Hispanic National Bar Foundation Recognized as a Bright Spot by White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Hispanic National Bar Foundation Recognized as a Bright Spot by White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 15, 2015

CONTACT: Alba Lucero Villa
Executive Director
avilla@hnbf.org
551-482-8761

The Hispanic National Bar Foundation has been selected as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. As a Bright Spot, HNBF will be part of a national online catalog that includes over 230 programs that invest in key education priorities for Hispanics.

The announcement was made by Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the Initiative on September 15, 2015 at the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month and in honor of the Initiative’s 25th anniversary in Washington, D.C.

“There has been notable progress in Hispanic educational achievement, and it is due to the efforts of these Bright Spots in Hispanic Education, programs and organizations working throughout the country to help Hispanic students reach their full potential,” said Ceja

“We are honored to be recognized by the White House Initiative as a leading organization addressing the educational disparities faced by the Hispanic community,” said Paul Zavala, HNBF President. “HNBF was created to provide opportunities, role models, guidance and financial support to members of our Community. Programs such as our Future Latino Leaders Law Camp are having a transformational impact on Latino youth and we are committed to our mission of helping Hispanics achieve their potential and increasing diversity in the legal profession.”

The Bright Spots in Hispanic Education National Online Catalog is accessible at: www.ed.gov/hispanicinitiative

About the Hispanic National Bar Foundation

Established in 1985, the mission of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation (“HNBF”) is to help Hispanics achieve their potential through access to higher education and increase diversity in the legal profession. As a national organization, the HNBF provides programs, scholarships, fellowships, and other resources and tools to support and inspire educational achievement within Latino communities. We are guided in our efforts by our strong values of education, diversity, equality, empowerment and access. Our programs provide Latino students from high school through law school with the tools and resources necessary to ensure full and equal opportunity. For more information, please visit www.hnbf.org.