Archive for May, 2010

Latino students learn from the pros

Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School students, pictured from left, front row, Maria Sanchez, Ashley Benitez, Matthew Murillo, and Andrew Ledezma, gather for a photo with school staff members and representatives of HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Student Performance and Achievement), who were guest speakers at the school’s “Latino Leadership Luncheon” held on April 30. In the back row are HISPA representatives Alvin Ruiz, Fernando Bringas, and Mario Springer; Arturo Lopez, Summit High School ESL teacher; and Cristina Martinez, guidance counselor at the middle school.

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Volunteer Latino Professionals Will Say “¡Presente!” at June 11 Youth Conference in Princeton

NJ-Based HISPA Role Model Bureau’s 2nd Annual Event Features STEM Fields

PRINCETON, NJ – On Friday, June 11th, dozens of Latino professionals in a variety of fields including science, technology, engineering and mathematics will gather in Princeton to spend the day with middle school students from New Brunswick, Perth Amboy and Red Bank to relay their formula for success: a combination of education and hard work with a heavy dose of dreams.

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