Planting the seeds 2017

Plantando Semillas 2017

Jacklyn Nowotnik, Editor in Chief

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“Plantando Semillas” is annual event for Que Ondee Sola. The name literally means to “plant the seeds.” The goal of this year’s “Plantando Semillas” focus was on strengthening the Latino student pipeline from high school to Northeastern Illinois University.

We wanted to let students know that there are amazing faculty on campus that care about their students’ successes and great support systems available to them.

This year we invited students from Foreman High School through their Gear Up program. The students ended their day with a tour of the campus and a musical performance from Lester Rey, an NEIU ENLACE alum. We hope to see these students in the near future as incoming freshmen and plan to build stronger partnerships with our feeder schools through “Plantando Semillas.”

Our next event will take place during the fall semester and focuses on the Latino resources at NEIU and nuestros comunidades.  The Latino open house should be an experience for students and a chance for everyone to get to know each other. We will also recognize Grito de Lares, a historic event in Puerto Rican and Que Ondee Sola history.