In an effort to raise money for Latino literacy, the Lambda
Theta Nu Sorority is selling paper valentines to donate to Project
According to the sorority’s Web site, Lambda Theta Nu has three
important objectives: community service, academic excellence and
Though the sorority is predominately Latino, Lila Medeiros, a
community service chair for Lambda Theta Nu, said the sorority is
for everybody and supports multicultural causes.
Medeiros said Project Avanzando was created in 2001 to open up
the possibilities for migrant and agricultural workers of Latino
descent to get their GEDs.
The “Lambda Valentines” will provide donations to the project
and will be sold all week by members of the sorority in the Lory
Student Center, Medeiros said.
“I really think it’s a good cause,” said Medeiros, a health and
exercise science sophomore.
The money will provide childcare, computer skills, life skills
and other benefits to migrant workers to help them achieve a higher
degree of education, said Elizabeth Salamanca, an active sorority
Salamanca, a sophomore human studies and family development
major, said the CSU Beta chapter of the sorority is participating
in the national effort of Project Avanzando and all of the chapters
of the sorority are raising money.
With the goal of $600, Medeiros said the chapter will contribute
greatly to the support of Latino literacy and education.
“Its important to support our Latino community,” Medeiros
Members of the sorority are proud to participate in for this
cause, Salamanca said.
“Its good to give back to the community,” Salamanca said.
With Valentine’s Day just days away, members are working hard to
sell the Valentines.
“We are trying to raise as much money as possible,” Medeiros