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Latino students learn from the pros

Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School students, pictured from left, front row, Maria Sanchez, Ashley Benitez, Matthew Murillo, and Andrew Ledezma, gather for a photo with school staff members and representatives of HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Student Performance and Achievement), who were guest speakers at the school’s “Latino Leadership Luncheon” held on April 30. In the back row are HISPA representatives Alvin Ruiz, Fernando Bringas, and Mario Springer; Arturo Lopez, Summit High School ESL teacher; and Cristina Martinez, guidance counselor at the middle school.

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Volunteer Latino Professionals Will Say “¡Presente!” at June 11 Youth Conference in Princeton

NJ-Based HISPA Role Model Bureau’s 2nd Annual Event Features STEM Fields

PRINCETON, NJ – On Friday, June 11th, dozens of Latino professionals in a variety of fields including science, technology, engineering and mathematics will gather in Princeton to spend the day with middle school students from New Brunswick, Perth Amboy and Red Bank to relay their formula for success: a combination of education and hard work with a heavy dose of dreams.

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Alicia Abella Youth mentor and ‘change agent’ for green, innovative research at AT&T

At AT&T, Alicia Abella is widely regarded for her eff orts in developing long-distance
collaboration tools. As Executive Director of the Human Computer Interface Services Research Department, she leads a group of researchers dedicated to eliminating the need for plane travel and other commuting methods that potentially harm the environment or overuse energy resources.


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Thank you to our wonderful HISPA Three Kings Banquet sponsors

HISPA would like to thank all the sponsors and participants of the 2010 Three Kings Banquet for their wonderful support for HISPA’s mission and programs. At the event HISPA Role Models, volunteers, supporters and friends, gathered to celebrate their commitment to SHARING their stories INSPIRING and TRANSFORMING students’ future.

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La Agencia de Modelos a Seguir HISPA celebrarará su Banquete Anual de los Tres Reyes Magos

FREEHOLD, NJ – Con el objetivo principal de disminuir la deserción escolar de los jóvenes, HISPA, organización nacional sin fines de lucro, se dedica a mobilizar a los latinos profesionales para que se conviertan en modelos a seguir. Dicha organización va a celebrar su Banquete Anual de los Tres Reyes Magos el próximo jueves, 14 de enero a las 6:30pm, en el Seabra’s Armory de Perth Amboy.

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