This 3-day institute is an opportunity for educators, activists and community organizers throughout the great northwest to engage in and learn about the theories and methodologies behind the successes of the former Tucson Mexican American Studies Program. This gathering is not a conference but rather an intensive professional development opportunity with applicable, goal-oriented work participants can bring back to their own communities. XITO facilitators will share the liberatory, research-based pedagogy and community organizing skills that led to the success of K-12 youth of color and communities of color in general. The cost is $575 for the institute, meals and lodging. Register at http://lacima.org/xito.