Dare to Dream Annual Conference 2017

January 28th, 2017

The ninth annual Dare to Dream: Get Educated! Latina Conference will be held at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. We are proud to announce that our keynote speaker this year is Susana A. Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller. During the conference the girls will attend sessions on goal setting, high school preparation, college acceptance, career opportunities, financial aid, real world situations and mentoring programs. They will also meet with successful Latina professionals who will share how they overcame obstacles and took advantage of mentors and opportunities available to them to achieve their goals. The mothers will attend workshops focused on continuing education, financial aid for documented/undocumented students, mental health focused programming, and understanding the complexities of the college system.


McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
Fawell and Park Boulevards
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

The theatre is located on the College of DuPage campus, just west of Park Boulevard in Glen Ellyn, IL. Take Park Boulevard to Fawell Boulevard (22nd Street on Google Maps). Turn west and follow Fawell about ¼ mile as it curves right and left again. The COD campus is on your left. Turn into the parking lot’s first entrance by the green and white College of DuPage sign. The MAC will be directly in front of you. Parking is free in any of the lots. – See more at: http://www.atthemac.org/plan-your-visit/#sthas.6keRhN1Y.dpuf

Keynote speaker: Susana A Mendoza

Susana A. Mendoza

Susana A. Mendoza will have kindly taken the time to share her history in our Dare to Dream Annual conference 2017.

Susana A. Mendoza became the first Hispanic to ever run for and win a statewide elected office in Illinois as a Democrat. She was elected on a platform of prioritizing state payments to Illinois’ most vulnerable residents…..read more about Susana.


School Registration is now closed.