Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Raices Cuba Conference Application Deadline Extended

Deadline EXTENDED to next Sunday, March 7th, 2010!

Great news!!! Roots of Hope is extending the application deadline for this year's national youth leadership conference at Cornell University from April 8-11, 2010. APPLY NOW!

Want to be part of a transformational experience with dynamic young leaders from across the country passionate about Cuba! APPLY NOW! This year, we're holding our trademark conference at Cornell and focusing on how the power of technology can be used to empower youth in Cuba. The name of the conference is eRevolution: Camino a una nueva era (Journey to a New Era) and it will take place from April 8-11, 2010. To apply, please visit www.CornellCubaConference.org.

For the past seven years, the Roots have brought together students and young professionals taking leading roles in our careers and passionate about empowering young people in Cuba at a national youth leadership conference. In the past, our annual conferences have been held at Harvard, Princeton, and Georgetown, and included keynotes by personalities such as Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan, Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar. For info on this year's program and speakers, please visit www.CornellCubaConference.org.

Andy Garcia gives the opening Keynote AddressThis year's conference is more relevant than ever before. Around the world, we've seen how the power of technology can be used to empower the people and promote positive social change. In Cuba today, young people hunger to connect with each other and the outside world.  If you're passionate about Cuba and a dynamic young leader, then YOU should definitely apply. This is an opportunity to get involved and make a difference TODAY. Remember, the deadline is Sunday, March 7th! Don't miss out!

Important to note: Roots of Hope wants to ensure that travel expenses are not a factor in any potential participants' decision to attend the Cornell Cuba Conference. Financial assistance is available to those that request it on the application, including some 100% reimbursements for travel expenses. For more info, visit www.CornellCubaConference.org


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