Three Ways to Support Latina Education and Success in the United States​​     ​

By Tere González García, Executive Director, Circle de Luz Originally posted by +SocialGood—a global community of changemakers united around a shared vision for a better world in 2030. A project of the United Nations Foundation.  On International ​Day of Education,​ attention turns to prioritizing education to accelerate progress toward​s​ the Sustainable Development Goals. From Circle de […]

Partnership Highlight

This spring, we have had the opportunity to engage in partnerships with a variety of amazing local organizations.  Beds for Kids Beds for Kids is a Charlotte-based non-profit whose mission is to provide beds and essential furniture to children and families in need. Since partnering with Beds for Kids earlier this year, their organization has […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

We are excited to announce the graduation of the Circle de Luz Class of 2022! The Class of 2022 is composed of seven amazing young women who are known for their creativity, courage, and resilience. These bright, persistent students worked tirelessly to finish high school and prepare for their post-secondary educational experiences while also navigating […]

Spring 2022 in Review

This spring featured many exciting programs for the Circle de Luz Hijas. We worked to transition back to in-person programming while continuing to prioritize the health and safety of our program participants and their families. Students engaged in small, cohort-based workshops led by community partners as well as Charlotte-based arts, educational, and professional experiences. We […]

Join Our Team!

We are so excited to announce that we have a position open within our Circle de Luz staff. We are currently searching for a candidate to fill the position of Executive Director. Please find the job description attached and share with folks who might be interested in supporting an important mission, alongside an incredible board […]

Welcome to the team!

Veronica Monroig-Calvo We are so excited to welcome Veronica Monroig-Calvo to our Circle de Luz team. Veronica will join us from the University of North Carolina Charlotte – Department of Social Work, as our 2020 – 2021 intern, and we couldn’t be happier to have her support our hijas and the work we do everyday. […]

2020 Graduation Recap

We are so proud of our 2020 graduating class hijas. Not only have they completed a major milestone in their high school career, but they have also completed their 6-year commitment to our program. These girls have accomplished so much in the last six years and we are beyond excited to see what else the […]

Welcome to the Team!

Vanessa Martinez – Program and Evaluation Manager Vanessa graduated from the University of North Carolina Charlotte with a Bachelors in Communication Studies and a minor in Journalism. Her professional experience consists of a little bit of everything. She began in video production, coordinating and executing big and small productions. She then worked for a little […]

Intern Spotlight – Carina Moreno

My name is…. Carina Moreno and I am the circle intern for Spring 2020. I am originally from High Point, I graduated high school class of 2018 and I currently go to UNC Charlotte. I am studying Speech Pathology and Audiology in hopes of helping young children develop language skills and add peace to the […]

Class Captain Spotlight – Rosy Crumpton

We are so honored to highlight another amazing role model and class captain. Rosy is a strong woman who is currently a class captain for our Class of 2021 hijas. We are so blessed to have Rosy as part of our team, and are so thankful for the wonderful experiences she has been able to […]

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