UIC’s Latino Academic Support Wins National Awards, by Brian Flood (UIC News Center, 2014)

In the 1970s, community members joined faculty and staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago to advocate for specialized Latino student service programs aimed at recruitment and retention.

Administrators responded to the appeal with the 1975 launch of a new department, known today as the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) program.

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