PODER Early Arrival Program
- The mission of the PODER Early Arrival Program is to promote agency and support amongst first-generation college students under the Latinx umbrella within their Northeastern experience.
- In Spanish, the word poder means “power” but it’s also a verb that means “can” or “be able to” – like ¡Sí se puede! (Yes we can!)
- PODER aims to give first-generation Latinx students the power to take control over their transition into Northeastern and give them the strength to succeed throughout their journey. Through one-on-one mentor-mentee relationships, social events, retreats, and workshops PODER students learn the mechanics of a successful Northeastern experience while fostering a sense of community (familia) that they can turn to.
- Qualifications: Be an incoming student at Northeastern University (whether freshmen or transfer) who identifies as a first-generation Latinx student regardless of sexuality, immigration status, gender/gender expression, and or ability, etc.