Summary of the Initial Meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity

This week, the President’s White House Hispanic Prosperity Commission convened to tackle issues related to the Hispanic community such as school choice, reopening schools, access to capital and reducing barriers to Hispanic small business. President Trump’s Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative established the Commission to advise the President on the best ways to increase access to educational and economic opportunities for Hispanic American students, workers, and communities.

The Commission addressed the importance of having the option of reopening schools for Hispanic students in a statement: “We call for the choice of educational options for Latino students across America, including in-person schooling, commensurate with all relevant CDC and other health guidelines. We Hispanic commissioners know that Latino children in America are disproportionately harmed by the lack of options that best fit their educational style, and their families should be given the right to choose how to educate their children.” For more information, click here.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza addressed the Commission and shared the importance of educational and economic opportunities for the Hispanic community.

The Commission created subcommittees to focus on educational opportunities, access to capital and identifying regulation barriers to Hispanic small businesses, EEOC accessibility, and identifying federal resources for the Hispanic community.

From Left: Commissioner Robert “Bob” Unanue, Commissioner Alfredo Ortiz, Commissioner Steve Cortes, Special Assistant to the President Dr. Andrea Ramirez, Commissioner Jose Fuentes Agostini, Commission Chairman John Sanchez, Commissioner Mario Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President Jennifer Korn, Commissioner Jesus Marquez, Commissioner David Olivencia, Commissioner Casandra Garcia Meade, and Senior Advisor to the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative Emmanuel Caudillo