NCLR Youth Summit


Gathering united our Escalera students with peers from across the United States for a unique experience.

Last week in Washington, D.C., the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) hosted seven students from our Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood’s Escalera Program as part of the 2015 NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days.

Since its inception in 2001, the NCLR Escalera Program has worked to improve educational and career outcomes by implementing a college and career readiness curriculum. 

Since the launch of the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood, we have been working in concert with NCLR to provide this curriculum to students in the Promise Neighborhood.

“The NCLR Youth Summit and Latino Advocacy days was an opportunity for student leaders to come together and advocate for their communities and families, “ explained College and Career Manager, Cesar Perez.

Seven Escalera students from Vaughn Next Century Learning Academy toured the Capitol, received an introduction to basic advocacy skills and met with legislative leaders. It was an outstanding learning opportunity that rewarded our committed Escalera students.

Further questions:

Cesar Perez

College and Career Manager, Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood

t: (818) 899-5550


1977108_822649337771683_3354791719034439498_n.jpg“I learned that if I myself fight for change and try my best, I can and will make a difference“-Diana @NCLR #escalera

— Youth Policy Inst. (@YPIUSA) March 10, 2015


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