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Chicago Latino Youth Leadership Congress Convening in Chicago

Chicago Latino Youth Leadership Congress Convening in Chicago

Photo: Alivo's Lideres Conference on Feb 25, 2012

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Alivio Medical Center and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will bring together more than 100 local youth on Saturday, February 25, for the convening of the “2012 Alivio Medical Center’s Leadership Youth Conference.”  The program, which will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Arturo Velasquez Institute—the satellite campus of Richard J. Daley College, located at 2800 S. Western Avenue—will feature workshops on youth wellness, youth leadership, and education.

The keynote speaker will be Rudy Lozano Jr., a candidate for State Representative for the 21st District and a leader for immigrant youth and workers’ rights.  All workshops will be conducted by the Alivio Medical Center Affiliate Youth Leadership Committee, which includes youth leaders from local high schools who were selected to be part of the Líderes Empowered grant program.

The Chicago Líderes Congreso is the final event of a series of youth conferences that were held throughout the country as part of NCLR’s youth leadership program, Líderes Empowered, which equips and inspires young Latinos to become leaders and youth advocates for positive change in their communities.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at Arturo Velasquez Institute, and the conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  All youth ages 14–25 are welcome to attend the event free of charge; breakfast and lunch will be provided.