- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Joliet Junior College has received a grant to highlight Latino culture and history.

The (Joliet) Herald-News reports (https://bit.ly/1eE9UDz ) that currently 23 percent of students at the school are Latino. The school is one of more than 200 organizations around the country to receive the National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The school will participate in the American Library Association and endowment’s “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” project.

Michelle Roman-Garcia multicultural student affairs director at the college. She says the school had a Latino club in 1990s and in 2003 an office was opened to help Latino students and students from different ethnic backgrounds.

Roman-Garcia says the grant will provide more outreach efforts like bringing in speakers.


Information from: The Herald-News, https://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews

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