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Bienvenidos a la Red Bolívar

Celebrating 25 Years of the Bolívar Network, Spring Blast and Job Opportunities

April 2022

The Bolívar Network was founded in 1997, exactly 25 years ago. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, we are excited to share that within the next few weeks we will be launching a new logo to reflect our commitment to the BN’s mission! Throughout this year and into the future, the Bolívar Network will continue to create connections and community. If you are interested in participating in the planning, celebration, and feature of the Bolívar Network’s 25th anniversary, please email

This year, as it is safe to do so, we will be co-hosting more in-person events on and off Grounds. First, BN will be present at the first in-person Spring Blast since 2019 on April 8. If you are interested in supporting Hispanic/Latinx enrollment at UVA, check out how you can volunteer through VAAN. Additionally, Hispanic/Latinx alumni will be gathering in New York City on April 27. If you are in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut and are interested in attending, please email Claudia Quintero and Cinthia Fernholz.

Spring Blast – Friday, April 8, 2022

Spring Blast is an annual in-person open house designed to highlight Hispanic and Latinx student experiences here at UVA. This one-day event for admitted students will also highlight some of the countless resources that students use to find their place in the diverse UVA community.

The Bolívar Network will be present and participating in two panels for Spring Blast:

  • Resource Fair | Newcomb Ballroom, 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Community Gathering |Latinx Student Center, 2:00-4:00pm

If you are on Grounds that day and would like to participate, please email our Vice-Chair for Admissions Jason Puryear.

Virginia Alumni Admission Network (VAAN)

Interested in making congratulatory calls to accepted Hispanic/Latinx students this upcoming spring? Sign up via VAAN’s webpage. More information is coming soon.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Join us for two virtual panels with the Afro-Latinx Student Organization (ALSO) and the Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness (SOCA) for the opportunity for alumni to create connections with undergrads and for undergrads to ask alumni questions. More details and Zoom links to be posted to our social media pages in the coming weeks. If you would like to participate, please reach out to

  • Bolívar Network + ALSO Alumni Panel | Wednesday, April 20 | 6:30pm
  • Bolívar Network + SOCA Alumni Panel | Wednesday, April 27 | 6:30pm

Apply for the Student Liaison Committee Member Position

Looking to grow your network and gain event planning skills? Apply to the new Student Liaison Committee Member position. In collaboration with the Vice-Chair for Student Groups, you will be responsible for connecting the Bolívar Network to the various Latinx, Hispanic, Latin American student organizations on Grounds. This includes, helping promote organization events, establishing partnerships, and providing a direct link between the alumni and undergraduate community. If you have any questions, please reach out to

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Job Postings

The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis is hiring:

  • Summer Research Intern
  • Policy Analyst for the Decriminalization of Poverty Campaign
  • Director, Outreach & Engagement

For more information, check out the full job descriptions on their webpage.

The University of Virginia Division of Student Affairs is hiring a Program Coordinator for Multicultural Student Services who will work with the Director to support MSS. Check out the job posting for more information.

Applications for the RAY Diversity Fellowship are being accepted until June 26, 2022. The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellowship focuses on increasing opportunities for emerging leaders of color to learn about, engage with, and enter the conservation and clean energy NGO sectors. Fellowship positions will begin on September 12, 2022. For more information on how to apply, check out the application page.

For more postings, join our Bolívar Network LinkedIn Group. Or, have a job posting you’d like to include in our next newsletter? Email us at

Resume Tips

Not sure where to start on your resume or looking for ways to improve it? Check out this resume tips slideshow created by our Vice-Chair for Professional Development Alejandro Nava Moncada.

Save the Date: The Bolívar Network’s Annual Awards Brunch

Annual Awards Brunch, Saturday, December 2, 2022.

Join us Saturday, December 3, 2022, for our annual awards brunch. Time and location to be announced.

Support the Bolívar Network

Through generations of alumni giving and collaboration with Alumni Hall, we have sustained our Annual Book Scholarship, generated programming funds for our Leadership Fund, and are awarding our second ever First-Year Scholarship. Over the course of this 25th anniversary year, we aim to raise $25,000 to contribute to our various scholarship funds. Please support us in reaching our goal! Thank you for your generosity!

Contribute to Our Fundraising Goal