Congratulations 2016 AGUILA Seniors who were admitted to the following schools:

Arizona State University

ASU Barrett Honors College

Benedictine University at Mesa

Bowdoin College (MA)

Central College (IA)

Colorado State University – Pueblo

Gonzaga University (WA)
Grand Canyon University

Hofstra University (NY)

Johnson and Wales University (CO)

Lehigh University (PA)

Loras College (IA)

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University New Orleans (LA)

Mary Hardin – Baylor University (TX)

Mills College (CA)

New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Tech

New York Institute of Technology (NY)

Northern Arizona University

Pacific University

Pomona College (CA)

Purdue University (IN)

Regis University (CO)

Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Saint Xavier University

San Diego State University (CA)

San Francisco State University (CA)

Santa Clara University (CA)

Simpson College (IA)

South Dakota School of Mines

St. Catherine University (MN)

St. John’s University (NY)

St. Mary’s College (CA)

St. Mary’s University (TX)

St. Xavier University (IL)

University of Arizona

University of California at Santa Barbara

University of Dayton (OH)

University of Iowa

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX)

University of Miami (FL)

University of Missouri

University of New Mexico

University of Portland (OR)

University of San Francisco (CA)

University of Southern California

University of Tampa (FL)

Vanguard University (CA)

Virginia Tech University

Wartburg College (IA)

Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Western New Mexico University

Willamette University (WA)

Xavier University (OH)

An INCREDIBLE Opportunity for AGUILA Alum




AGUILA Teachers of Promise

AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute and Teach For America will be hosting an ATOP Information Session on Saturday, August 27th.

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP here:

Where: Pueblo del Sol Middle School | 3449 N 39th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85019

When: Saturday, August 27th from 12:20-1:20pm

What is ATOP?

The AGUILA Teachers of Promise (ATOP) work to serve 8th grade students in a local school district now, while preparing for a future as dynamic educators committed to closing the educational opportunity gap for students across the Valley.

Who can become an ATOP?

Applicants must be…

  • ·         An alumni of the AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute
  • ·         Starting their sophomore, junior, or senior year in college
  • ·         Enrolled in a college or university in Phoenix
  • ·         Currently hold a 2.5 GPA or higher

Why become an ATOP?

  • ·         Get hands-on classroom experience and make a difference for students now
  • ·         Receive professional development from both AGUILA and Teach For America staff
  • ·         Learn more about the Teach For America organization and their application process

What is the commitment?

ATOPs commit to the following:

Supporting an AGUILA faculty in the classroom 1-5 hours a month (1 hour minimum, additional hours will be on a volunteer basis and highly recommended

Seven professional development sessions throughout the 2016-2017 school year

o   Kickoff event for all accepted applicants to be held on Friday, September 30, 2016

o   Remaining professional developments dates TBD

Submitting an application to join Teach For America

How do I apply?

Due Sept. 3, 2016

Please submit your application to become an ATOP at:

The application should take no longer than 30 minutes!

Interested in learning more about the ATOP program?

Reach out directly to:

·         Rosemary Hernandez at

·         Anna Lisa Caraveo at


Scholarships for Arizona Students

School is starting soon and that means college applications are due! While you are applying to college, don't miss out on applying for free money!

ScholarshipsAZ, is a great organization that has a list of scholarships, specifically for Arizona students. Here is their website: and you can click on the image above to view their scholarship list!

Scholarship App helps DREAMers find Scholarships

Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca’s struggle to find money for college inspired her to create a scholarship network that undocumented students can tap into just by reaching into their pockets. The network comes in the form of an app called the DREAMer’s Roadmap, and it will launch this month for iOS and Android.

The home screen of the app gives users the option to explore the database or create an account to keep track of scholarships on the platform. Salamanca said she wanted to let users search for scholarships without having to create an account in case some undocumented students didn’t feel comfortable giving their information.

To make the search easier, users of DREAMer’s Roadmap can filter the database. For example, they can select settings that reflect whether they have DACA or not to narrow down the scholarships for which they qualify. When they find a scholarship they like, users can share, comment or save the listing. If users know of a scholarship that is not listed, they can submit it, and DREAMer’s Roadmap will verify that it is legitimate before it goes live on the app.

Salamanca plans to keep the DREAMer’s Roadmap free. “We didn’t want to risk charging for the app and depriving people from obtaining a tool that can potentially help them get money and go to college,” she said.


From United We Dream

From United We Dream

Student Orientation | Orientacion Estudiantil | Saturday, Aug. 6

AGUILA  continues to receive local and  national recognition for extraordinary achievement and student enrollment at renowned universities across the country, however we cannot do this alone.  We need parents and students alike to participate fully in their academic, personal and career goals.  AGUILA prepares youth for academic success by providing information and resources at every session.  This includes support in search and acceptance to colleges/universities and scholarships. You can become part of your student's success by making sure they attend all the sessions including the ORIENTATION this Saturday. 

AGUILA is holding a MANDATORY Orientation for ALL ACCEPTED AGUILA students on SATURDAY, August 6 from 9 am – 3 pm.  Students will receive important information, resources regarding the topics listed above.  PLEASE NOTE:  This is the ONLY meeting for the month of August.  Failure to attend two sessions (excused or unexcused) will be noted, tracked and referred to our Alumni Advisory Panel for continued participation.   

