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Angelica Solano hopes to be the first college graduate in her family.Angelica Solano espera ser la primera de su familia en graduarse de la universidad.Submitted photo

Angelica Solano hopes to be the first college graduate in her family.
Angelica Solano espera ser la primera de su familia en graduarse de la universidad.
Submitted photo

by Emmanuel Patiño Gómez

Latina Participation
Angelica Solano is a Latina Evanstonian working to achieve her dreams by earning a college degree. Ms. Solano was born and raised in Evanston. She graduated from ETHS and attends Oakton Community College. Angelica hopes to be the first college graduate in her family.

Ms. Solano shared she was uncertain about what she would do after high school. During her senior year, she became a volunteer for Latino Resources. With their help she developed a plan for attending college. The 2013 U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement report highlighted a significant educational attainment growth for Latinos to have increased over the last ten years. Between 2004 and 2013, the number of Latinos earning an associate’s degree or higher increased 71% (3.8 million to 6.5 million). Angelica is on track for achieving her
college completion goals.

Ms. Solano has been a Latino Re-sources youth board member since 2013. “I got involved because I wanted to give back to other Latinos and encourage them to participate in our community. I have helped to organize Evanston’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, conduct voter registration outreach and work at our fundraising events.” Angelica explained how she has learned to balance school, work, family, friends and volunteering in her community. “I am inspired by the work I do because I believe anything is possible. I know I will achieve my educational goals and make a positive difference for Latinos in Evanston.”

Do you have Latino news you would like to share with the Latino community? Please contact the Club Éxito/Success Club Latino News Team at 847-866-5916 or email:, to let us know about Latino people, events and stories that we can share with our community.

Participación Latina
Angelica Solano es una Latina de Evanston que trabaja para alcanzar sus sueños ganando un título universitario. La Srta. Solano nació y creció en Evanston. Se graduó de ETHS y ahora estudia en Oakton Community College. Angelica espera ser la primera de su familia en graduarse de la universidad.

La Srta. Solano dijo que ella estaba insegura de que quería hacer después de la secundaria. Durante su último año, se hizo voluntaria de Latino Resources. Con la ayuda de la organización, ella desarrolló un plan para asistir a la universidad. El reporte de la Oficina del Censo de Suplemento Social y Económico Anual destacó un significante logro de crecimiento educacional para latinos que han incrementado en los últimos diez años. Entre los años 2004 y 2013, el número de latinos ganando un grado de asociación o más alto incrementó un 71% (3.8 millones a 6.5 millones). Angelica está en camino para alcanzar su meta de completar la universidad.

La Srta. Solano ha sido miembro de la junta juvenil de Latino Resources desde 2013. “Me envolví porque quería devolver a otros latinos y animarlos a participar en nuestra comunidad. Yo he ayudado a organizar la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana en Evanston, he ayudado a registrar votantes, y he trabajado en nuestros eventos de recaudación de fondos.” Angelica explicó cómo ha estado aprendiendo a balancear el tiempo para la escuela, el trabajo, la familia, los amigos y voluntariados en la comunidad. “Estoy inspirada por el trabajo que hago porque yo creo que cualquier cosa es posible. Yo sé que voy a alcanzar mis metas educacionales y hacer una diferencia positiva por los latinos en Evanston.

¿Alguien que tenga noticias que le gustaría compartir con la comunidad latina? Por favor comuníquese con Club Éxito Latino News Team al 847-866-5916 o correo electrónico:, con información sobre nuestra gente latina, eventos e historias que podamos compartir con nuestra comunidad.

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