ALMA awards two Young Latino Leaders Creating Change scholarships

Fri. March 27, 2015 6:24 AM by News Staff

lma scholarship recipients alfredo and robert (front)

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Chicago, IL - The Association of Latino/as Motivating Action (ALMA) has awarded the ALMA Young Latino Leaders for Creating Change scholarship to Alfredo Flores and Roberto Mendez.

The scholarship was developed to send young leaders who are LGBTQ Latino and/or allies to attend the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change where young leaders will learn new tools, network with other leaders, and engage them to be more involved in LGBTQ social justice issues.

Currently the MPowerment facilitator at CALOR, Alfredo is also one of the creators of the web-series QueerCode, which gathers members of the queer community to speak on various issues affecting the community. Roberto is currently the Intake and Referral Specialist at La Casa Norte, and he also aspires to become a social worker in order to provide support for LGBTQ youth of color. Alfredo and Roberto are attending the Creating Change conference for the very first time. They will also be among 200 Latino leaders attending the 3rd annual Union=Fuerza LGBTQ Latino Institute.

Recipients of the scholarship will commit themselves to serve on ALMA's inaugural Youth Advisory Board for one year. The Youth Advisory Board will develop strategies to engage young LGBTQ Latinos and allies to work towards improving our families in Illinois.

ALMA remains committed to working with all LGBTQ Latino youth and their allies.