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GANAS Leadership




Are you interested in connecting with a mentor in your field and growing as a leader at GateWay and beyond? If so, the GANAS (GateWay Academic Nexus Advancing Students) Latinx Leadership Institute is looking for you! Sponsored by the Hispanic-Serving Institution grant ÉXITO (#P031S190167), the GANAS program is designed to foster a network of Latinx/a/o- and/or Hispanic-identifying students who will become leaders in their careers and communities.

As a GANAS participant, you will have the opportunity to develop a high-impact relationship with an experienced professional in your field of interest, and gain insights into how to successfully take your first steps after completing your time at GateWay. In addition to your mentor, you will develop a network of Latinx and Hispanic student colleagues in your cohort, and expand one another's understanding of leadership and identity. Upon completing the institute, GANAS student leaders will be equipped with knowledge, perspectives, and skills necessary for being an effective and equitable leader at GateWay and beyond.


If you are interested in joining GANAS, email for more information or apply today.



Self-identify Latinx

Self-identify Latinx and/or Hispanic

*If you do not identify as Hispanic and/or Latinx/a/o, click here to check out other leadership opportunities available to you*


Enrolled at GateWay

Must be enrolled at GateWay for Fall 2021 and plan to enroll for Spring 2022

Minimum GPA 2.0

Minimum GPA 2.0 or New to College


GANAS participants are required to attend four (4) sessions in Fall 2021 and four (4) sessions in Spring 2022. Sessions will be held monthly on the first Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m., beginning September 2021. 

Session Date Time
1 Wed., September 15 3 p.m.
2 Wed., October 6 3 p.m.
3 Wed., November 3 3 p.m.
4 Wed., December 1 3 p.m.
5 Wed., January 19 3 p.m.
6 Wed., February 2 3 p.m.
7 Wed., March 2 3 p.m.
8 Wed., April 6 3 p.m.
9 Wed., May 4 3 p.m.

This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Title V Hispanic Serving Institution grant ÉXITO (#P031S190167) at GateWay.

What will I learn? What will I get out of this?

  • Learn what it means to be a leader, and what makes you one.
  • Reflect on your own personal and cultural values, and how to enact them as a leader.
  • Develop your own leadership style based on your unique experiences and background.
  • Gain new perspectives on how to work, communicate, and be an effective and equitable leader for diverse teams.
  • Explore strategies and approaches with your mentor to help you succeed in your field of interest.
  • Practice how to communicate and advocate to reach your goals. 
  • Envision how you can be a leader in your community.
  • Connect with local leaders to explore how you can contribute to improving our community well-being.
  • Develop critical thinking skills


What is the time commitment?

Do I have to be enrolled for both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters at GWC to participate in the program?

Why use Latinx or Latinx/a/o?

Why is this program designed for Latinx identifying students?

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Interested in Becoming a Mentor? Learn more here.