Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH), will give remarks and serve on a panel at the 14th annual National America Alliance’s Wall Street Summit at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in New York City. Ceja will discuss the White House report released last week, “Women and Girls of Color: Addressing Challenges and Expanding Opportunity,” and the importance of supporting women and girls, in particular Latinas, to ensure a quality cradle-to-career education that includes access to STEM courses and an emphasis on postsecondary completion.
The Obama Administration strongly believes that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed, and education is crucial to the economic strength and security of our nation and communities. The Department of Education’s work is focused on ensuring all students receive an education that prepares them for success in life and their career, through programs that include, in addition to SIG, Promise Neighborhoods, Race to the Top, and ConnectED, as well as ED's work to expand access to preschool and make college more affordable.
The National America Alliance is dedicated to advancing the economic development of the American Latino community. Ceja’s panel is titled, “American Latinas: Leadership and Economic Force.”