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White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Convenes 'Conference on Youth and Education in the Hispanic Community'

Contact: Jake Yunker, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, 202-456-6708          

 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Monday, September 24, 2007, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives will convene a Conference On Youth And Education In The Hispanic Community. This conference will bring together community leaders and government officials to exchange ideas on how best to provide students with a quality education.  In addition, there will be specific training and information on partnering with federal, state, and local government and other civic organizations.

 

Monday, September 24, 2007

 

White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives Conference

Youth and Education in the Hispanic Community

 

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM EST  Morning session featuring remarks by Jay Hein, Director of White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

 

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM EST    The Role of Faith Based and Community Organizations in the Hispanic Community with remarks by Adam Chavarria, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans and Reverend Miguel Rivera, President of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders.

 

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST     Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings will deliver remarks on the No Child Left Behind Act.

 

Washington Hilton Hotel, International Ballroom

1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20009

 

Sound:             Mult box

Lighting:         TV quality      

Throw:             90 feet

 

NOTE:  Members of the press must fax his or her name (as it appears on his or her driver's license), Social Security number and date of birth on company letterhead to (202) 456-7019 no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2007.  For additional credentialing or logistical questions, please call (202) 456-6708.