CCLI 2015, can you believe it's been over nine months since you met your 59 new best friends at the César E. Chavez Leadership Institute? The ASU Chávez Programs keeps your CCLI familia close and engaged through events like Devils in Training.

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Whether you are a first time college student, a sophomore studying abroad for a semester, or a college graduate moving in with a friend to save some cash, living with one or more roommates is a delicate relationship. This relationship requires concern for others and an established sense of boundaries. Do not be intimidated. Roommates can become close friends and study buddies.

There are so many local organizations out there that depend on young leaders like you to keep them going yearlong. Here are a few places to volunteer, but the opportunities are endless. If you like helping youth, there is a non-profit looking for young mentors. If you’re into arts, animals, or technology, share that love with organizations that share that same passion!

Despite how it may seem for many first generation college students, your future really is yours. For many individuals, the pressure of being the first to attend college or even graduate high school can be overwhelming at times. There is a sense of pride you get in knowing that you are helping pave the way for future generations. But at the same time there is fear and doubt associated with it.

Ask a Devil

CCLI is proud to have many of it's alumni attending Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. We spent a little time talking to a CCLI 2011 delegate, Stephen Hermens on how he stays connected to CCLI and is handling his freshman year at Barrett. We also congratulate Stephen on being selected as a 2013 CCLI facilitator where he'll be giving back to the CCLI familia.

Alumni Spotlight

One of the main goals of CCLI is to improve the skill set of each student to better prepare them for college. And upon graduation these skills can be used to help them become leaders within their communities. Kruzhencka Ovando, CCLI 2011 still carries much of what she learned through CCLI with her as she begins her life as a postgraduate.