2015 Ohio Latino Education Summit

Milestones in the Pipeline for Success

The Ohio Latino Affairs Commission will host its 2015 Latino Education Summit on Friday, April 6th 2015 at the University of Akron. Summit participants will learn and share ideas, contacts, and resources for educating and advising Ohio’s Latino students, including best practice models currently implemented around the State.

The Latino Education Summit, now in its third year, is possible through the collaboration of many partners, including El Puente Tutoring Center, Esperanza, Ohio Education Department and the University of Akron.  These entities have the objectives to provide practical training to educators, administrators and nonprofit leaders by identifying, selecting and showcasing the top initiatives addressing educational achievement among Ohio’s Latino students. This year’s event will focus especially on northern Ohio’s Latino communities and educational institutions.

The Summit presents “Best Practices” submitted by educators and those serving Hispanic students and cover five general themes dealing with Language and Cultural Competence, Responding to the Needs of the New Latino Student, Relevant Changes in Legal Status and Advocacy, Tools for the Community and Family, and Ensuring College Success.  A complete list of all Best Practices is attached and available at http://ochla.ohio.gov.

More detailed information about the summit’s program, speakers and other information is available at the website:  http://www.uakron.edu/ie/oles/

The Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs is an organization that advises state government on issues affecting Hispanic Ohioans, connects the diverse Latino communities across the state, and builds the capacity of community organizations so they may better serve the fast growing Latino population of Ohio.