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2017 Student Leadership Series Launch

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SLS Launch

USHLI is proud to announce its nationally acclaimed Career & College Recruitment Fair in downtown Chicago, which serves as the official launch of our 2017 Student Leadership Series (SLS). We would like to respectfully invite you and students from your school to participate. Attendance is FREE and USHLI will provide a light lunch. Schools wanting to attend are expected to provide their own transportation

The goal of our SLS is to ensure that every child has an opportunity to obtain the level of education that is consistent with his or her maximum potential and the opportunity to be successful in life and career. Arguably one of the largest student events in the nation, USHLI’s 2017 SLS Launch will convene over 3,000 high school students, teachers, and counselors from the Midwest. The event will include a Student Rally featuring Ernie G as our nationally prominent motivational speaker, Workshops on Leadership Development and Financial Aid, and USHLI’s nationally acclaimed Career & College Recruitment Fair. .

In addition to hosting our national conference, USHLI has registered over 2.3 million new voters, published 425 studies on Latino demographics including our flagship biennial online publication of the Almanac of Latino Politics, Awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships and internships, and trained over 900,000 present and future leaders by offering leadership development programs.

Event Details

  • Date: February 16, 2017

  • Location: Sheraton Grand Chicago
    301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611

  • Registration Fee: Free

  • Attendence: Open to high school students (9th-12th) regardless of race or ethnicity, parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators.

  • Dress Code: Business

  • Parking: $25 for Valet Parking. Please see a USHLI staff member for a voucher

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Ernie G - Latino Empowerment Speaker, Activist & Comedian
Ernie G
USHLI is proud to announce that Ernie G, one of the hottest, multi-talented, young Latino entertainers in the country, will officially launch the 2017 Student Leadership Series (SLS) on Thursday, February 16 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel. “We are pleased to have Ernie G, a highly talented speaker, launch the first of an estimated 170 such events USHLI will sponsor this year”, said Board Chairman Luis Caban.

Ernie's unique form of comedy, often referred to as "Latino Edutainment - Educating and Entertaining with a Latino Flavor," motivates students to stay in school, improve their academic performance, graduate, and pursue some level of post-secondary education or training. His comedy has been seen by millions of TV viewers on shows, such as Comedy Central's "Make Me Laugh," B.E.T.'s "Comic View," Ed McMahon's "Next Big Star," & Sí TV's "Funny is Funny!" He is one of the original stars of Galavisión's hit comedy show "Qué Locos!" hosted by George Lopez, - appearing six times, along with two appearances on "The Best of Qué Locos!" He has appeared on HBO Latino's "Habla Again," MUN2's "Loco Comedy Jam," as well as Sí TV's "Latino Laugh Festival!" and their hip new show, "Inside Joke!"
Thursday, February 16, 2017
SLS Participant Onsite & Curbside Check-In
Life & Leadership Skills Workshops (Red Group A & B)
College & Career Fair (Blue Group A & B)
Life & Leadership Skills Workshops (Blue Group A & B)
College & Career Fair (Red Group A & B)
Program Adjourns & Lunch Distribution