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Career & College Clubs joined seven other programs recognized as Bright Spots in Hispanic Education for a conversation with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

The conversation, organized as a Google+ Hangout, was convened as, “an opportunity to hear from programs, models, organizations, or initiatives that are helping close the achievement gap, from cradle-to-career, for Hispanic students, and for discussing ways to continue moving the needle on progress for Latino students and families forward.”

Carina Soto, Career & College Clubs Program Manager, spoke for the program and emphasized why the middle grades are a critical time to introduce (or continue) college and career readiness.

You can view the entire conversation (1 hour) below:

As part of the 25th Anniversary Year of Action, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics made a national call for Bright Spots in Hispanic Education and announced over 230 – including Career & College Clubs – during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Some photos from the event:

What we saw from our side

How it looked to us (our ‘studio’ was our CEO’s office).

 

President Obama made an appearance!

President Obama made an appearance!

 

The Career & College Clubs  team.

The Career & College Clubs team.

 

The after party.

Yes, we had an after party. It’s not every day you talk to the White House.

 

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