9. TO CREATE CHANGE—Most of all, in these difficult times, Latinos need leaders who love nuestra gente and are willing to fight for change. We need people who have the knowledge and expertise to help our communities. We need leaders who have a vested interest in our people, and who will create and enact laws that help ALL of the citizens in the United States—including Latinos.

10. TO REALIZE THEIR DREAMS—A college education is one of the main tools our children have available to help them to achieve their goals and make their dreams a reality. There they can develop specialized skills and network with others of like minds, which may in turn, open doors that lead to a successful career. It is where our children find a career that they love, rather than a job that they hate.