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August 27, 2019

Chris de Hoyos

HACU Webinar: Hispanic Educational Resources and Empowerment (HERE) Act of 2019

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities will offer a free webinar on September 4, 2019, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will provide an overview of the Hispanic Educational Resources and Empowerment (HERE) Act of 2019 and its impact on Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

The HERE Act proposes a new grant program, authorized at $150 million, under Title V of the Higher Education Act. The program would provide support for several activities between HSIs and what the bill defines as Hispanic-Serving School Districts. Some of the supported activities include the following:

  • Providing academic support to prepare students for postsecondary education, prevent the need for postsecondary remediation, and provide high quality postsecondary remediation when needed;
  • Supporting eligible students through the college application and transition process;
  • Addressing non-academic needs that serve as barriers to college enrollment, persistence, and completion.

HACU Government Relations staff will provide updates on what you need to know about the Hispanic Educational Resources and Empowerment (HERE) Act of 2019 and will follow with a question and answer period. Click here to register.

Presenters:

 Alicia Diaz, interim chief advocacy officer, HACU 

 John Aguilar, executive director of legislative affairs, HACU

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