Supporting NC’s New Generation of Latinx Leaders

Help the High School Scholars Program get off to a great start in 2017 by contributing to the recruitment of 50 new high school students and helping us reach our goal for the Sli Scholarship Fund!

N.C. Sli (UNC-CH)

Education

Our story

Campaign Overview

N.C. Sli’s High School Scholars Program aims to support Latinx high school students beginning their sophomore year. Our program provides:

1) leadership development,
2) one-on-one mentorship support, and
3) college and career services

Using this approach, we look to support a new generation of Latinx leaders to serve communities that have historically lacked in Latinx representation.

While N.C. Sli is housed by UNC, it is a privately funded project–which means we need your help as we strive to provide the mentorship, workshop, and financial assistance our Scholars need.

In total, we are looking to raise $20,000 for the High School Scholars Program.
$10,000 will help us achieve our goal of $50,000 in scholarship support for our Class of 2017 Scholars. The additional $10,000 will go toward programming for an incoming class of sophomore students, which involves building a support network that identifies our student’s strengths, affirms their identities, and invests in their leadership.

Why it matters?

North Carolina has the sixth fastest rate of overall Latinx population growth in the nation.  Within our education system, Latinos comprise over 15 percent of public K-12 students in NC.  According to the UNC Carolina Population Center, from 2000 to 2014, Latinx student enrollment in NC public schools increased by 307 percent, accounting or 97 percent of the total growth.

However, despite this large growth in the Latinx youth population, institutions of higher education, employers, local government boards, and state policymakers have all struggled to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for first- and second-generation immigrant youth and their families.

N.C. Sli is the bridge between Latinx youth and these institutions by providing the leadership development and “roadmap” needed to not access opportunities in higher education, but to thrive in opportunities to develop into a new generation of leaders across the state.




Updates

11/30/2016

71 people helped us fundraise over $2600 on day 1 of our fundraiser this #GivingTuesday. Incredible! Thank you so much for your support.

As we’ve mentioned, our efforts continue all month. Please consider sharing this project with family, friends, and other loved ones this holiday season.

Stay tuned for weekly updates! We’ll keep you posted on developments with our campaign!

-The Sli familia



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Anonymous

Thank you for empowering me. This donation is in honor of my mentor Jakelin Bonilla.

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Niklaus Steiner

Let's do this!

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Kristin G Economo

Wish I could give more! Thank you for all your hard work, team!

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Rebecca Jane Heine

For the most inspiring group of people that I've met at Carolina!

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Clare L Heine

<3 SLI!!!! WOOT WOOT

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Leslie Morales

Because all my SLI familia deserve it!! #SLILove

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Prateek Peres-da-Silva

Go SLI

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Maria Yao

GO SLI!!!!

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Diana Iglesias

I love you, SLI! Still close friends with my mentee after five years, and going strong. Si podemos!

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Edna V Arroyo

Love SLI!

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Lorelle A Babwah

Go SLI!

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Katherine Stalberg

GO, GO, GO N.C. Sli

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Elaine Townsend

Para nuestra familia Sli! #SliLOVE

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ACH User

Keep up the good work, Ricky.

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Eduardo Fernandez

Sli love <3

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Judith I Montenegro

Fuerza!

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Nalini Peres-da-Silva

WE GOT THIS Y'ALL!!!!!

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Oscar Avilez

Good luck everyone! SLI Love!

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Keith M Grose

Big love for all you do Ricky, keep your head up & spread hope!

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Daniel M Edelman

Keep fighting the good fight!

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Jeanie M. Sy

I am so proud of the work you are doing.

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CD Gremillion

NC Sli does great work.

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Alice Dolbow

We are grateful for Sli's work!

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Best of luck!

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Graig Meyer

Props to Erika!!

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Grace Stafford inspired me to contribute to this extraordinarily important program.

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Sharon G Navarrete

Much love to all the SLI Family!!!!

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Erika Franco

Love y'all! Lets keep going!!!!!

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Alejandra Saucedo

All my love to the people in this organization!

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Vanessa Delvillar

We have to invest in our Latinx youth because WE ARE THE CHANGE. #LatinoGive

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I love you, Sli!

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Adam Davis

What a gr8 cause!

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If it wasn't for the mentors I had back in HS, I wouldn't be at UNC right now.

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Salomon Ariza

I love NC Sli!

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For José!

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Go Sli! You can do it!

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The team

Ricky Hurtado

Help lead the Sli crew!

Elaine Townsend

Assistant Director

The brains behind the magic!



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