FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Vanessa Valentin, HACE, 312-435- 0498, Vanessa@HACEOnline.org
HACE and Sage’s GoodTogether® partner to provide laptops for el Futuro high school program students
Helping eliminate digital divide to allow Latino students to reach their full career potential
Chicago, IL (November 14, 2016) – In partnership with Sage’s GoodTogether®, the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) will award six laptops to students at Marie Sklodowska Curie Metro High School.
“Today, over 18 million homes in the U.S. do not have access to a computer, through programs like those offered by HACE, we are working together to eliminate the Digital Divide and empower Latino students to reach their full career potential,” said William R. Waas, Executive Director of Sage’s GoodTogether® program. “We would like to thank Equity Residential for their generous donation of laptops to support this program.”
HACE is passionate about helping students and young professionals by providing them with the resources necessary to succeed. Curie high school was a part of HACE’s el Futuro high school program in the Spring. El Futuro is a career development project for high school students meant to help them achieve better college entrance and completion rates by improving their prospects for fulfilling careers. Over 90% of senior participants complete three or more college applications.
“Thank you to Sage and Equity Residential for supporting our Latino youth and helping close this resource gap for the six families we will be impacting,” said Patricia Mota, HACE President. “Educational attainment is closely correlated to computer ownership and with these awards, we are supporting the students in not only completing their high school education, but in their pursuit of a baccalaureate degree.”
Students must complete an application and answer the following questions:
· Tell HACE about your 5-year plan to reach your first professional job.
· How will having a laptop affect your future job?
· How does technology empower you or other people?
Contest winners will be notified the week of December 5, 2016 and will be awarded on December 9, 2016.
The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. Since 1982, HACE has served as a resource for Latinos in the workplace and a source of expertise and insight for corporations seeking to access them. Through professional development, resources and networks, and by facilitating access to meaningful career opportunities, HACE helps Latinos succeed in every phase of their careers. With a network of over 52,000 members across the country, HACE works with employers to remain competitive in an increasingly dynamic economy by helping them attract, develop and retain Latino and diverse professionals. For more information about HACE, please visit www.haceonline.org
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