"We're thrilled to receive the SEMILLAS grant, and committed to promoting Latino student success by replicating some of our most promising and innovative programs."
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) Keeping the Promise: Partnerships for Latino Education Success
Deborah Santiago, Excelencia's co-founder and Vice President for Policy and Research, will participate as a panelist.
KEEPING THE PROMISE: EDUCATING OUR FUTURE WORKFORCE AND GROWING CONSUMER BASE
Today one in three entrants into the U.S. labor force is Hispanic, and by 2025 Hispanics will be one of every two new workers entering the workforce. Without significant change in college attainment rates, the United States will face a shortage of 23 million college-educated adults in the workforce in the next 15 years - a crippling blow to U.S. economic competitiveness. Hispanics will obviously prove to be a key in meeting future workforce needs. Moreover, over the next five years the Hispanic consumer market is expected to expand to $750 billion per year.
In this session, panelists will provide action steps needed by multiple stakeholders and educational partners to increase Latino student access and success in the current political, economic, and educational climate to ensure that our Hispanic students are prepared to fill future workforce needs, and sustain the U.S. economy.
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