LPN also strives to keep its costs to attendees as low as possible to sustain the program
(including waiving the cost of attendance for college students.) To do that, LPN seeks donations
from supportive individuals and organizations.
Rob Barron is currently serving his second term on the Des Moines Public School Board. In 2013 he became the first Latino to win elected office in Polk County, Iowa’s largest county. He served Iowans for 13 years in the office of Senator Tom Harkin, including serving as Harkin’s State Director from 2009-2014. He was named one of the “50 Most Wanted Democrats” by the Des Moines Register in 2014. He is a fourth-generation Mexican-American and works full-time at Grand View University.
Omar Padilla is a first generation Latin-American. He is the son of working class immigrant parents. Omar was the first person in his family to go to college. His work experience has allowed him to travel around Iowa and better understand the most pressing needs for the Latino community.