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La Mesa Latina (Virtual)

October 18, 2021 - October 22, 2021

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, BUILD is proud to present our 5th annual La Mesa Latina, a unique event that brings together many of Chicago’s most accomplished Latin leaders to share their stories with promising Latin youth from across metropolitan Chicago.
Latino high school students meet with Latino professionals to learn how to become effective leaders in their communities. The La Mesa Latina luncheon is traditionally held at ABC7 Chicago studio on State Street but will be a virtual celebration this year. There’s nothing as powerful as a good story – especially when it is true. If a young person asked to hear the story of your life, what would you say? What dreams and aspirations drove you when you were young?
What are the experiences – the triumphs and the challenges – that shaped your path to success? Who taught you what it means to be a leader? What legacy do you want to leave behind?
La Mesa Latina highlights some of the many ways success is possible, while providing an unprecedented look into the hearts and minds of exceptional role models. It is also a rewarding opportunity for the leaders of today to coach the leaders of tomorrow about what it takes to be successful, to overcome challenges, and to generate impact today and a legacy for tomorrow.


October 18, 2021
October 22, 2021
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Online at BUILDChicago.org