Georgia State University students enrolled in the Goizueta Scholars Program are in the process of setting up a student advocacy alliance on behalf of undocumented students.
Twenty five students, who received scholarships to the university through the Goizueta program, were recognized in a ceremony April 24 for participating in a year of leadership development training while completing their sophomore year.
The students were exposed to the leadership of a wide variety of organizations including the Hispanic Orgnization Promoting Education; the Loganville City Council, AT&T, the Georgia Secretary of State’s office; the Georgia House Democratic Caucus, the state representative offices of David Casas, a Republican from Lilburn and Pedro “Pete” Marin, a Democratic from Duluth; the executive office of GALEO and State Farm Insurance Co.
The GALEO Institute for Leadership, which is funded by the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund, has formed a strategic partnership with the Fanning Institute to expand and develop joint efforts for the Community Leadership Program.
As part of the graduation requirements from the program, the students worked on a community project, primarily dealing with immigration reform. They also visited the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin in partnership with El Refugio, a nonprofit that supports families of Latinos at the center.
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