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  • 11/02/2017 10:25 PM | Sandy López (Administrator)

    The Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) is pleased to offer two $1,000 scholarships to Latinx students in Illinois who exhibit outstanding commitment to learning, community service, and leadership. The winners will be recognized at our 26th Annual Conference at Illinois State University on Friday, April 20, 2018. To register for the conference, please visit www.ilache.com.
    ILACHE Scholarship Application or https://form.jotform.com/72985131206152

    Complete online applications with all required supporting documents must be submitted no later than midnight (Central Standard Time) on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The timestamp of the online application and emails will be used to determine the submission time.

  • 10/05/2017 3:30 PM | Sandy López (Administrator)

    10/6 - Latinx Heritage Month Film after the Latinos Unidos meeting @ 1:30 PM
    in A-1061. Refreshments will be served.

  • 10/05/2017 3:28 PM | Sandy López (Administrator)

    Elgin Community College undocumented students and allies event. #AdvocacyInAction

  • 10/05/2017 3:26 PM | Sandy López (Administrator)

    #NIU undocumented students have three more events this semester! Make sure to share your upcoming events! #StrongerTogether

  • 10/05/2017 3:23 PM | Sandy López (Administrator)

    ILACHE congratulates all of the students especially the two members of the Illinois State University inaugural cohort in Leadership, Equity, and Inquiry Latin@ cohort, the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education,


  • 09/28/2017 9:46 AM | Sandy López (Administrator)

    Nationally, the largest ethnic group and locally the 2nd largest racial/ethnic group in Chicago, the Latinx community continues to grow exponentially and experiences huge disparities economically, medically and socially. If social workers are to be adequately prepared to service this large community, there is a need for a more prominent Latinx presence within departments of social work in higher learning that understands how to be culturally responsive to the current state of affairs in terms of practices and policies that are threatening the livelihood and wellbeing of this already vulnerable and marginalized population.

    At the University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work (UIC JACSW) ...by the College’s own reports there are currently only 1 African American/Latino faculty, and Latinx enrollment has been stagnant for the last 3 years in the range of 17-19%, lowest among all human-serving degrees at UIC. After receiving much feedback from students, alumni, and faculty there is a need for:

    * More curriculum relevant to Latinx social issues;

    * A welcoming environment with no microaggressions;

    * Senior-level Latinx faculty and faculty researching Latinx issues that are ready to mentor and serve as ambassadors for Latinx students and the community;

    * Increased recruitment/retention of Latinx students to at least one-third, reflecting the local demographics; and

    * Internships where the client-base is at least 50% with flexible schedules that include evenings and weekends.

    In these trying times it is important that a Latinx Task Force is created to collaborate with the College to have this social work program truly follow its intended mission of advocacy for racial, social and economic justice. Join us in a press conference to express our discontent with Dean Hairston’s refusal to support collaborative efforts for addressing these needs.

    #UIC #JACSW #SocialWork #SocialJustice #SocialWorkers #DiversityMeansLatinxToo



  • 06/13/2017 1:33 PM | Sandy López (Administrator)

    The Illinois Board of Higher Education undertakes a variety of regular and ad hoc studies to support policy decisions, to illuminate critical issues of importance to the state, and to meet statutory requirements.

    Broadly speaking, these studies examine issues related to students, faculty, academic programs, and access and diversity, as well as a number of regular reports to the Governor and General Assembly.

    Reports may be generated by staff on a regular cycle, such as the Higher Education Annual Report and the Underrepresented Groups Report, or be the product of special Board committees, such as the Committee on Affordability or the Priorities, Productivity, and Accountability Committee.

    In addition, studies or reports that relate to budget and fiscal matters, academic affairs, legislation, or state grant programs may be found elsewhere on this website.

  • 05/19/2017 1:48 PM | Sandy López (Administrator)

    The Organization of Latinos at Exelon (OLE) is an Employee Resource Group within the Exelon family of companies.  The OLE Scholarship was established with specific goals in mind: to help students gain access into post-secondary education, help students stay in their respective institutions, and help students pursue their dreams.

    • Latino Students who are Illinois Residents
    • Must be a college bound high school senior/or freshman in college
    • Minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average in a 4.0 point grade scale
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE   June 2, 2017 @ 5 p.m. CST
    NOTE: In order to receive the scholarship you (or a representative) must be available to attend the Scholarship Ceremony at the OLE Signature Event on October 11, 2017. Location to be announced.
    Specifically, we are looking for students who describe how their field of interest and future goals will make a positive impact on the Latino Community.
    For further details please feel free to send your questions to ole_west@exeloncorp.com

    Application (doc)

  • 02/03/2017 1:43 PM | Sandy López (Administrator)

    The ILACHE Board of Directors invites nominations from our membership for our 2017 ILACHE Leadership Awards. All the nominations will be reviewed by the conference committee and presented to the ILACHE Board for approval. https://form.jotform.com/63155905697164 

    Each winning nominee and a guest will receive a complimentary ILACHE Conference registration and must be present to accept the award on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the 25th Annual ILACHE Conference to be held at Northeastern Illinois University.

    Please note:  You will not be able to save this form and return to it later. We ask that you please read the instructions and have your nomination statement ready to be uploaded.

  • 12/02/2016 12:23 AM | Sandy López (Administrator)

    Save the Date:Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Illinois African American and Latino Higher Education Alliance (IALHEA)

    Diversity Dialogue and Research Forum

    Conference registration:  IALHEA Diversity Dialogue and Research Forum 2017


    Call for Abstracts for Student Research Poster Presentations

    Abstract information and  submission:  IALHEA Abstract Submission Form 2017

    Hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago

    New Location:  UIC Forum -  725 W Roosevelt Rd # 126,
                          (Corner of Roosevelt and Halsted) Chicago, IL 60607

    Coordinated by the Illinois African American and  Latino Higher Education Alliance

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