ECMC Foundation Supports Oregon's Latino Youth to Pursue Their College Dreams

Mar 10, 2011, 12:33 ET from ECMC Foundation

MONMOUTH, Ore., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth year, ECMC Foundation is the title sponsor of the 21st Annual Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Conference (CECLC), taking place March 11 at Western Oregon University. This event encourages Latino youth to pursue educational opportunities beyond high school.

The conference is the largest gathering of Latino student leaders in the Pacific Northwest. The all-day event provides over 1,800 participants from nearly 70 high schools an opportunity to attend educational, cultural and leadership workshops, visit with college representatives and celebrate the accomplishments of the Latino community.

"As title sponsor for the fifth year, ECMC Foundation is pleased to provide $25,000 in support of this important event that promotes access to postsecondary education for Oregon students," said March Kessler, Executive Director, ECMC Foundation. "We are proud to share in the CECLC mission and be a part of the 'we' in 'Yes we can' (Si Se Puede)."

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About ECMC Foundation

ECMC Foundation helps people of all ages further their education goals, particularly low-income individuals, as well as those who may be the first member of their family to have an opportunity to attend college. Our innovative outreach programs focus on college access, retention and success. Through partnerships with government agencies, educational institutions and community organizations, ECMC Foundation is able to help make the dream of college a reality for those individuals who may not otherwise have an opportunity to pursue higher education. ECMC Foundation is active in the state, touching the lives of Oregonians in many ways.

For more information, visit ECMC Foundation is funded by ECMC Group.

SOURCE ECMC Foundation