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The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its newest Social Enterprise in Residence: Latino U College Access. Join founder, executive director, and Pace alumna Shirley Acevedo Buontempo for a discussion on March 1.

Each year the Wilson Center brings a respected Social Entrepreneur in Residence to the University to share experience and wisdom, helping the Pace Community to understand the challenges and opportunities facing nonprofit organizations and community leaders. The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce that this year’s Social Enterprise in Residence is Latino U College Access.

Please join the Wilson Center on Tuesday, March 1, from 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m. in Miller Hall M30 for a conversation with Pace University alumna Shirley Acevedo Buontempo ’84, ’10, executive director and founder of Latino U College Access, as she discusses her social venture and the journey from the MPA classroom to the White House.

“In only three years, Latino U has received recognition and support from the College Board and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics for their community work and efforts to increase college going and completion rates among Latinos,” says Buontempo.

About Latino U College Access:
Latino U College Access, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with the mission of making college dreams a reality for first generation Latino youth. They are a resource center that provides college access and guidance to first generation Latino youth and their families. They help students successfully maneuver the admissions and financial aid process and ensure that they are prepared to graduate college. Latino U College Access affects change through partnerships with local school districts, post secondary institutions, local nonprofits, and businesses to bring programs directly to students and their families. In only three years, Latino U has received recognition and support from the College Board and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics for their community work and efforts to increase college going and completion rates among Latinos. Through a series of programs that inform, guide, and support students to apply, enroll, and succeed in college, Latino U ensures that neither economic nor cultural barriers prevent students from reaching their full academic and life potential.

This event is co-sponsored by the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the Department of Public Administration, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Community Action and Research at Dyson College.

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