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Program Update: April 6, 2015 - August 6, 2015
College Access events: ASU Hunnicutt Future Educators Academy week-long college access camp (below), Latino Youth Leadership Conference week-long college access camp at UNLV (bottom left), UNR parent meeting presentation, Jesuit Consortium at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, Harvard Prize Book reception, UNLV Future Scholars Series, Nepantla at Nevada State College & LIT's First Annual Senior Scholarship Celebration awarding $3,200 in scholarships to Cohort 1+ members (bottom right)
Community empowerment, collaboration & volunteering: Goldfarb ES Math/Science night, Three Square in conjunction with Boston University's Nevada Global Day of Service (below left), Aid for Aids Nevada, United Way of Southern Nevada's NGAGE awards ceremony (below right), March of Dimes (below), Teach For America LVV, Club Christ Ministries, Goldfarb ES kinder round up, Asian American & Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus, Equipo Academy, Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, Operation HOPE, Cesar Chavez Day Las Vegas Youth Committee & movie viewing, Center for Latino Prosperity & The Writer's Block  "The Country I Call Home" book-signing collaboration, Project 150 Angel Velasquez Memorial Balloon & Candle Light and Northeast Metro National Night Out 

Spring 2015 internships: Goldfarb ES after school & safekey tutoring, Las Vegas Review Journal, Revive Brand Co. & local counseling center

Summer 2015 internships: Desert Reign Foundation Sports & Nutrition camp counselors, LIT students part of Clark County Summer Business Institute interning with the Public Defender's Office and the Winchester Cultural Center & local hospital internship
Highlights after 6 semesters:
  • Cohort 1+: 100% college acceptance/matriculation
  • 7,000+ community service hours since Aug. 2012
  • Average 3 internships/student
  • 100% parent engagement 2014-2015 school year measured by volunteering
  • 57% Cohort 2 students rank top 20% of high school class
Demographics:
  • Male: 55%/Female: 45%
  • Latino: 70%
  • Asian: 18%
  • Caucasian: 8%
  • African American: 2%
  • Native American: 2%
  • Retention: 75%
  • LIT students attend 10 different southern Nevada high schools & 3 colleges
Thank you
April 6 - August 6 volunteers

Special thanks to Courtney Friedman/Ben Regan for summer program/operations help
Join us: volunteer survey and/or college mentor survey
 
Thank you April 6 - August 6 funders
Donate today!
-Program Donors: Pattie Carmolingo, Kirsten Searer, DeAnn Sheehan, Josefina & David Beck, Lauren Warshawsky, Amanda Salazar, Emily Bassier, Alex Kim, Tinsley Taylor & Senior Scholarship Celebration cash donations
-Monthly Donors: Megan Thomas, Oscar Parra, Rasheed Thompson, Courtney Friedman, Kristin Grimes, Katie Hagan, Sandra Kinne, Ben Koch, Adam Johnson & Aliy Bossert 
-Organization/In-kind donations: Olive Garden Charleston & Nellis, Sonic Charleston & Sloan, Schoola & AmazonSmile
Welcome to LIT
AmeriCorps VISTA, Ravi Patel

"I chose LIT because I am a first-generation college graduate and want to be part of helping students knowing the process to apply to college and be a support system."


Picture: Alex Kim Operations Manager (left) & Ravi Patel Development Manager (right)
SAVE THE DATE
-Garage Sale Fundraiser: Sat. 8/15
thank you to all those who donated items

-Car Wash Fundraiser: Sat. 8/22
Click flyers for details below
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