Latinos In Action was recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics on September 15, 2015. The announcement was made by Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the Initiative on September 15, 2015 at the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month and in honor of the Initiative’s 25th anniversary in Washington, D.C. The Initiative seeks to leverage LIA and other Bright Spots to encourage collaboration between stakeholders focused on similar issues in sharing data-driven approaches, promising practices, peer advice, and effective partnerships, ultimately resulting in increased support for the educational attainment of the Hispanic community, from cradle-to-career.

Nineteen students who participated in the Latinos in Action Program at Park City High School were...
Students who participated in the Latinos in Action Program at Park City High School attended their last career day presentation Friday morning in Ali Webb's classroom. The 19 students in attendance, which hosted four professional speakers, all earned their seats through efforts made this school year, according to Webb who is the English-as-a-Second Language department chair and teacher. During the year, students who seek access to the group must maintain a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average and commit to volunteer work at the school and around the community. Last year, more than 40 students submitted applications to join, but only those at the event last week made the cut. "Latinos in Action spend a minimum of three hours a week tutoring students at McPolin, mentoring students at Ecker Hill and volunteering at community events like Running With Ed, kindergarten registration, parent-teacher meetings," Webb said. "They also help run quarterly Latino parent nights for the Latino Parents in the community. "

June 01, 2013 12:15 am  •
PAYSON -- What began with a phone call has not only changed lives for Latino students at Payson High School, but has earned a local teacher an award for volunteerism and service. Ivan Cardenas, who works as a liaison in Nebo School District for ESL students and their families and as the Latinos in Action Advisor at PHS, recently received the Community Champions Award from Molina Healthcare. It all started three years ago when Cardenas received a phone call from Jose Enriquez, the founder of Latinos in Action. He invited Cardenas and others at the school to attend the annual LIA conference.

Students in Granger High School's Latinos in Action program record grade school books onto audio devices so that local elementary students can listen to the recordings as they follow along in the book. Angie Manzanares Enlarge photo»
Through various volunteer opportunities in local community, numerous Latino students in Granite School District are finding ways to give back. At Kearns and Granger high schools, the Latinos in Action program guides students to these opportunities.