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HISPA Thanks You

…YOU were an important part of the success of the HISPA Role Model Bureau!

In appreciation we have put together an audiovisual summary of achievements that THANKS TO YOU was accomplished during the past academic year.

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The HISPA Team

Role Models Say….

“It was an awesome experience coming back to my hometown and speaking with middle school children who are living and growing up in the same school systems and neighbors that I grew up in. Absolutely Exhilarating!” Read more

Students Say….

School: New Brunswick Middle School, New Brunswick, NJ
Dear HISPA: I’m thankful for all the speakers who came. I learned a lot from each of them. The speakers that caught my attention a lot were Carlos, Axel, Abraham, and Chantel. They got my attention more because their careers are some of my options I want to have in the future. Also, their stories touched my heart deeply. All of the speakers inspired me to do my best regardless of the obstacles. I’m thankful for them coming, it was a great experience.

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The Summit Area YMCA Celebrates Community Partners

By Summit Area YMCA
6/19/2009

On Tuesday, June 9 the Summit Area Y hosted its 2nd annual Community Achievement Dinner-celebrating the magic of community. Honored were Leslie Zimring, Supervisor of World Languages/ESL/Bilingual Programs, Summit Public Schools, and Dr. Ivonne Diaz-Claisse, a volunteer mentor with HISPA, a national organization providing support and guidance for Latino students.

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Over 100 students challenged to “TAKE ACTION” to “ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS” at HISPA Youth Conference

June 12, Princeton University Campus – One hundred and ten 8th graders from Red Bank Middle School, Paterson School #5, New Brunswick Middle School and the William C. McGinnis School (Perth Amboy) were hosted by professionals from Princeton University, AT&T, Merck, NSHMBA, PACTO, Elizabethtown Gas, Schering-Plough, CHUBB, Argent Associates, Wakefern/Shoprite, for a day of learning about the importance of high school and the many careers they can choose to pursue.

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HISPA Role Model Bureau to Hold Youth Conference

PRESS ADVISORY PRINCETON, NJ – PRINCETON, NJ – The HISPA Role Model Bureau will hold its 2009 Youth Conference for 8th graders on Friday, June 12, 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at the Frist Campus Center on the Princeton University campus. The “Take Action! Achieve Your Dreams” conference is co-sponsored by the Office of Human Resources at Princeton, and AT&T and its Hispanic Employee Resource Group, HACEMOS. Read more

“Nothing can stop you”

By SUZANNE C. RUSSELL, STAFF WRITER of myCentralJersey.com- June 5, 2009

Mayor Wilda Diaz grew up in a tough neighborhood — a Stockton Street housing complex, where she and her five sisters shared one bathroom.

“I never dreamed back then of being mayor,” said Diaz. Read more

HISPA YOUTH CONFERENCE: JUNE 2009

The HISPA Role Model Bureau held its 2009 Youth Conference for 8th graders on Friday, June 12, 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at the Frist Campus Center on the Princeton University campus. The “Take Action! Achieve Your Dreams” conference was co-sponsored by the Office of Human Resources at Princeton, and AT&T and its Hispanic Employee Resource Group, HACEMOS. The one-day event was attended by schools that participated in the HISPA Role Model Program during the 2008/2009 school year: McGinnis School (Perth Amboy), Paterson School #5 (Paterson), Red Bank Middle School (Red Bank), New Brunswick Middle School (New Brunswick). Read more