W.K. Kellogg Foundation initiative designed to improve educational opportunities for Hispanic youth...

W.K. Kellogg Foundation initiative designed to improve educational opportunities for Hispanic youth to be featured at national education fair



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–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–

ADVISORY for Wednesday December 5tth

WHAT:

ENLACE Miami Director Gustavo Roig, will present how the ENLACE initiative has improved educational opportunities for hundreds of Hispanic students in Miami.

ENLACE (Engaging LAtino Communities for Education), is a national initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that seeks to increase the number of Latino high school and college graduates. The initiative includes 13 partnerships in seven states that link colleges, K-12 schools, businesses, and community groups that create ways to keep Hispanic students engaged in school and support their progress as they move to college along the K-16 pathway.

Led by Florida International University, ENLACE Miami is one of the educational programs that will be featured at the “Feria Educativa” presented by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Partners in Hispanic Education, and the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships.

WHY:

ENLACE Miami targets elementary, middle, and high school students who are in the Coral Park H.S. attendance area in west Miami-Dade County. Through its partners of schools, community organizations, and Florida International University, tutoring and other supports are provided to students and parents. In Spanish, ENLACE means link or weave. The program is helping students increase educational achievement by engaging families and linking the resources of partners

WHEN:

“Feria Educativa,” December 5, 2003

Miami-Dade College – North Campus, Building #9, Room #9106

1:00-3:00 p.m.: “Professional Development for Principals, Teachers, and College Access Professionals: The Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on Hispanic Communities”

WHO:

— Gustavo Roig, director of ENLACE-Miami, Florida International University College of Engineering

— Robert Vos, executive director, GEAR UP, a U.S. Department of Education program

— Frank Lopez, president, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation

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CONTACT:

Juanita Panlener

202-487-3988

W.K. Kellogg Foundation initiative designed to improve educational opportunities for Hispanic youth to be featured at national education fair