Dr. Ivonne Díaz-Claisse, HISPA president and founder, will receive Save Latin America’s “Los Tres Proceres Antillanos Award” at a ceremony to be held on Friday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., at the Teaneck Marriott at Glen Pointe, 100 Frank W Burr Boulevard, Teaneck, NJ.
Since 1997, Save Latin America, has presented the “Los Tres Proceres Antillanos Award” to prominent men and women of Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Cuban heritage who honor their roots and follow in the footsteps of “Los Tres Proceres”: Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Juan Pablo Duarte, and Jose Marti. Past recipients include U.S. Senator Menendez, who will be this year’s keynote speaker; Dr. Carlos Hernandez, president of New Jersey City University; and Oscar De La Renta. The Hudson County-based organization provides services and access to information to Hispanics in the fields of health, education, economic and business development, as well as government and political awareness,
“I am very honored to receive Save Latin America’s 2012 ‘Los Tres Proceres Antillanos Award’ and to join the distinguished list of past honorees,” said Dr. Ivonne Díaz-Claisse. “The award that I will be receiving is a testament to all of the volunteers who provide the energy that keeps HISPA moving forward and I will accept it on their behalf.”
HISPA, which stands for Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement, is a New Jersey-based national non-profit organization dedicated to contributing to America’s future by inspiring Latino students’ academic performance and achievement, and mobilizing Latino professionals to serve as active role models in educational programs. To date, HISPA has reached more than 2,500 students through its year-round programs since its inception in September 2008. The majority of the role models are in the STEM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Visit www.hispa.org to get more information about HISPA and how to become involved.