The Latin American Organization will host the annual Heritage Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Vandervoort Room from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will fund supplies for elementary schools within the Geneva community.
“The Latin American Organization has helped bridge the gap between campus life and life in the community,” says LAO President Stephanie Perez ’15. “Our volunteer work in the community helped me and other LAO board members integrate into the Geneva community, which is always such a great and comforting feeling.”
Perez says the group decided to support school supplies knowing that it can tough sometimes for immigrant parents to purchase school supplies for their children. She believes the effort can have a major impact on motivating students to succeed.
On campus, LAO facilitates a unique sense of community for many students. “I find myself meeting new students and faculty members, who I establish connections with,” says Perez. “LAO has molded me as a person.”
The dinner’s menu will include yellow rice, beans, pernil (shredded pork), pollo guisado (chicken), yellow plantains, and eggplant parmesan. The event will also include entertainment from members of the organization, including dance numbers and poetry readings.
Available in the Scandling Campus Center, tickets are $10 for students and $15 for faculty and staff.