American Latino Center for Research, Education & Justice (ALCREJ) Upcoming Summit Endorsed by White House
HOUSTON, TX / CRWEPRESSRELEASE / September 15, 2015 / Houston-based nonprofit American Latino Center for Research, Education & Justice (ALCREJ) proudly announces the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics has endorsed its upcoming Education Summit. The news comes as ALCREJ finalizes plans for the second in a series of Latino Education Summits in the Houston area, which will be held Friday and Saturday September 18-19 at Rice University.
“We are extremely pleased the White House recognizes our efforts and places emphasis on improving education for the Latino community,” said Richard Farias, President and CEO of ALCREJ. “We look forward to sharing the results of our work on this national forum in the months to come.”
The Initiative works directly with stakeholders, linking together key individuals and organizations from across the country to increase awareness of educational inequalities that persist, while sharing programs and resources. Moreover, this significant initiative provides a national platform to celebrate and recognize the vast and bold investments that are improving educational opportunities the Latino community.
Locally, ALCREJ is executing the series of Latino Education Summits to highlight the obstacles to a quality education for Hispanics and offer best practices from experts in the field of education who have a proven track record of student success in the classroom. These Summits will be held across the Houston area in strategic locations to facilitate greater participation at all levels. ALCREJ anticipates a minimum of 20,000 parents and students will be positively impacted by the summits.
Summit partners include: Rice University, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of Houston Downtown, Lone Star College – University Park, and Houston Community College among others.
University Park – Lone Star College is collaborating with ALCREJ to hold a third Summit in spring 2016, followed by the University of Houston Downtown and more to follow in subsequent years.
“Among the causes of the massive dropout problem among Latinos is the failure of the public school system to adequately address the educational needs of these students, including those that do graduate but are inadequately prepared to enter college or the workforce,” said Farias. “The issues and obstacles Latino students face in the public school system are multiple and complex. The ALCREJ Summits are necessary to keep these issues on the table and create a unified effort to resolve them.”
For details about the ALCREJ Education Summits, call 713-208-0724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
American Latino Center for Research, Education & Justice (ALCREJ) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization providing opportunities for low-income children and families.
ALCREJ’s missionis to advance the American Latino experience through a comprehensive approach in education, cultural arts, justice and economic development.
ALCREJ’s visionis to work with children and families of under-served communities so that they will have equal opportunity for realizing their full potential and living the American dream.
Richard R. Farias, President and CEO
SOURCE:American Latino Center for Research, Education & Justice