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Association of Latino Professionals For America

J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Hernandez, Daniel Tapia
dtapiahernandez1@student.gsu.edu

Address
55 Park Place
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

The mission of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) is: To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.

Benefits

ALPFA develops the leaders of tomorrow by providing quality student programs focusing on professional development, access to a nationwide network of corporate partners through national/regional symposiums, internships, scholarships and much more.
ALPFA, members are part of a professional network that provides opportunities for growth and success in every sector of the economy.
ALPFA at GSU provides access to mentors, role models through a series of corporate and strategic partnerships as well as the “ALPFA Latino Professionals Pipeline” and also through the “Inspirational Role Model” and the “Professional Role Model” programs.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Business Management

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnic Group
Hispanic/ Latinx groups, Multi-racial

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
09/01/2013

Number Served

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Gilberto Vasquez
Jessica Alba
Oscar Munoz
Mary Dillon
Cindy Robins-Guerra

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Committee/council/group/advisory board/task force, Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ training/coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, modules, professional development etiquette, facilitated discussion, panel, summit, educational programming, speaker series), Funding to attend professional development sessions/coursework (e.g., conference travel, professional development session/coursework registration fee, application fee waiver, book purchase), celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Creation of materials (syllabi, templates, tool-kits, lists, resources (printed or web-based), Dissemination/communication of policy, newsletter, brief, common definitions, web-based diversity, equity and/or inclusion statements

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Funding to attend professional development sessions/coursework. Georgia State ALPFA members can receive small subsidies to attend the annual ALPFA Convention which has significant programming for students, including resume critiques, professional guidance, access to sponsor-led events hosted by sponsors like Bank of America, EY, KPMG, Goldman Sachs.

Self-efficacy Emphasis

1/1 mentoring, networking events with mentors, career development workshops, exposure to successful Latinx professionals.

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

The program acknowledges the students where they are and the unique challenges that they face. This includes celebration of their Latinx culture, recognition of the challenges faced by first-generation students, sharing of information and learning among the group.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Development of Academic Sense of Belongingness (e.g. Meetings with doctoral scholars, peer researchers, exchanges at academic conferences), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Coaching, Feeder pathways (e.g. existing partnerships with programs at similar or next level of the academic pipeline), Institutional alliances, Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders), Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees, Mentors provide psychological and or emotional support, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Provide opportunities for participants to discuss their journey and share learnings.

Evaluation Methods

average attendance to events

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

increasing academic skill area (s),persisting through current degree program, earning a degree, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty),Other

Other: Many members are the first generation in their families to attend college. The program's goal is to provide access to models for success and create an understanding of the characteristics, knowledge, behaviors that are necessary for career success.

Outcome Milestones

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Key Performance Indicators

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Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
09/01/2013

Number Served

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Gilberto Vasquez
Jessica Alba
Oscar Munoz
Mary Dillon
Cindy Robins-Guerra

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Committee/council/group/advisory board/task force, Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ training/coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, modules, professional development etiquette, facilitated discussion, panel, summit, educational programming, speaker series), Funding to attend professional development sessions/coursework (e.g., conference travel, professional development session/coursework registration fee, application fee waiver, book purchase), celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Creation of materials (syllabi, templates, tool-kits, lists, resources (printed or web-based), Dissemination/communication of policy, newsletter, brief, common definitions, web-based diversity, equity and/or inclusion statements

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Funding to attend professional development sessions/coursework. Georgia State ALPFA members can receive small subsidies to attend the annual ALPFA Convention which has significant programming for students, including resume critiques, professional guidance, access to sponsor-led events hosted by sponsors like Bank of America, EY, KPMG, Goldman Sachs.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

1/1 mentoring, networking events with mentors, career development workshops, exposure to successful Latinx professionals.

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

The program acknowledges the students where they are and the unique challenges that they face. This includes celebration of their Latinx culture, recognition of the challenges faced by first-generation students, sharing of information and learning among the group.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Development of Academic Sense of Belongingness (e.g. Meetings with doctoral scholars, peer researchers, exchanges at academic conferences), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Coaching, Feeder pathways (e.g. existing partnerships with programs at similar or next level of the academic pipeline), Institutional alliances, Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders), Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees, Mentors provide psychological and or emotional support, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Provide opportunities for participants to discuss their journey and share learnings.

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

average attendance to events

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

increasing academic skill area (s),persisting through current degree program, earning a degree, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty),Other

Other: Many members are the first generation in their families to attend college. The program's goal is to provide access to models for success and create an understanding of the characteristics, knowledge, behaviors that are necessary for career success.