Cast your votes for Western Nevada College and its Latino Cohort program in NV Energy Foundation’s fourth annual Power of Good Giveaway from June 17-21.
Voting is live through the following link: Power of Good Giveaway.
Voters must be a Nevada resident and can vote once per day. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 21.
Since 2010, the Latino Cohort has helped Latino students at WNC overcome potential cultural barriers so they can earn an associate degree and be prepared to continue their education at a four-year school or transition directly into the workforce successfully.
WNC serves many students of color (34 percent in 2017) and is adapting to become a certified minority-serving institution in the next year. This reflects the changing demographics of Northern Nevada and is key to empowering youth of color in their educations and careers.
Only 16 percent of Fortune 500 board seats were held by minorities in 2018, while the U.S. was made up of 29.5 percent minorities in 2018. WNC’s Latino Cohort provides an opportunity to close this power gap by offering space for Latino students to succeed.
Cohort participants boast graduation rates nearly double that of non-cohort students.
The Power of Good Giveaway focuses on Nevada nonprofits that serve youth and young adults, ages 12-24, and are focused on diverse and inclusive programs; these programs are eligible to win $30,000 statewide. First-place winners will receive $10,000, second place $3,000 and third place $2,000 in Northern Nevada and Southern Nevada.