Originally established in 1990, the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics (Initiative) was re-established in 2021 through executive order by President Joe Biden, who expanded the Initiative’s scope to center on advancing educational equity and economic opportunity for Latino and Hispanic students, families, and communities. The nation’s future prosperity and global leadership across sectors is intrinsically tied to the success of Hispanic and Latino students, and their success is a priority of this Administration.
The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics and the Aspen Institute are hosting a series of White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit across the country with the participation of the White House, federal agencies and local leaders. These in-person community events highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing equity and economic empowerment and connect local Latino community members directly with federal leaders and resources.
Student Loan Debt Relief Update
During Hispanic Heritage Month the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics joined the White House and federal agencies in celebrating Latino leaders and ways in which they’re working within, and with, the Biden-Harris Administration to build prosperous and healthy communities. We’re proud to launch our weekly Conversaciones con Líderes zoom series featuring Biden-Harris Administration officials and community leaders sharing their inspiring personal journeys and updates on federal opportunities that uplift the Latino community. Check back on the Conversaciones con Líderes webpage for updates on upcoming webinars.
U.S. Department of Education Nationwide Call for Student Performing Artists
The U.S. Department of Education is seeking student performing artists (such as bands/marching bands, choirs, color guards, dancers, drumlines, poets/spoken word artists, soloists, theatrical performers) currently enrolled in institutions of elementary, secondary, or post-secondary education or accredited trade schools, who exemplify resilience, diversity, and excellence and are interested in showcasing their talent, virtually or in-person, at internal and external Department-hosted events, as well as awards and recognition ceremonies, and professional development trainings that support the Department’s programs, priorities, and initiatives and social media campaigns. No formal training or experience is necessary.
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National Partnership for Student Success
From Day One, President Biden and his Administration have been focused on supporting our nation’s children, taking historic action through the American Rescue Plan to help schools safely reopen and stay open, and address the impact of the pandemic on students’ learning and mental health. On July 5, the White House announced new efforts to set our students up for success, in school and in life. In addition, the Administration launched the National Partnership for Student Success, a new coalition that will support the expansion, launch and improvement of high-impact tutoring, mentoring and other programs to make up for lost instructional time, and support student mental health and overall wellbeing.