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Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 12th annual Prepárate™: Educating Latinos for the Future of America conference. Los Angeles is the perfect site for this year’s conference, as it is home to one of the largest Latino populations in the country.

We come together as educators to acquire learning and teaching tools for the benefit of our Latino students and their future. Learning is a never-ending process, and our hope is that you may obtain knowledge and understanding at these informative sessions that will ultimately benefit our Latino community.

On behalf of the Planning Committee, we welcome you to Los Angeles and hope you enjoy this outstanding conference, the phenomenal speakers, the networking opportunities, and leave the conference feeling empowered and inspired to continue your work in making a difference in the lives of Latino students across the nation.



Yvonne Berumen, Co-Chair
Vice President for Admission & Financial Aid
Pitzer College, Claremont, CA



Jesus Jara, Co-Chair
Deputy Superintendent
Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL


Kasandra Urquidez, Emeritus – National Advisory Committee Member
Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Advancement and Dean, Undergraduate Admissions
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