José Rico, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will host in collaboration with the White House Office of Public Engagement, a White House Hispanic Community Action Summit Saturday in Silver Spring, Md.
The daylong event will connect senior federal officials with Hispanic leaders, business owners, and other community stakeholders to discuss issues critical to the Hispanic community, Silver Spring and the nation. The summit will employ an innovative open space dialogue in which participants work together to define the agenda and shape the outcomes. Local leaders and administration officials will welcome participants in opening remarks.
A new report showing how previous Hispanic community action summits have informed the implementation of policies and helped the Obama administration increase access to and participation in federal programs is available at http://go.usa.gov/P8i.