Unidos: La Casa Latina Mentorship Program was created to enhance student's academic development, and cultivate social and intellectual growth.  This program also provides leadership information/skills, academic resources and referrals; as well as workshops on professional development.  Equally important, Unidos gives you the opportunity to network closely with faculty, staff, alumni, and other Latino students on campus.  By participating in Unidos students can grow while having immediate access to these valuable resources.

Unidos: La Casa Latina Mentorship Program aims to:

  • Build positive mentor-mentee relationships
  • Offer multiple services and levels of participation
  • Cultivate culturally appropriate learning
  • Create extraordinary opportunities for student success
  • Open to undergraduates and graduates Latino students

Mentors will:

  • Mentor a freshman or sophmore student
  • Demonstrate commitment to Latin@ student community at PENN
  • Represent positive role models
  • Provide advice and academic guidance
  • Support career development, as well as social and cultural growth

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 30, 2016

 Mentor Application 

Mentees are:

  • Matched appropriately with upperclass students
  • Assisted to adjust well to student life at PENN
  • Learning time management and de-stressing technique
  • Guided toward success by a "personal touch"

 Mentee Application 

Meet the Unidos: La Casa Latina Committee


Cuauhtemoc Sandoval

E-mail: scu@sas.upenn.edu
Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
School: The College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Computational Biology


Sergio Rodriguez Labra

E-mail: sergio@seas.upenn.edu
Hometown: Queretaro, Mexico / Portage, Michigan
School: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Major: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


Alexa Salas
E-mail: alsal
Pheonix, Arizona 
The College of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2016
Urban Studies

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If you are interested in obtaining more information and/or participating in the Unidos

please contact La Casa Latina Director Johnny Irizarry at 215.573.2394, johnnyi@upenn.edu