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                                   The LUCES "Rising Stars"  Mentoring Program

As a LUCES Scholar or Latino College Student, you have a unique opportunity to be part of Rising Stars and the first cohort of LUCES Mentoring Scholars Program. This new initiative has been sponsored by the LUCES Board of Directors.
LUCES Rising Stars will be mentored by a successful and well established professional in your career of choice. A mentor is a long live learning guide that serves you with networking, community connections, decision making, career exploration, recommendations, and support overall during your professional career journey.
Research shows that underrepresented students are less likely to attend college or continue their higher education goals due to the lack of communication from both colleges and high schools, particularly for Latino students. At the same time, the probability of a Latino student to enter an institution of higher education almost doubles if the individual has a person who is providing them with information and teaching them how to navigate institutions of higher education.

LUCES Board of Directors is excited to welcome you as part of Rising Stars and to become a member of our first cohort for LUCES Mentoring Scholars Program. 

LUCES is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure bright futures for young Latinos in Wisconsin by providing several merit and need-based scholarships. 

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe” A. France

Sincerely,


LUCES Board of Directors
Mentoring Program 
E-mail: board@luces-wisconsin.org
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  Welcome Gustavo Velasquez and Bonnie Magnuson to the LUCES Mentoring Program!



















                                                            


                                                             







Interested to enroll in this Mentoring Program? Please download the application and send it to board@luces-wisconsin.org.
Gustavo Velazquez, I received the LUCES scholarship for the fall semester of 2014. Since then I have greatly advanced in both my educational and professional career. In the Summer of 2014, Gustavo Graduated from the Associates Degree in Biotechnology program, from Madison College. Driven to pursue more education, Gustavo entered the Stem Cell Technologies Certificate program at Madison College. Then in the spring of 2014, Gustavo transferred to UWGB to complete a bachelor’s Degree. In the winter of 2016 Gustavo received his bachelor’s Degree in Applied studies and minored in Human Development. Then in the fall of 2017, Gustavo entered a Biotechnology Master’s Degree program through the University of Maryland. In terms of career development, Currently he works at WiCell Research Institute,a stem cell company, as a Research Specialist- Cytogenetics.
Please download and fill out the Mentee Application and email it to board@luces-wisconsin.org. 
                        FREE T-Shirts for students enrolling in this program! 


How to Excel as a Mentor or Mentee

Article from John C. Maxwell

Are you interested to join us as Mentor or Mentee? Please read this important article:
Bonnie Magnuson. I moved to Wisconsin to help my daughter with her second child. I moved from Northern New Jersey . All my life I've worked or volunteered for non profits. I was a professional Church Educator for the last 35 years before moving to Wisconsin. I have chaired or directed volunteer organizations ranging from the League of Women Voters to the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network. Most of my experience has been in an urban setting. Since coming to Wisconsin I have worked with GSAFE and Transitional Education Program in the Madison School District.I am looking forward to helping LUCES , learning more about Wisconsin and meeting new people.