The Latinos in Action (LIA) club at Salt Lake Community College is a goal-oriented club that has helped out the SLCC community last year in a variety of ways, such as organizing a 5K run for Utah Highway Patrol trooper Bonnie Kunz and bringing the award winning slam poet Joaquin Zihuatanejo to a conference for graduating Latino high school students.
“Latinos in Action inspires students to become leaders in their communities with the goal of supporting the educational success of Latino/Latina and other underrepresented youth,” says LIA club president Elizabeth Payan.
The club’s goal oriented nature shines through its many community service projects, as well as cultural and leadership events which are aimed to help students become professionals in their fields.
The LIA club also strives to help increase the number of students attaining a college education through peer mentorship.
All students are welcome to join the LIA club as the club is meant for all students, not just those of Hispanic and Latino descent.
Meetings are held at the senate chamber in the downstairs area of the Taylorsville Redwood Student Center at 1 p.m.