Preparing the next generation of civic leaders…
Gateway Cities Journal
Congratulations to the Latino Education Institute and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce for their work preparing Worcester’s next generation of civic leaders! We’re excited to recognize these accomplishments with a 2015 Gateway Cities Innovation Award.
The Latino Education Institute is a center at Worcester State University that provides high-quality summer and afterschool programs with a heavy emphasis on developing the civic identity of the city’s immigrant youth. Over the past few years, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce has worked with partners to create and launch two new leadership initiatives, one for teens in the city’s summer jobs program and a second for young professionals. These leadership development programs are working to help nurture the qualities of the next-generation civic leaders that Gateway Cities like Worcester will need to excel in an increasingly complex and culturally diverse world.
Please join us at the DCU Center in Worcester next Tuesday, November 17th to hear from these leaders directly, learn more about how they put together these impressive programs, and help us recognize their collective achievements. Thanks to a generous donor, we have a limited number of tickets available to those serving in government and nonprofits who would like to attend. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like one of these complementary tickets.
We hope to see you there!
— Ben Forman
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