Austin nonprofit Con Mi Madre held its annual Leadership Summit on July 8 – 9 at UT Austin. The Summit is a pinnacle event for Con Mi Madre, bringing together Latina students and their mothers to learn and grow.
“For most of our participants, this is the first time they will get the real college experience, sleeping in dorms, learning in university classrooms. The girls and their mothers get excited about their future when they get to experience it firsthand,” says Dr. Teresa Granillo, executive director of Con Mi Madre.
Con Mi Madre aims to empower young Latinas and their mothers through educational and support services that increase preparedness, participation and success in post- secondary education. Con Mi Madre currently serves over 600 mother-daughter teams in 20 middle and high schools in the Austin area.