Washington DC – CollegeSpring is honored to be recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence 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.
As a Bright Spot, CollegeSpring will be part of the Bright Spots in Hispanic Education National Online Catalog, which includes over 230 programs that invest in key education priorities for Hispanics.
The Initiative seeks to leverage these Bright Spots to encourage collaboration between stakeholders focused on similar issues in sharing data-driven approaches, promising practices, peer advice, and effective partnerships, ultimately resulting in increased support for the educational attainment of the Hispanic community from cradle-to-career.
CollegeSpring CEO and cofounder Garrett Neiman remarked, “CollegeSpring is honored to be recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education. The majority of our students come from the Hispanic community, and we are working harder than ever to ensure that our services effectively address their needs. We are particularly excited to exchange knowledge across peer organizations and explore potential partnerships to ensure that more students from our communities graduate from college.”
The Bright Spots in Hispanic Education recognition builds upon CollegeSpring’s previous work at the White House College Opportunity Day of Action, where CollegeSpring announced new commitments to expand college access. This summer, CollegeSpring was also recognized at First Lady Michelle Obama’s Beating the Odds Summit.
CollegeSpring is a nonprofit that mobilizes experienced educators and near-peer mentors to help high school students from low-income backgrounds achieve the SAT scores, college acceptances, and futures they deserve. We partner with schools and community organizations in California and New York to serve more than 2,600 students each year. Since 2008, CollegeSpring has helped early 10,000 students boost SAT scores, navigate the college admissions and financial aid processes, and confidently pursue college degrees.
About the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
The Initiative was established in 1990 to address the educational disparities faced by the Hispanic community. By helping ensure that all Hispanics receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers, and satisfying lives, the Initiative works to restore the country to its role as a global leader in education. Learn more about the Initiative and view the Bright Spots in Hispanic Education national online catalog.