Sunday, May 02, 2010


April 29, 2010

Media Contacts

Stacy Armstrong, Citrus College Office of External Relations, (626) 857-4082
Debra Cruz, Citrus College Latina Leadership Network, (626) 914-8852
Joanne Hinojosa, Citrus College Latina Leadership Network, (626) 914-8555

Media Advisory – Photo and Interview Opportunity

Citrus College Latina Leadership Network to Host Community Outreach Event

The Citrus College Latina Leadership Network (LLN) is hosting a special community outreach event for local high school girls and their mothers.  The event, “Café Con Leche,” will include a light breakfast, a panel discussion involving distinguished Latinas, workshops on career options and team building , lunch, and door prizes.

LLN is a support and advocacy organization developed to create and improve the representation of Latinas in California’s higher education system.  Its members are committed to developing innovative approaches for increasing Latina participation in leadership, while promoting and maintaining “la cultural Latina.”  The Citrus College Chapter of LLN was established in 1997 to bring awareness, unity, and support to the campus through a variety of events such as this one.

The following individuals/groups will be in attendance:
--Members of the Citrus College LLN
--Members of the Azusa Unified School District’s Human Relations Commission
--Invited high school girls and their mothers
--A panel of distinguished Latinas

Saturday, May 1, 2010
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Citrus College Center for Innovation Community Room
1000 W. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA. 91741

The purpose of this event is to reach out to young Latinas who may be considered at risk and their mothers.   The goal is to encourage, inspire, and motivate them to pursue higher education.  Citrus College’s LLN hopes to be a bridge to college for these students.  The LLN would like to serve as a network and resource to the community by fostering education, building relationships, and promoting leadership.

Although the event is by invitation only, members of the media are welcome to attend.