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HISPA Mission:

HISPA’s mission is to inspire Latino students to discover their potential and ignite their desire to embrace education and achieve success. We invite you to learn more about HISPA and learn about this project

“20K Inspirational Stories for our Youth” Web-Platform Goal:

Provide easy access to 20,000 inspirational stories that:

  • Demonstrate examples of overcoming obstacles,
  • Celebrate diversity,
  • Show pathways to higher education, and
  • Showcase highly skilled careers.

Target Audience:

  • Latino, and other, students in middle school and starting high school, and their families
  • Teachers and school administrators
  • Research scientists

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Do you have any questions? Please send us a note at info@hispa.org.


Many Hispanics have high aspirations but doubt their abilities: nearly 90% say college is important to success yet only half—48%—plan to enroll. Unless our students believe they can succeed, they are at an increased risk of dropping out.
By 2036, 1 in 3 students in U.S. public schools will be of Latino heritage. A lack of information and lack of role models are two of the top reasons why Latino students do not pursue higher education.

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