SI SE PUEDE

Making Sure that our Community Knows their Options.

About

Si Se Puede is a program focused on demystifying the higher education application process for the Latinx community.

Our Goal

The goal of Si Se Puede is to help Latinx families gain insight about the college application process. We aim to have open and honest conversations with our families about the serious roadblocks our communities face in pursuing higher education, while at the same time inspiring hope by providing them with the opportunity to be connected with resources, and successful individuals who share similar stories as them. 

Our Vision

Through this series of workshops parents and students will:

  • Gain confidence and hope in their academic future by being exposed to stories of individuals that come from similar backgrounds and situations. 

  • Feel a sense of belonging by connecting with other students and parents who are experiencing the same fears, doubts and uncertainty. 

  • Be empowered to be the active leaders of their own lives in regards to their future education and career.  

Who is Si Se Puede For?

Our Si Se Puede program is intended to support Latinx highschool freshmen, sophomores and juniors, while also providing a mentorship and leadership opportunity for Latinx college students. Si Se Puede will prioritize students who may not necessarily feel that college is an option for them, but will of course  also hold space for those who know that college is their gola, but may not know how to navigate the process. 

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Attend Our Last

Si Se Puede Workshop of the Year!

Join us on December 1st for a talk and Q&A with

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez!

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez was born in Managua, Nicaragua but calls Nashville, Tennessee home. She got her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University in the Spring of 2015. The bulk of her work is around making accessible, through story telling and curating content, the theories and heavy material that is oftentimes only taught in the racist/classist institutions known as academia. To date she has published over 200 articles online and participated in the Young Adult anthology "Nevertheless, We Persisted."

She started the platform Latina Rebels in 2013, and currently it boasts over 200k organic followers online. She has been featured in Telemundo, Univision, Mitú, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Guerrilla Feminism, Latina Mag, Cosmopolitan, Everyday Feminism, and was invited to the White House in the fall of 2016. She is unapologetic, angry, and uncompromising about protecting and upholding the stories of brown folks. Que viva la gente!
 

CONTACT

Karina A. Monroy

Executive Director

kamonroy@cj-network.org

1740 Broadway Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

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