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Latino Role Models Will Inspire Students to Focus on College and Career at San Antonio’s May 13 Youth Conference

Princeton, NJ, May 2, 2016 — HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement) will unite Latino professionals with 150 San Antonio students from Anson Jones Middle School at St. Mary’s University for a youth conference on Friday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by the St. Mary’s Office of Student Retention with Annual Partner Educational Testing Service (ETS), the daylong conference, themed “Take Action! Achieve Your Dreams” fosters a college-going culture by exposing Latino youth to life on a university campus and a variety of careers open to those with a college education.

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A Role Model for HISPA’s Role Models

Princeton, N.J., March 10, 2016 – HISPA is pleased to announce that Rod Colón has joined the organization’s team as Role Model Development Director. Rod brings over 25 years of experience to the position, in which he will focus on the recruitment, retention, and professional development of HISPA volunteers. An accomplished executive coach and professional speaker, he will also support HISPA by consulting with partner organizations and advising employee resource groups on best practices. Read more

Modelos a Seguir Latinos Celebran La Tradición de Reyes al Galardonar a la Fundación Verizon y Empleados de AT&T y UPS

Princeton, N.J., 12 de enero de 2016 – HISPA (Hispanos Inspirando Rendimiento Estudiantil), entidad sin fines de lucro, homenajeará a voluntarios, patrocinadores y colaboradores en su Banquete de los Reyes Magos el 14 de enero de 2016 en el Pines Manor de Edison, NJ. El evento reunirá a unos 300 líderes de los sectores público y privado para celebrar los aportes de más de 2.000 modelos a seguir latinos que participan en los programas educativos de HISPA, los cuales inspiran a la juventud latina a perseguir la educación para realizar sus sueños.

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Latino Role Models Join to Celebrate the Three Kings Tradition Honoring the Verizon Foundation and Employees from AT&T and UPS…
Princeton, N.J., Jan. 12, 2015 – Non-profit organization HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement) will recognize volunteers, sponsors and collaborators at its Three Kings Banquet on January 14, 2016 at Pines Manor in Edison, NJ. The event will gather some 300 leaders from the public and private sectors to celebrate the contributions of the over 2,000 Latino role models who participate in HISPA’s educational programs, which aim to inspire Latino youth to pursue education to fulfill their dreams.

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Honoring Our Stories, Building America’s Future

PSEG Foundation, Adelante and HISPA Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Newark, NJ, October 20, 2015 – The PSEG Foundation and PSEG’s Hispanic/Latino Employee Business Resource Group Adelante will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting the HISPA Role Model Program Kick-Off and Recruiting Event on Tuesday, October 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at PSEG’s Corporate Headquarters in Newark, N.J. The event, themed “Honoring Our Stories, Building America’s Future,” will bring together Latino professionals dedicated to inspiring our youth, including leaders from HISPA and Adelante as well as those from academia, government, corporate and non-profit sectors. CoolSpeak will present HISPA’s Role Model training program “Know Your Role, Model the Change” prior to the kick-off event.

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Hispanic University Students and NY/NJ Professionals Inspire Students to “Take Action! Achieve their Dreams”

Celebrating Educational Achievement during Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct. 7, 2015 – In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, members of the Columbia University chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA) will host a day-long Youth Conference at Columbia University with the theme “Take Action, Achieve Your Dreams.” Columbia SHPE members and HISPA Role Models including members of the ESPN Latino / Hispanic Employee Resource Group (ERG) Goal!, will serve as role models, sharing their educational and professional journeys with middle and high school students while participating in hands-on workshops. Read more

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Names HISPA as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education

Princeton, NJ. Sept. 15 – On the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, New Jersey-based nonprofit HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement) celebrates the honor of being named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative). This recognition acknowledges the thousands of stories HISPA Role Models have shared with Hispanic/Latino students to inspire them to pursue higher education. As a “Bright Spot” organization, HISPA will be part of a national online catalog of over 230 programs that invest in key education priorities for Hispanics.

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