Penn students, faculty and alumni work together at this after-school program for Latino students


"Engineering sophomore Enoch Solano-Sanchez joined Lanzando Líderes through the University of Pennsylvania Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.  He plans to volunteer on a weekly basis for two to three hours, tutoring students in homework and projects related to math.

“I am also a child of immigrants,” Solano-Sanchez said. “In my life I never really felt like I had someone to guide me. I got lucky and got placed into the hands of awesome teachers. But that was all luck. I sort of feel like I owe it to people in my sort of situation to help them reach their full potential.”

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Three Penn President’s Engagement Prize Winners to Create a Support Program for Latino High School Students


"As three of seven recipients of the 2017 President’s Engagement Prize, they now have the support necessary to help them translate their passion into a project with real impact.

Yaneli Arizmendi, Alexa Salas and Camilo Toro all volunteer at a local non-profit, the catalyst for their Prize-winning project, Lanzando Líderes (Launching Leaders).

The President’s Engagement Prize, founded by Penn President Amy Gutmann in 2014, will allow the three students to create a bilingual, community-based, after-school program for Latino high school students, partnering with Puentes de Salud (Bridges to Health) in South Philadelphia."

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