CHCI's Education Policy Summit – San Antonio – Agenda

A generation ago, the United States ranked first in the world in the percentage of adults with college degrees. Today, our nation ranks 12th. Without significant change in college attainment rates, the United States will face a shortage of 23 million college-educated adults in the workforce in the next 15 years--a crippling blow to U.S. economic competitiveness. The growing Hispanic population will be critical in meeting future workforce needs.

In response to this crisis, CHCI has assembled an outstanding line-up of powerful Latino leaders to participate in Keeping the Promise: Partnerships for Latino Education Success—CHCI’s education forum designed to foster an ongoing national dialogue focused on increasing educational attainment among young Latinos.

Below are details on our next event.  Register now to join education stakeholders for this critical dialogue.

KEEPING THE PROMISE: PARTNERSHIPS FOR LATINO EDUCATION SUCCESS AGENDA
March 30, 2012

8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
The Museo Alameda - Cortez Gallery
101 South Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX 78207

8:00 – 8:45 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 – 9:45 am

KEEPING THE PROMISE: EDUCATING OUR FUTURE WORKFORCE AND GROWING CONSUMER BASE
Today one in three entrants into the U.S. labor force is Hispanic, and by 2025 Hispanics will be one of every two new workers entering the workforce. Without significant change in college attainment rates, the United States will face a shortage of 23 million college-educated adults in the workforce in the next 15 years – a crippling blow to U.S. economic competitiveness. Hispanics will obviously prove to be a key in meeting future workforce needs. Moreover, over the next five years the Hispanic consumer market is expected to expand to $750 billion per year.

In this session, panelists will provide action steps needed by multiple stakeholders and educational partners to increase Latino student access and success in the current political, economic, and educational climate to ensure that our Hispanic students are prepared to fill future workforce needs, and sustain the U.S. economy.

Panelists:
Dr. Antonio Flores, President, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Dr. Steve Murdock, Former Director, U.S. Census Bureau & Professor, Rice University
Deborah A. Santiago, Vice President for Policy and Research, Excelencia in Education
Dr. Michael Soto, Member, Texas State Board of Education

Moderator:
Norma Garcia, News Anchor, Noticiero Telemundo Dallas and San Antonio

9:45 – 10:15 am

Q&A Open Forum

10:15 – 10:20 am

Break

10:20 – 11:00 am

Young Latino Perspective – In Their Own Voices
Join us for a powerful session with a panel of dynamic and motivated high school and college students who will discuss the obstacles and personal challenges they have experienced in pursuing their academic goals.

Panelists:
Amy N. Carrizalez, Incarnate Word, CHCI Scholar
Angelica Garcia, Arizona State, CHCI Intern Alum
Edward Soriano, Palo Alto College
Mitzi Torres, Luther Burbank High School

Moderator:
Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez, CHCI Chair

11:00 – 11:05 am

Break

11:05 – 12:00 pm

KEEPING THE PROMISE:  PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN LATINO EDUCATION
The importance of public-private partnerships in education has increased as local governments struggle to deal with shrinking public budgets. Many cities and municipalities have turned to innovative partnerships agreements between public schools systems and foundations, non-profit organizations, corporations, universities and other entities to create a new model for public education.

Panelists will discuss public-private partnerships that have developed to help Latino students achieve educational success, challenges that persist and ways to duplicate successful partnerships across the country.

Panelists:
Rep. Henry Cuellar
Eddie Aldrete, Senior Vice President, International Bank of Commerce (IBC Bank) and 2011 Chairman, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Chris Nielsen, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Inc. 
Eyra Perez, Executive Director, San Antonio Education Partnership
Laura Saldivar, Executive Director, Teach For America San Antonio

Moderator:
Norma Garcia, News Anchor, Noticiero Telemundo Dallas and San Antonio

12:00 pm – 12:25 pm

Q&A Open Forum

12:25 – 12:30 pm

Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Continuing the Conversation & Meet the Panelists Networking Luncheon
Sponsored exclusively by Comcast/NBCUniversal/Telemundo, this luncheon offers attendees the opportunity to get to know the panelists and extend the important dialogue begun during the morning's panels.

 

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND!

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