Latinos Archives - The Campaign for College Opportunity

Invest in Community College Students; Transform Our Communities

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By: Catalina Ruiz-Healy, Vice President of the Rappaport Family Foundation

Securing $60 million in state funding to overhaul remedial education and equip students with the basic skills they need to succeed in college. Procuring free transportation for more than fifty thousand college students. Establishing undocumented student resource centers in California. These are just some examples of what can happen when we invest in a powerful yet untapped catalyst for community transformation: the leadership of community college students.
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Estudiantes latinos en la mira de los colegios comunitarios de Los Angeles 

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Presidential Proclamation – National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2014

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

In America, every child should have access to a world-class education.  Our Nation’s classrooms cultivate and challenge young minds and build a skilled and competitive workforce, securing a brighter future for our children and our country.  Across America, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) provide essential education opportunities and play a vital role in fulfilling our responsibility to the rising group of Hispanic innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, and scholars.  This week, we honor these halls of learning and recommit ourselves to inspiring and preparing the next generation of leaders.
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