Leaders in Training In The News

Leading, helping while learning


Las Vegas Review Journal

“They’ve pushed us. Our parents have made sure we connected with people,” Cruz said. Connecting with people may prove handy one day. He’s decided he wants to run for governor — even if he’s not quite sure how to get there yet. He knows he’ll need a college degree, and he has set his sights on attending Harvard as an undergradatuate. Then he plans to earn a law degree, probably from Harvard, too." https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/education/las-vegas-next-leaders-may-come-from-program-for-underprivileged-kids/


LIT featured on Inside Education: 



LIT featured in national publication



One Day Magazine

The sky isn’t quite light at 5 a.m., but it’s already 90 degrees in East Las Vegas when Erica Mosca (Las Vegas ’08) pulls up to the house of 15-year-old Bryan Fuentes in a beat-up red Pontiac van with no air conditioning. Fuentes and another student hop into the van, the official field-tripping, student-hauling, all purpose vehicle of the college prep nonprofit Leaders in Training (LIT). https://www.teachforamerica.org/one-day-magazine/scrappy-collective-effort-las-vegas



How students are overcoming the nation’s education inequality


Las Vegas Sun
When she was in high school, Erica Mosca was part of a college-access program that helped first-generation students. With the resources provided and her own hard work, she made it to Boston University and graduated summa cum laude in 2008. Mosca came to Las Vegas with Teach for America, and her fifth-grade students made quite an impression.
Read more: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/jul/24/how-students-are-overcoming-the-nations-education/


Leaders in Training featured on MUNDO FOX 34: 



Leaders in Training is making a big impact in the Las Vegas Valley community, check out our news stories:


Las Vegas Sun
Leaders in Training host the first ever Nevada Education Candidate Forum - Seven local education candidates — none of them incumbents — shared their opinions on how to improve Nevada’s schools at a public political forum on Tuesday.

Las Vegas Review Journal’s View
First day of Leaders in Training programming - Las Vegas High School ninth-grader Alyssa Khamvongsa’s intent is clear. The back of her shirt says it all. “Future College Graduate Here,” it reads.


Harvard ED Magazine
Founder & Executive Director Erica Mosca’s Op-ed in Harvard’s ED Magazine on why she returned to Las Vegas after earning her Masters in Education Policy & Management:
I used to wonder what would have happened to me if I had been doomed to stay in my failing high school. Now the question that gets me up in the morning goes beyond me: What will happen to my 56 former students who face such daunting odds? I will return to Nevada for the same reason I came to Harvard: to ensure that obtaining an excellent education does not rest on luck.
Read more: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/11/05/b-why-erica-mosca-cares

Las Vegas Review Journal
Founder & Executive Director Erica Mosca’s Letter to the Editor on the importance of education in Nevada from 2010 America’s Promise Alliance released a statistical report yesterday that national high school graduation rates are on the rise — student achievement is rising everywhere in this country except in three lone states: Arizona, Utah and the Silver State, Nevada.
Read more: https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/letters/dropout-rate-tied-to-unemployment-foreclosures/



Clark County School District
The Clark County School District featured LIT's $5,000 scholarship donation from East Las Vegas educator Justin Brecht Mendoza Elementary School teacher and 2013-2014 Clark County Educator of the Year Justin Brecht recently donated his $5,000 award to Leaders in Training in order to help empower more students in the east Las Vegas area.
Read more: http://www.ccsd.net/district/news/students/2014/oct/13/leaders-in-training-helps-first-generation-students-graduate



Education Pioneers
National non-profit Education Pioneers features LIT Founder & Executive Director Erica Mosca
When EP Alumna Erica Mosca (Graduate School Fellowship 2011) made Las Vegas her home, it wasn’t the lure of luxe nightlife that attracted her. Instead, it was the opportunity to open students’ eyes to possibilities beyond the Strip.
Read more: http://www.educationpioneers.org/impact-insights/betting-future-leaders-las-vegas



Ramirez Group
Ramirez Group blog mentions Leaders in Training - The same purity exists in the earnestness of the students of Leaders in Training, who actually want to stay after school and participate in monthly volunteerism.



Las Vegas Sun
LIT's Founder & Executive Director Erica Mosca recognized as young Las Vegas leader
Striving for a better Las Vegas: These young leaders are committed to improving Southern Nevada
Read more: http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/mar/02/striving-better-las-vegas/