Latino Communications Initiative

Preparing The Next Generation Of Communication Professionals

The Latino Communications Initiative (LCI) is a workforce preparedness program that supports the development of U.S. Latino cultural competency through relevant courses, research and a broad spectrum of educational opportunities.  LCI continues to build a pipeline of talented Latino millennials who are career-ready.  Many LCI students are first-generation college students who find life-changing training, internship connections and mentorships during their course of study.

  Developing Language Skills for Spanish Bilingual Students

With the U.S. Latino market explosion, employers are looking for talented bilingual communication professionals.  The Spanish for Hispanic Media academic certificate, a collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, provides a pathway to Spanish bilingual students that enables them to become Spanish-proficient in the communications field.


  • LCI students are placed in highly competitive internships.
  • Recent graduates are working in newsrooms and in top PR and advertising agencies.


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To learn more about the LCI, please contact: Inez González, Director of the Latino Communications Initiative at  or (657) 278-2826.

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