Feb 112004
Authors: Carmen Filosa

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


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