Latinos Progresando’s annual Tomorrow’s Heroes Today event brings together 250 professionals from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the organization’s accomplishments and support Latinos Progresando’s work while connecting with friends and colleagues.
The Tomorrow’s Heroes Today event is the platform from which Latinos Progresando announces the recipients of its Dr. Angela Perez-Miller Scholarship, promising young students with a commitment to community service. The 2012 event will also feature the inaugural Progresando Awards, presented to one organization and one individual for their respective contributions to the Latino community in Chicago.
Community Leader Award
Carlos Tortolero President, National Museum of Mexican Art
Under Carlos’ leadership, the National Museum of Mexican Art has been a tremendous partner for Latinos Progresando, and so many organizations as a convener, connector and contributor to the artistic and cultural fabric of Chicago.
Community Partner Award
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
With Kirkland & Ellis, LLP’s commitment to increasing access to high-quality legal services for those who need it most, Latinos Progresando has been able to support thousands of Chicago’s families, and families from around the world.
Evette Cardona & Mona Noriega
Peter A. Creticos Ph.D
Edgar Hernandez & Maria Jimenez
*Also a member of Latinos Progresando’s Board of Directors.
Alderman Danny Solís
Alderman George Cardenas
Alderman Joe Moore
Alderman Rey Colón
Alderman Ricardo Muñoz
Commissioner Jesus Garcia
Consul General Eduardo Arnal
Judge Jesse Reyes
LP created a scholarship fund to promote educational attainment in the Latino and immigrant community, assist Latino and immigrant youth in covering the cost of obtaining a college education, and, ultimately, increase the number of Latino and immigrant college graduates. Scholarships are offered to graduating high-school seniors admitted to attend college or current college students enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education. Scholarship awards are $1,000 each and will be awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Scholarship recipients are chosen based on academic standing, financial need and commitment to community service.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Find this event on Facebook
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Benito Juarez Community Academy, Latinos Progresando and The Chicago Community...
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