BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Students, educators, and parents from across the nation will meet at the Fontainbleau Hilton Hotel, beginning Tuesday, April 8. The ENLACE conference will feature site visits to several local schools and educational institutions that are sponsoring innovative Latino student programs as part of the ENLACE Initiative, which is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Site visits are scheduled for the morning of Thursday, April 10, to the campus of Florida International University, Charles R. Hadley Elementary School, West Dade Regional Library, and ASPIRA of Florida, Inc.
Keynote speakers for the ENLACE conference include Charles Patrick Garcia, the only Hispanic member of the Florida Board of Education who also serves on the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and Leslie Sanchez, Executive director of the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Florida Governor Jeb Bush has been invited to speak on Friday.
Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, ENLACE (Engaging Latino Communities for Education) seeks to increase the number of Latino graduates from high school and college by weaving a path of success from elementary school to college. ENLACE is made up of 13 partnerships of universities, community colleges, public schools, and community organizations in seven states. Those states include Florida, New York, Illinois, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. For more information, see http://www.wkkf.org/ENLACE . W.K. Kellogg Foundation
CONTACT: David Cournoyer, Communications Manager of W.K. KelloggFoundation, +1-269-969-2145, David.Cournoyer@WKKF.org
Web site: http://www.wkkf.org/ENLACE
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