The Orientation will be held at Arizona State University's Tempe Campus in the LIFE SCIENCES Building -- LSA 1919, 451 E. Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ  85281. This is a MANDATORY session and students are expected to attend!  Students should bring their backpack, pen, notebook and $ 5.00 for lunch. 

Also, there will be a required parent session at 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM on the same day and same location. While we love children, we ask that you kindly make alternate arrangements for their care. You will be receiving IMPORTANT information and there should be no distractions for you and other parents attending the session. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the office at (602) 518-0612


Aunque AGUILA ha recibido reconocimiento nacional por logros extraordinarios y matrícula cion de estudiantes en universidades de renombre alrededor del el país, no podemos hacerlo solos. Necesitamos que los padres y estudiantes participen en sus metas académicas, personales y profesionales. AGUILA prepara a los jóvenes para el éxito académico, proporcionando información y recursos en las sesiones mensuales. Esto incluye el apoyo en la búsqueda y aceptación de colegios / universidades y becas. Puede llegar a ser parte del éxito de su hijo, asegurándose de que asista a todas las sesiones mensuales emezando con la  orientación de este sábado.

AGUILA está teniendo una orientación obligatoria para todos los estudiantes este sábado, 6 de Agosto de  9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Vamos a proporcionar información importante acerca de los temas mencionados anteriormente. NOTA: Este es el único encuentro de Agosto. Se llevará a cabo en ASU Tempe en el LIFE SCIENCES Edificio - LSA 1919 (véase el mapa adjunto). Se trata de una sesión obligatoria y se espera que los estudiantes asistan. Por favor traiga su mochila, lápiz, cuaderno y $ 5.00 para el almuerzo.

Además, habrá una sesión para padres de 1:30 pm -3 pm en el mismo día, y mismo lugar.  Aunque nos encantar los niños, pedimos que tenga arreglos para su cuidado.  Los padres van a recibir nformación importante y no debe haber ninguna distracción para usted y otros padres que asistan a la sesión.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta acerca de este asunto, no dude en llamar a la oficina al (602) 518-0612.

Volunteer Opportunities


We are always looking for new Arizonans to join our effort to promote, defend and champion the values that make America exceptional!

It would be an honor if you would consider becoming a part of this effort to make America the most free and prosperous country on earth.  The policies and values promoted by the Republican Party are designed to make the lives of every single American better.  We believe in empowering everyday citizens to be all that they can be, while simultaneously fighting for those in society that are unable to help themselves.  The Republican Party stands for solutions that will keep American exceptional.

If you want to join us and be a part of the solution, complete the contact form and let us help you get plugged in!  No one has every regretted being a patriot

Internship/Volunteer Opportunity

Arizona Democratic Party Field Internship

The Arizona Democratic Party is building an incredibly aggressive internship program for the upcoming election cycle and we’re looking for dedicated students who want to learn about the political process while gaining new communications and leadership skills. 

Working with the state party’s coordinated campaign in the fall is a great way to hone communication skills, get comfortable talking with people about sensitive political issues and learn more about how political campaigns are run on the grassroots level.

The coordinated campaign works with Ann Kirkpatrick, Kyrsten Sinema and other candidates running for legislative districts and county offices. The coordinator runs the whole field program for CD9, which means contacting voters via phone and door knocking, doing voter registration and planing events with the candidates up and down the ballot. Our internship requires that interns commit to working at least 10 hours a week (which can be knocked out over several half days or by working almost one whole day) and they’re able to work any day of the week.

To apply go to:

For questions, contact Joe Russell or call 480-329-4150.



"CHANGE REACTION" - The 9th Annual AGUILA Summer Leadership Symposium

The Symposium is coming!!!!!  Be ready to be informed, engaged and work to create CHANGE through thoughtful REACTION to activities, workshops, seminars, experiences and dialogue.  Each year AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute, along with Arizona State University and other partners, will host an unforgettable experience for 300+ high school and college students who will converge on ASU's Downtown campus for a one-of-a-kind  3 night/4 day experience.  Rising Juniors and Seniors can still apply for the Symposium which is a part of the year round program - your application allows you to participate in this exclusive event.  Deadline to apply is May 30, 2016 and can be found on this website.  

Resident Assistant (college students who serve as guides to high school students) and Volunteer Applications are also available by contacting the office at (602) 518-0612.

11th Annual AGUILA Honors Convocation is coming - don't miss it!

Join us for this memorable event where our students are truly lifted in celebration for their accomplishments.  Both high school and college graduates will be walking across the stage giving thanks to family and friends in their journey.  Here are the details:

11TH Annual AGUILA Honors Convocation

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Grand Canyon University

3300 West Camelback Road

Ethington Theatre

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Reception immediately following program

If you are an AGUILA high school or college graduate don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this very special event and opportunity to Pay it Forward to those who follow your lead.  Call the office at (602) 518-0612 to obtain a Bio for the event.  All students are asked to dress for success and bring your cap and gown and any honor cords and stoles.  If you are a college graduate who will not be able to participate, please contact us so that we can still place your name, school, degree and major in the program - we want to honor YOU!