Jewish Latino Teen Coalition marks 13 years of advocacy, diversity

Lobbying in Washington, D.C., for an increase in protections for immigrant families was an invigorating experience, says Nicolas Rios, a high school student and member of Tucson’s Jewish-Latino Teen Coalition.   

Rios, 16, a junior at BASIS Tucson North, heard about the JLTC from his college preparatory counselor.

Growing up in Southern Arizona sparked Rios’ interest in politics, as well as immigration and border-related issues, he says. Having the opportunity to engage with another dominant ethnic and religious group in Tucson piqued his interest in the JLTC.

“I had a very positive experience overall and there’s not too many opportunities like it, so I was really excited to be able do this sort of program,” says Rios.

Read the entire Arizona Jewish Post article here.

Originally published on April 27, 2017.

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