Campus News

October 31, 2011

Report From: The Office of Community and Diversity

Recognizing Emory's community builders and Latino youth

By Alex Christian, program coordinator in the Office of Community and Diversity

The Office of Community and Diversity is continuing to advance efforts to build community and working with others across campus to enhance access, equity and inclusion. Below is a sampling of what we're working on, or are proud to support.

To learn more, please visit the Office of Community and Diversity online.

'We Are Emory' Community Builders announced

We are proud to announce the 2011-12 Community Builders, recognizing individuals who are cultivating community throughout Emory.

The annual "We Are Emory" Community Builders poster and website is now available. In recognition of the 175th Anniversary, we have incorporated the commemorative logo into this year's design.  

Please visit the website at to thank our honorees for the work they do that enhances our learning, living and working community.

You can also take the "We Are Emory" pledge, or friend us on Facebook.

Latin Youth Conference to be hosted at Emory

Emory is hosting the Latin American Association's 12th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, Nov. 5.  Approximately 1,500 Latino youth, grades 6-12, will convene to participate in a full day of activities that include interactive workshops around leadership development, future educational opportunities, and as well as the importance of making good decisions.

Parents are also invited to attend sessions with pertinent information for navigating the U.S. educational system, learning about educational opportunities for their children, including timely sessions updating parents on current work to stop bullying and prevent gang activity. 

The Office of Admission's annual Exito Emory, a Latino high school access program, will be incorporated into conference activities, showcasing Emory's community and diversity initiatives. More than 200 corporate and student volunteers from Atlanta businesses, colleges and universities will assist in these efforts. 

Of special interest to Emory's growing Latin American community of students, faculty and staff, is the addition to the program of Teresa Rivero '85Ox-'87C-'93MPH. Rivero, lead senior program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is an Emory trustee. 

For more information about the conference, visit the Latin American Association online.

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