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Program Update: Oct. 20, 2014 - April 5, 2015
College Access events: CCSD College Fair, Nevada State College Tour with BRICK Academy (bottom left), CA College Tour: UC Irvine, USC, CSU Long Beach & Loyola Marymount University (below), NV Healthcare Preparatory Institute, Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas Destination College, UNR Nevada Bound trip (bottom right)
Community empowerment, collaboration & volunteering: CCSD Partnership Program USA 7s Rugby, Las Vegas Rescue Mission, AFSP Suicide Prevention Walk, Cesar Chavez Day Las Vegas, Northeast Metro Hispanic Coalition (bottom right), Ramirez Group, Heard ES Color Run, Cultural Diversity Foundation, Von Tobel MS NJHS, O'Callaghan MS student government, BRICK Academy, I Have a Dream Foundation Southern Nevada, Project 150 Youth Council, Teach For America LVV All Corps, National Association of Minority Companies, Bamboo Bridges, LV Women's Federation for World Peace & LIT annual holiday party featuring CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky & Miss Nevada Lisa Sutton-- thank you Las Vegas HS for the space! (below)

Spring 2015 internships: Goldfarb ES after school & safekey tutoring, Las Vegas Review Journal (bottom left), Revive Brand Co. & local counseling center
Stats at a Glance after 5 semesters of program:
  • 24 percent of Cohort 1 students rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class, while 64 percent rank in the top half of their class
  • 46 percent of Cohort 2 students rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class, while 67 percent rank in the top half of their class
  • 21 percent of Cohort 3 students rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class, while 58 percent rank in the top half of their class
  • Retention rates: 64 percent Cohort 1, 83 percent Cohort 2 & 90 percent Cohort 3 (retention calculated for students with full semester of program completed)
  • 7,000+ community service hours logged since August 2012
  • 300+ elementary & middle school students indirectly served since August 2012
  • 400+ individual donors since August 2012

FY 14 Aug '14-July '15 Update:
Funding Goal: $76,900
Money Raised: $62,055
Progress to Goal: 81%


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Media
-LIT Founder & ED included as young Las Vegas leader Las Vegas Sun
-Education Pioneers Alumni Spotlight
-National Association of Minority Companies feature (NAMCO)
-Western Association for College Admission Counseling post (WACAC)

-Ramirez Group blog post mention
Thank you to the 38 $250 campaign & 206 NV Big Give contributors!
Thank you Holiday Rally 2014 contributors!
Thank you for your special support:
-Leo Murrieta & The Nevada Youth Coalition: $2,500
-Chris & Dottie Smith: $1,250
-Squatritto Consulting: $1,000
-Anonymous: $500
-Ali Caliendo/Foster Kinship: $200
-Heather Skeete/Cash America: $100
-Corporate Donors: Schoola, AmazonSmile, CPK & Goldfarb ES PTA
-Volunteers October 20, 2014 - April 5, 2015
-Program Donors: Drake Allsop, William Williams, Christian Gerlach, Syritha Robinson, Brandon Dorsey, Angela Perlick, Victor Wakefield and Judy & David Smith
-Monthly Donors: Rasheed Thompson, Courtney Friedman, Kristin Grimes, Katie Hagan, Sandra Kinne, Ben Koch, Adam Johnson & Aliy Bossert 
Welcome to LIT
AmeriCorps VISTA, Alex Kim

"I chose LIT to help the younger generation take advantage of higher education to positively change the trajectory of their lives and the community around them."

Picture: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk, LIT honors Mr. Ovik
SAVE THE DATE:
First Annual Senior Scholarship Celebration!
Friday May 15, 2015, 6-8pm
East Las Vegas Community Center,
Ballroom B: 850 N. Eastern. Ave. 89101
Picture: University of Nevada, Reno
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