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.
By Summit Area YMCA
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.
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.
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
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
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
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Homeland Security Director, Richard Canas shared this quote from Mahatma Gandhi with over 250 8th grade students in an inspirational presentation during our HISPA Role Model Program at New Brunswick Middle School in New Brunswick last Friday, May 29. Read more
PRESS ADVISORY NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Richard Cañas, Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, will join other HISPA role models at the New Brunswick Middle School Career Day on Friday, May 29. Director Cañas will speak to about 200 8th-grade students at 11 a.m. The school is at 30 Van Dyke Ave., New Brunswick.
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.