As a former teacher in Miami, Florida, I witnessed the need from Hispanic students specifically for Hispanic role models that embrace their cultural roots.
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) July 18, 2011
The Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL), a professional development and consulting firm to Fortune 500 companies will be expanding its high school initiative with corporations across America during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th). According to Director of Client Relationships, Annette Prieto-Llopis, “Our goal is to aggressively broaden our Hispanic leadership message to help unite, empower and expand the authentic identity and capabilities of Hispanics in America’s corporations. On June 27, 2011 we made a commitment to support US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s call to action that urged parents, educators and school leaders at every level of government to make Hispanic educational excellence a national priority. CHL’s annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month represents the perfect opportunity to partner with corporations to accelerate our initiative (Aiming Higher in Pursuit of the American Dream) to help Hispanic high school students dream big!”
With every paid corporate speaking engagement that any member of the CHL faculty is asked to conduct, corporations can select any one high school near its headquarters and CHL (on behalf of the corporation) will conduct a complementary roundtable or keynote featuring CHL Founder, Glenn Llopis. This partnership program is an attempt by CHL to help corporations authentically get their leaders involved on the front lines of this educational epidemic that young Hispanics are being faced with in schools across America. Because Hispanics represent the fastest growing population and workforce community in America, CHL believes that corporations must become part of the solution. “As a former teacher in Miami, Florida, I witnessed the need from Hispanic students specifically for Hispanic role models that embrace their cultural roots. We hope this Hispanic Heritage Month corporate partnership program helps put American education on the front burner for Hispanics so as to allow our future leaders to live the American dream,” concludes Prieto-Llopis.
About the Center for Hispanic Leadership
The Center for Hispanic Leadership is a Southern California-based organization that provides talent development programs and consulting to corporations for the advancement of their Hispanic professionals. You can learn more about the organization at: http://www.centerforhispanicleadership.com.