Over 180 Dominican-Americans from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. for a White House policy briefing to learn more about President Obama's priorities and ways to partner with the Administration. It was a full day of briefings for Dominican American leaders who came to Washington, DC from all over the nation. The keynote speaker was U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez with remarks from US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Wally Brewster.
Discussion on Immigration Reform and International Affairs
Discussion on Ladders of Opportunity, My Brother’s Keeper and Education
Discussion w/ Dominican-American Appointees
Hostos Community College was represented by Associate Dean of Community Relations Ana I. García Reyes, Executive Director of CUNY in the Heights Seny Taveras, Executive Director of Workforce Development Evelyn Fernández-Ketcham, and Career Services Specialist Idelsa Méndez.
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.