Senior Department of Education Official to Recognize Bright Spot in Hispanic Education, Participate in Latino Summit in Las Vegas

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Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative), will visit Las Vegas to recognize a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education and participate in the Voto Latino Power Summit, June 17-18.

On Friday, June 17, at 2 p.m. PT, Ceja and Michelle Moreno, chief of staff of the Initiative, will visit the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas and recognize the school as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education for their efforts in ensuring successful pathways into the culinary industry for Hispanic students. They will also meet in a roundtable discussion with students from various hospitality training classifications.

On Saturday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m. PT, Ceja will participate in a panel titled “Reimagining Education: Creating a System That Works for America’s Students” at the Voto Latino Power Summit. The panel will focus discussion on how public education, a free and accessible system for all, can be reimagined in order to serve the growing electorate of Latino youth and mobilize them as the change agents of the future.

The Voto Latino Power Summit is a leadership conference designed to educate, empower, and engage Latino millennials by providing them with opportunities to hear and learn from industry experts.