HISPA Role Model Program at Perth Amboy Middle School to Feature Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz

PRESS ADVISORY PERTH AMBOY, NJ – Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz will speak to 8th-graders at the William C. McGinnis School during a HISPA Role Model program on Tuesday, May 5, 1 p.m. The school is at 271 State St., Perth Amboy.

Mayor Diaz, who will be speaking to 75 students in the bilingual program, will be accompanied by Dr. Ivonne Diaz-Claisse, president of HISPA, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional Hispanic role models for young students. HISPA, which stands for Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement, held its national launch in September 2008 in New Jersey.

Mayor Diaz, a HISPA mentor, has been in office since July 1, 2008. She is the first woman to hold that office, and the first elected Puerto Rican female mayor in New Jersey.
Media representatives who plan to attend the event are asked to contact Ivette Mendez at imendezandco@comcast.net or call 973.518.1537.

Since its launch, HISPA’S Role Model Bureau has been providing support to educational programs across New Jersey. Mentors have shared their life stories – with an emphasis on educational achievements and professional accomplishments – during visits with more than 1500 students in numerous cities including New Brunswick, Paterson, West New York, Summit, Red Bank, Freehold and Passaic.

For more information, visit www.hispa.org or contact francisco@hispa.org.