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Latinas Achieve! Call for Participants! Deadline Sept. 30

The Center for Latino Studies is excited to announce that it’s now accepting applications for Latinas Achieve! The deadline to apply is Sept. 30.

Latinas Achieve! is a mentorship experience specially designed to empower UHD’s Latina/e students. The Center for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations, launched the program in Fall 2018 to cultivate the talents of Houston’s next generation of Latina/e leaders by cultivating a supportive community of students, faculty, and civic and corporate partners dedicated to the retention, graduation, and professional development of our Latina/e students. 

Students who participate in the program will be prepared and committed to:

  • Network with some of Houston’s most successful Latina professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.
  • Learn from prominent Latinas how they overcame to achieve professional success.
  • Apply for special scholarship opportunities for Latinas.
  • Develop valuable leadership skills through workshops and trainings led by Latinas.
  • Engage with leading Latina scholars and activists.
  • Gain access to Houston’s finest arts and cultural establishments.
  • Explore new career possibilities.
  • Build community with other Latina students and alumna.

Limited space is available, and the priority deadline is September 30. 

Apply online now!

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students, boasts more than 61,000 alumni, and offers 46 bachelor’s degrees, 11 master’s degrees, and 17 fully online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences & Technology.

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution, and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.