San Bernardino Lawyers Assist Latino Education
According to the 2010 US Census, 37.6% of California's population is Hispanics or Latinos. A significant number of these citizens are living below the poverty line and are still struggling to provide financial means and environments that provide opportunities for success in United States education systems. Many Latino families still fall short as they try to provide their children with the opportunities to pursue a college degree, but a renewed effort by school systems to create assistance programs has renewed hope amongst some Latinos who felt that higher education was out of their reach.
The financial burdens and racial setbacks that befall many Hispanic households have not gone unnoticed by California State University San Bernardino (CSUS). CSUS has created programs specifically designed to help Latinos succeed in education and life in general and have continue to put forth resources and effort throughout their community.
LEAD Summit Program
The objective of the LEAD Summit program is to promote awareness of the crisis facing Latino Education. In addition, a committed effort to help enhance the cultural, intellectual and personal development of their community's administrators, educators, leaders and students are all on the list of top priorities.
The CSUS program leaders work hard to increase student's chances for success and do so through a number of focused action initiatives that they feel will benefit Latinos attempting to improve their circumstances. The following items are their primary focus.
- Leadership. The Lead Program wants Hispanic leaders to enhance and nurture their leadership skills. They encourage leadership through their inspirational speakers.
- Diversity. Education and resources to promote respect for differences and appreciation for diversity helps to empower Latinos.
- Higher Education. The LEAD Summit leaders provide everyone with information and applications that may help students financially while trying to pursue a degree.
- Cultural and Arts. Summit organizers celebrate Latino heritage through displays of art, music, and history. Some Latinos are unfamiliar with their heritages and a better understanding of Latino history and the impact of cultural traits can be very useful.
Bisnar | Chase Donation
Bisnar Chase, a San Bernardino personal injury law firm located in Southern California, took great pride in donating a substantial monetary amount to the cause. John Bisnar, head partner, has lived in Southern California his entire life and has seen the Latino community struggle.
"Latinos have received inadequate resources to provide their communities with the best chance for success. We know that our contributions to the LEAD Summit program will be used wisely and are proud to assist a cause that we feel connected to on a personal level."
- John Bisnar
How You Can Help
The California State University San Bernardino Lead Summit is always in need of volunteers and contributors. If you would like to be a part of Latino progress go to leadsummit.csusb.edu to receive more information. Everyone has the power to help and every form of contribution is appreciated.
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