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

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"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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