White House names IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program a Hispanic Ed “Bright Spot”

At a press conference in October, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics recognized IDRA’s Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program. As a Bright Spot, the IDRA program is part of a national online catalog of programs that invest in key education priorities for Hispanics. The announcement was made by Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics at the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month and in honor of the initiative’s 25th anniversary in Washington, D.C.

The White House initiative named these 230 Bright Spots to encourage collaboration in sharing data-driven approaches, promising practices, peer advice, and effective partnerships, ultimately resulting in increased support for the educational attainment of the Hispanic community, from cradle-to-career.

“There has been notable progress in Hispanic educational achievement, and it is due to the efforts of these Bright Spots in Hispanic Education, programs and organizations working throughout the country to help Hispanic students reach their full potential,” said Ceja. The initiative was established in 1990 to address the educational disparities faced by the Hispanic community.

Bright Spots in Hispanic Education online catalog

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