From the Desk of Lilleana Cavanaugh, Executive Director OCHLA

This is an invitation for your university/ organization  to join us for the 2ndAnnual Bridge Builders Forum which will be held on Saturday, October 27,2012 at the Ohio Union (1739 North High St. Columbus, OH 43210).

The purpose of the Bridge Builders Forum is to provide underrepresented students and their families information on how to apply to college, financial aid information, and ways students can be successful once in college. The program is being hosted by The Ohio State University in conjunction with the Gates Millennium Scholar Program and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.  We are hoping to build on the success of last year’s program where we provided information and resources to over 300 students and their families.  In order to accomplish this mission, we are hoping you will join us for the college/community resources fair. There is no fee to participate, although we do ask that you register by October 1, 2012 to confirm your participation.  The community fair is a great way to reach out to students across the state of Ohio who are interested in furthering their education. 

We encourage you to join us for the entire day, as there will be multiple opportunities for you to mingle with the students and parents. The college/community resources fair is scheduled to take place from 2:00- 3:30PM. Attached is a flier for our event. 

If you are interested in joining us for the event, please register at before October 1, 2012

Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to having you join us for this year’s Bridge Builders Forum.


Maria O. Sanchez

Coordinator, Academic Studies


Office of Diversity & Inclusion 

The Ohio State University

SAS Building, Third Floor

281 West Lane Avenue

Columbus, OH 43210


Subject: Alliance for Immigrant Women Materials and Trainings

We met a few weeks ago in Cincinnati at the GCLC Meeting and again at the OCHLA Conference in Columbus. I mentioned to you that our organization, the Alliance for Immigrant Women, works with immigrant victims of domestic violence. We have various materials in many languages, including Spanish. Our materials can be sent anywhere in the US and are free of charge. I have attached our order form in case OCHLA or any of your partner organizations are interested. We also provide trainings to service providers regarding many topics pertaining to working with documented and undocumented immigrant victims of DV. Please do not hesitate to refer us to any organizations that may be interested in our services.

Let me know if there is any way we can work with OCHLA in the future!

Thank you,

Julie Marzec

Program Coordinator, Alliance for Immigrant Women Coordinadora de la Alianza de las Mujeres Inmigrantes Advocate, Battered Women’s Shelter YWCA of Greater Cincinnati

898 Walnut Street

Cincinnati OH, 45202

513-241-7090 (ex. 150)

¡Se habla español!