“There is no better way for CLYLP to celebrate 35 years than continuing our investment in California’s Future Leaders. CLYLP is excited to be partnering with the Coca-Cola Foundation in launching the ‘CLYLP/Coca-Cola FirstGen’ scholarship,” said Fernando Ramirez, President of the CLYLP Board of Directors.
Since 1993, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $49MM in Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships to more than 4,000 students on more than 540 U.S. campuses. By creating of “CLYLP/Coca-Cola FirstGen” scholarship awards, The Coca-Cola Foundation will be helping further one of CLYLP’s key missions: Providing resources and opportunities for California’s Chicano/Latino youth.
“Coca-Cola is committed to being a positive force for education in the communities where we operate,” said Lori George Billingsley, Vice President, Community Relations, Coca-Cola North America. “The ‘CLYLP/Coca-Cola FirstGen’ scholarships complement CLYLP’s work to identify and nurture future leaders by providing opportunities for leadership skill development.” In addition to scholarships for first generation college students, Coca-Cola’s work to promote education includes supporting youth development, mentorships, fellowships, teacher training and learning enhancement.
The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, Inc. (CLYLP) was founded in 1982 with the primary purpose of preparing students to participate in California’s economic, social and political development. CLYLP is guided by the overall theme “California’s Future Leaders,” and its programs emphasize the importance of culture, community, college and careers. More than 5,000 students have gone through CLYLP programs and more than 90% of these have gone on to attend college. Many CLYLP alumni go on to become successful leaders in both the public and private sector.
For more information on the “CLYLP/Coca-Cola FirstGen” Scholarship, visit www.clylp.org.
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SOURCE Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project