Spring Programming & Partnership Highlights

June marks the close of our 2022-2023 programming year. This year, we hosted nearly 60 programs across four classes, with 31 of those programs being held this spring. From Charlotte-based arts and culture experiences to professional development, leadership, and communications workshops, students had the chance to deepen their relationships with themselves and with each other.  We […]

Intern Insights: Donna Vallejo

Working as an intern with Circle de Luz has been one of the most memorable experiences I have had as a university student. Hearing the term intern, there was a lot of anxiety regarding the different ways I would be able to fulfill that role and whether I would be able to satisfy the needs […]

Fall 2022 Programming & Partnership Highlights

The 2022-2023 school year has marked our return to fully in-person programming and with it has come many new partnerships and experiences.  Supporting the Class of 2028 in Partnership with Berryhill School  In September, we began the process of meeting with and welcoming the Class of 2028. This amazing group of eight students attend Berryhill […]

Meet the 2022-2023 Intern Team 

Throughout the year, the Circle de Luz intern team has been working behind the scenes to support programming implementation and to provide essential services to students and their families. The time, energy, and care they invest in the organization has made an incredible impact. Continue reading to learn more about these amazing young professionals!  Donna Vallejo  […]

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. […]

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