Senior Department of Education Official to Visit Houston

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Alejandra Ceja, executive director, and Jaqueline Cortez-Wang, senior advisor of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative), will visit Houston, Texas to announce Commitments to Action being made by 10 private and public sector organizations serving the Hispanic community in Houston on Wednesday, August 5.

Ceja will provide keynote remarks at the "Houston Commitment to Latinos in Education" reception hosted by Talento Bilingue de Houston. At the event, the following organizations will announce their Commitment to Action, answering the Initiative's 25th anniversary call to action: National Hispanic Professional Organization, Lone Star College, the University of Houston, Downtown, the University of Houston, Talento Bilingue de Houston, jano Center for Community Concerns-Raul Yzaguirre School for Success, NASA Johnson Space Center, American Latino Center for Research, Education & Justice, Houston Hispanic Forum and Youth Genesis Consulting. Education, non-profit, government, business and community leaders also will share their efforts to help ensure the city's vitality and economic prosperity by supporting the educational attainment of its large and growing Hispanic population.

In September 2015, the Initiative will celebrate its 25th anniversary, a historic milestone that will be commemorated with the announcement of public and private-sector commitments to action that invest and support the educational attainment of Hispanics. You can follow updates on Twitter via @HispanicEd