership Program (top right), Human Rights Campaign (bottom left with NV Congresswoman Dina Titus), TFA-LVV & Goldfarb ES.
Career Internships: all cohort 1 students interned this school year in Yr 2 programming (bottom right). Thank you to these community-focused organizations for providing students equitable opportunity through invaluable work experience in their career interests.
Academic Attainment: 35% of cohort 1 and cohort 2 students rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class as of fall 2013.
We are sad to share that in January 2014 our friend and volunteer Ovik Banerjee passed away. In his honor, we added the connectivity core value to: grit, perseverance, confidence and advocacy. Thank you to the many who contributed over $4,600 to our students in his honor-- his legacy of true caring will live on.