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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