LLILAS Announces 2013 Community Engagement Award
Posted: March 22, 2013
LLILAS has released the application for its annual Community Engagement Award, which provides a cash prize to two students who demonstrate a commitment to community service and volunteerism. The award underscores LLILAS’s goal of inspiring students to change the world for the better.
LLILAS launched the Community Engagement Award as a way to recognize students who are active in and provide service to their communities, both in the United States and in Latin America. Latin American Studies undergraduate and graduate students who have a strong record of volunteerism and/or activism with one or more community organizations are invited to apply for the award.
Last year’s recipients were Ashley N. García (BA, LAS and RTF) and Allison Ramirez (MA, LAS and MA, Global Policy Studies). Between them, they provided service to five non-profit organizations in two countries that work with first-generation Latino college students, promote Mexican music and dance, teach English-language learners, advocate for families of those who died or disappeared in El Salvador, and advance workers’ rights in Texas. “We are impressed by our students’ dedication to the community and pleased to recognize their service,” commented Juliet Hooker, Associate Director of LLILAS and Chair of the Community Engagement Award committee.