New Jersey

Thank You, 2023 Youth Conference Supporters!

To our HISPA 2023 Youth Conference partners and volunteers:

We did it! HISPA’s first Youth Conference since the pandemic was a great success because of your hard work and dedication. With the support of more than 60 volunteers, we were able to impact the lives of nearly 200 students. We could not have done it without you. Mil gracias!

To our amazing co-host and co-sponsor, Princeton University: 

Thank you to the Princeton University Office of Human Resources, Office of the Provost, and the Latino Princetonians for co-hosting and co-sponsoring our efforts and for your invaluable assistance in organizing this event. Your guidance and support with logistics and planning, technical support before and during the event, volunteer parking and bus drop-off, signage, and much more were instrumental in making the conference run smoothly. We are also very grateful for your in-kind donations of the tables and chairs, as well as the HISPA Role Model reception. Thank you so much, you are truly amazing!

To our awesome Sponsor, Prospanica:

We are immensely grateful for the financial support from Prospanica National and to its CEO, Thomas Savino, for joining us. Because of you, our deserving students were able to visit a college campus—many for the first time—with access to inspirational role models and educational programming. It is a transformative experience, and your support makes it possible.

To our fantastic event volunteers:

Thank you to our volunteers from PSEG Adelante, Prospanica NJ, the Latino Princetonians, Verizon SOMOS, Merck Alianza, Checkpoint, and MAS Connections. Your dedication to every aspect of the conference inspires us!

In addition, many of you led the planning and delivery of workshops. We warmly thank our workshop partners for creating engaging activities for our students. Your commitment to our mission makes a significant difference in their lives. Thank you, Verizon SOMOS, Merck Alianza, AT&T, Amazon, ETS, and Checkpoint!

To our inspirational keynote speaker:

And, of course, a HUGE and heartfelt thank you to Chu, the moving and inspirational Carlos Ojeda from Coolspeak. Your powerful message—your voice is your power—is an essential lesson for our students and to all of us! Every student has the potential to achieve greatness, and we are committed to providing them with the resources and opportunities necessary to do so.

Once again, thank you to each and every one of you—each volunteer, sponsor, and supporter—who helped make this year’s conference a success. Your contributions affect the lives of so many Latino students, and we are honored to have you as part of the HISPA family.

Please enjoy photos of the event here, and if you have additional photos, please feel free to share them with us so we can add them to the folder: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAF6xL

Sincerely, y de todo corazón,

Ivonne & HISPA Team