Saturday, April 1, 2017
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Providence Career & Technical Academy
41 Fricker Street, Providence, RI 02903
Start the conversation. Ease initial fears. Build confidence that college is possible! Keynote address by Sandra Cano, Assistant VP of Business and Community Development at Navigant Credit Union.
Students from all high schools and their parents should attend! Spanish translation will be available.
Mapping Success is held with support from the Providence School Department.
About Sandra Cano
Sandra Cano was born in Medellin, Colombia, and moved to the United States with her family in September of 2000. A year later she graduated from Shea High School and enrolled at CCRI where she earned an Associate’s Degree in December of 2003 and graduated with honors. Sandra was recognized by the Rhode Island Educational Opportunity Center for her academic performance while at CCRI. She then went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Economics at Bryant University in 2007, the same year she became a citizen of the United States. Sandra completed a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of Rhode Island in 2012. Sandra completed two executive programs at Harvard University CCS 2015 and LDM 2016.
Sandra is the Assistant VP of Business and Community Development at Navigant Credit Union. Additionally, Sandra has developed a strong track record of volunteerism and community engagement. Sandra was elected to be a member of the City of Pawtucket School Committee in 2012 being the top vote getter and the First Latina ever elected in the whole City and in 2014 She became the first latina City Council in the City of Pawtucket. She is also on the board of directors of the YWCA of Rhode Island, Latino Public Radio, ECAS Theater, RI Latino Arts and Serve Rhode Island. Sandra is also a graduate of the Leadership for a Future program (’09) the Latina Leadership Institute (’10) Leadership Central Falls (‘13) and the New Leaders Council Rhode Island (‘14)
Sandra has been recognized by many organizations for her community involvement and positive impact for her work to improve the lives of the underserved communities in Rhode Island. Sandra was chosen as one of 14 people in Rhode Island who made a difference in 2014 by Golocal Prov. and as one Rhode Island’s 9 Influencers to Watch in 2017 by 990WBOB.com.
Sandra lives in Pawtucket.