HISPA Programs


Our Goal: To raise students’ awareness of the importance of education as a means to succeed professionally and realize their full potential

HISPA’s partners and Role Models “understand the urgency of developing the Latino youth - encouraging them to pursue higher education and to consider high-skilled jobs - and to become key contributors to the continued success of our country”


    HRMP consists of six visits by HISPA Role Models over the school year. During the in-school visits, a diverse group of Hispanic professionals shares their cultural backgrounds, professional careers and educational experiences that allowed them to achieve their personal and professional goals. The content and format of the presentations are tailored to the school and/or educational program --ranging from informal classroom discussions to formal auditorium presentations.

    HRMP provides an opportunity for students to personally identify with Latino professionals, who with their stories will inspire and motivate them to set goals, believe in their dreams and pursue higher education.
    Results from our post-HRMP surveys have demonstrated that student attitude toward higher education has positively changed by the completion of the school year program.

    The focus of the presentations will be in sharing key experiences that allowed them to achieve their professional goals. The role model presentation will be tailored to the school or educational program requirements ranging from informal classroom presentations to formal auditorium presentations. The main objective is for the students to see themselves in the role models and envision the possibilities of determining and achieving their own dreams.


    What is the HISPA Youth Conference?

    • A day of hands-on STEM activities
    • A day experiencing a university campus
    • A day with positive, inspirational role models

    Target Audience and Participants

    • 150 8th graders from our partner public middle schools with 50% or more Hispanic student enrollment.

    • 75 Latino professionals from: corporations/employee resource groups, alumni associations, professional organizations, government, non-profit Exposure to highly-skilled professions

  • Corporate Visits

    What are HISPA Corporate Visits?

    • Exposure to highly-skilled professions
    • Immersion in the corporate environment
    • Impact student attitude towards education as crucial to their career

    We handle all logistics in coordinating with partner schools and help your employees develop a day-long agenda for students to explore career opportunities with your organization.

    We organize the students and support event planning, helping companies to strike a balance of lab tours, hands-on activities, and inspirational stories—and, of course, plenty of Role Models.

    Have collaborated with Employee Resource groups to host companies including AT&T, Novartis, Viacom, and Verizon.