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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

HISPA 2021 Virtual Kick-Off and Recruiting Event

HISPA supporters everywhere are invited to join our virtual Kick-Off & Recruiting Event to commit to empowering Latino students in 2021-22! About this event HISPA’s 2021 Virtual Role Model Program Kick-Off and Recruiting Event HISPA’s mission is to inspire Latino students to discover their potential and ignite their desire to embrace education and achieve success. […]

Latino Role Models, Secretary Cardona Inspire Latino Youth to Embrace Education at HISPA Discovery Summit

ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY, June 2 — We often tell young people to reach for the stars, but for many Latino students in the United States right now, the possibility of achieving one’s dreams seems less like reality and more like, well, a dream. The pandemic has only compounded existing, deep-rooted hardships, exacerbating educational inequity and […]

Felicidades en el Día de los Reyes Magos!

Virtual Celebration Supports Inspirational Programs for Latino Youth Princeton, NJ – Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA) will hold its annual awards banquet on January 14, 2021.  For the first time, the Three Kings Banquet – A Virtual Celebration will unite HISPA supporters across the country to honor the Latino role models who support HISPA’s educational […]

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.

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2020-21 Co-Founding Partners

2020-21 Annual Partners

           

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