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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

Latinos Unite as Role Models to Inspire Our Future Leaders

Latinos unite as role models to inspire our future leaders Nonprofit organization HISPA celebrates 15 years of service at Role Model Program Kick-Off and Recruiting Event   From September 15 to October 15, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans. Nonprofit organization HISPA will celebrate this […]

NJ Governor’s Hispanic Fellow Speaks of Program’s Impact During Graduation Speech

The New Jersey Governor’s Hispanic Fellows class of 2022 graduated on July 29. Funded and overseen by the State of New Jersey’s Center for Hispanic Policy, Research, and Development (CHPRD) in collaboration with HISPA, the 8-week program prepared 17 college-going Latinos to excel in their future endeavors via internships and professional development workshops. This summer […]

HISPA President & CEO Visits the USS George H. W. Bush Aircraft Carrier

THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME: MY VISIT TO AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER I am forever grateful to Rear Admiral Dennis Velez, Commander Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, and everyone who serves with him. Because of them, I had the amazing opportunity to visit the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier and experience firsthand the day-to-day […]

UPCOMING EVENTS

HISPA hosts multiple events throughout the year, from volunteer recruitment events to our annual benefit gala.

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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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