New partnership looks to boost college education for Hispanic Americans

New partnership looks to boost college education for Hispanic Americans
New partnership looks to boost college education for Hispanic Americans

A new partnership between a Texas state legislator and a Washington-based nonprofit is seeking to increase the number of Hispanic Americans who obtain college degrees, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

The initiative, titled "Ensuring America's Future," is aimed at helping Latinos catch up to other ethnic groups in terms of education, as a smaller proportion of the country's Hispanic population have bachelor's degrees or higher.

Leading the charge to boost Hispanic achievement is Joaquin Castro, a Democratic state representative from San Antonio, and a nonprofit group called Excelencia in Education. According to its website, this organization identifies factors that influence the academic success of Latinos and other ethnic populations in the U.S.

"The magnitude of the challenge exceeds what any one of us can do," Sarita Brown, the co-founder and president of Excelencia in Education, told the news source. "We must work together."

A major component of the "Ensuring America's Future" initiative will be programs to help Latinos complete college, as many Hispanic Americans begin an undergraduate education without ever earning a degree.

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