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Highlights from LEDA’s 2016 Reception

LEDA’s annual cocktail reception was held on February 2, 2016. This inspirational evening brought the LEDA Community together to celebrate the organization’s achievements and look ahead to an exciting year to come.

Videography and editing: Antonelli Visual Media

LEDA Scholar Opens New York Times Conference

LEDA Cohort 6 Scholar Sayra Alanis (Rice ’15) was a featured speaker at the 2015 Schools for Tomorrow conference, hosted by The New York Times.

Opening the Door for Low-Income Students to Overcome ‘Aristocracy’ of Higher Ed

For kids who grew up poor or without higher education role models, the idea of attending one of the best colleges in the country isn’t just a dream — the goal may not have ever occurred to them. Jeffrey Brown looks in on a program that gives select high school seniors the guidance and tools to dream big.

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Five Student Scholars’ Dreams for College Inspired by Upbringing: Giving low-income students the dream and guidance to attend top schools

Five high school students who participated in the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America summer session talk about growing up poor, their hopes for college and how LEDA has changed their lives.

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Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to identifying and developing the academic and leadership potential of exceptional public high school students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

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