ENgaging LAtino Communities for Education (ENLACE)

Student Ambassador Program

The ENLACE Ambassador Program is a talented group of students who gain valuable volunteer and leadership experience that transform communities. Student Ambassadors are current SJC students selected on the basis of leadership, scholarship, professionalism and desire to promote education and the better being of their community. Ambassadors uphold the philosophy, mission and goals of ENLACE by personal example and by serving as hosts and hostesses for ENLACE.

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours per semester and stay enrolled throughout the semester
  • Must have and maintain 2.5 GPA or higher (GED 480)
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Have at least two (2) semesters to contribute to program
  • Practice and uphold professionalism including responsibility, dependability and punctuality
  • Sincere desire to represent SJC and ENLACE as a Student Ambassador

Responsibilities

  • Complete 3 mandatory events each semester
  • Identify and attend 2 professional/educational training/conference/symposium/seminar
  • Attend an ambassador training at the beginning of each semester.
  • Attend meeting once a month (no more that 1 hour per meeting)
  • Must represent ENLACE with professionalism at all times

Incentives

  • Campus, regional and state recognition
  • Leadership Training and Completion Certificate
  • Lots of experience for resume and opportunity for letters of recommendation
  • Exposure to various regional and state involvement opportunities and conferences
  • Establish professional and personal contacts
  • Create professional network
  • Be a apart of fun and exciting events on campus and ENLACE site
  • Scholarship to San Juan College of $1,000 per semester (amount varies upon funding)

Other Information

  • Ten positions are available
  • Ambassadors are expected to provide service of 50 hours per semester
  • All responsibilities are required, as stated above, to receive stipend and other program incentives
  • Ambassadors are responsible for notifying ENLACE staff if they are unable to make their scheduled event (within 24-hours of event start-time). If missing an event, Ambassador must makeup missed event with an equivalent event that semester
  • One unexcused absence from assigned event or monthly meeting will result in your termination from the Student Ambassador program and all funding will have to be refunded to ENLACE

Selection Criteria

  • Sincere desire to represent ENLACE events and San Juan College
  • Enthusiasm to work with the Latino community
  • Comfortably in large groups and give presentations
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Desire to learn and develop skill sets described above

Application Procedure

  • All interested candidates are required to apply yearly to IME BECA. Applications are available at ENLACE Family Center. Selection process will take place during each Fall Semester.