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.
On Tuesday, August 23rd, the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics and the Aspen Institute will host a White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit in Atlanta, with the participation of the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and local leaders.
Join us at the next White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit
Tuesday, August 23rd
8:30 a.m. EDT Registration Opens
9:30 a.m. EDT Program Begins
Georgia Gwinnett College
1000 University Center Lane
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Federal agency leaders will lead the community event to be held at Georgia Gwinnett College. This community event is the fifth in a series of in-person events across the country highlighting the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing equity and economic empowerment and connecting local Latino community members directly with federal leaders and resources.
Previous White House Initiative Latino Economic Summits:
July 22 – White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit in El Paso – The University of Texas at El Paso
June 23 – White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit in Chicago (View the opening and closing sessions) – Malcolm X College
March 26 – White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit in Denver – Community College of Denver
March 22 – White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit in San Antonio – The University of Texas at San Antonio
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.
We are heartbroken over the senseless act of violence perpetuated by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. We mourn with the families of the educators, young students and families in the Uvalde community whose lives are now devastated. We share in the grief, anger, fear, and sadness that many families, teachers, and students in our Hispanic community are feeling across the country over another senseless school shooting — and one that struck a community that is predominately Hispanic. To provide assistance to our community in the aftermath of this tragedy, we have compiled English and Spanish language resources from federal agencies and community partners.
Read our webpage containing English and Spanish language resources to support our community during this crisis.
White House Equity Action Plans
On Thursday, April 14, the White House hosted a virtual convening on equity and more than 90 federal agencies—including all Cabinet-level agencies—released their first-ever Equity Action Plans, as called for in President Biden’s historic Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. These Equity Action Plans will expand federal investment and support in communities who have been locked out of opportunity for too long, including communities of color, Tribal communities, territorial communities, rural communities, LGBTQI+ communities, disability communities, communities of faith, women and girls, and communities impacted by persistent poverty.
Federal Student Aid
César Chávez Day Teach-In:
Lessons from Federal Leaders Supporting Migrant Youth & Families
On Thursday, March 31, César Chávez Day, the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics hosted an online event celebrating the life and legacy of César Chávez and the farmworkers movement.
The virtual teach-in featured remarks from César Chávez’s grand-daughter now working in the White House, Julie Chávez Rodriguez, as well as Administration leaders sharing both personal stories as to how they’re working to support migrant youth and their families as well as federal resources and programs aimed at supporting migrant students and families.
- Julie Chávez Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, The White House
- Melody Gonzales, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics
- Amanda Aguirre, Senior Advisor, White House Council on Environmental Quality
- Andrea Delgado, Chief of Staff for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Dr. Bernadine Futrell, Director of the Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Dr. Lisa Ramirez, Director of the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Tara Ramsey, Director of Migrant Education, U.S. Department of Education
Read the presidential proclamation on César Chávez Day, 2022.
President’s FY 2023 Budget Request
On March 28, the Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2023. The President’s Budget details his vision to expand on the historic progress our country has made over the last year and deliver the agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address—to build a better America, reduce the deficit, reduce costs for families, and grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out.
- Statement by President Joe Biden on the FY 2023 Budget
- FY 2023 President’s Budget
- Statement by Secretary Cardona on the FY 2023 Budget
- President’s FY 2023 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Education
President Biden’s State of the Union Address
On March 1, President Biden delivered his State of the Union Address. Visit WH.gov/sotu to read his remarks and view the speech. In addition, you may view the speech on YouTube: President Biden’s First State of the Union (subtítulos en español)
Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse: Resources on innovative, evidence-based, or solutions-oriented approaches to school reopening
Explore the College Scorecard.
Students can find information that is more customized to them including information about how much money they might earn based on what they choose to study.
They can even compare up to 10 schools at a time.