HISPA Honored

with Presidential Award
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SHARE YOUR STORY & EMPOWER HISPANIC YOUTH BECOME A ROLE MODEL AT A GLANCE: OUR IMPACT SEE OUR ANNUAL REVIEW “I learned that anyone can go to college, no matter their background.” THE HISPANIC DROPOUT RATE IS THE HIGHEST OF ALL MAJOR BECOME A SPONSOR RACIAL AND ETHNIC GROUPS. (Pew Research Center, 2015.)

ABOUT US

HISPA is a New Jersey-based non-profit organization also active in Miami, New York City, and San Antonio. HISPA was formed to engage the volunteerism of Hispanic professionals and eradicate one key reason why Hispanic students do not pursue higher education: a lack of role models.
OUR MISSIONS

HISPA ROLE MODEL CALENDAR

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WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

HISPA has mobilized 2,500 volunteers, reached more than 7,000 students, and worked with about 100 organizations. Whether an individual, school, or corporation, there are many ways to join our movement!

BECOME A ROLE MODEL

HISPA Role Models step into our partner schools’ classrooms and share their successes with students.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Sponsors make HISPA programming possible while we facilitate their corporate responsibility efforts.

BECOME A PARTNER SCHOOL

Is your school in need of Hispanic role models? We may be a match!

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Have different skills or talents you’d like to share? Aside from being a role model, there are many ways for you to participate.

LATEST NEWS

Weekly updates

New Jersey non-profit HISPA one of three organizations honored with presidential STEM award

Princeton, NJ, August 11, 2020 — The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) has named 12 individuals and three organizations as recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA) was one of the […]

Impacto Latino: HISPA recibe el Premio Presidencial STEM

Impacto Latino, the newspaper established in 1967 to serve the Latino community in New York and the United States, featured HISPA’s recognition with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the highest national mentoring award bestowed by the White House. You may read it below, or visit: https://impactolatino.com/hispa-recibe-el-premio-presidencial-stem/. HISPA recibe el […]

Encouraging Success

ETS’s Center for Advocacy & Philanthropy proudly supported this year’s Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA) Role Model Program. During the 2019-2020 school year, the Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA) Role Model Program coordinated 286 school visits by role model volunteers to 34 schools. The program brings professionals into schools to share […]

UPCOMING EVENTS

HISPA hosts multiple events throughout the year, from volunteer recruitment events to our annual benefit gala.

Many Hispanics have high aspirations but doubt their abilities: nearly 90% say college is important to success yet only half—48%—plan to enroll. Unless our students believe they can succeed, they are at an increased risk of dropping out.

Indeed, the Pew Research Center reported in 2015 that 12% of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics have dropped out of high school, compared with 7% of blacks, 5% of whites, and 1% of Asians.

Help make educational equality a reality.

OUR PROGRAMS

HISPA programs provide students with a variety of informative and inspirational events throughout the school year.

Our Role Models share their success stories in predominantly low-income, public middle schools in which Hispanics are the majority.
Hundreds of students and role models unite on a university campus to explore futures in STEM.
Guided by HISPA Role Models, students explore career options at our sponsors’ headquarters.

2019-20 Co-Founding Partners

 

2019-20 Annual Partners & Supporters

 

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