2012 Hilos Summer Institute

March 5, 2012

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The Southwestern region of the US will soon have a minority majority population with individuals of Hispanic and Latino descent comprising the minority majority. Additionally, the baby boomers who have comprised a majority of the educated workforce within the US population for the last 50 years are retiring at the rate of 40,000 each month. The US has gone from being the first in the world in percentage of the population with a college degree to 7th and has fallen even further behind awarding so-called STEM degrees. Our future as a country depends upon educating our Hispanic and Latino population so that these individuals can replace retiring boomers and assume leadership roles through the 21st century. The Hilos Summer Institute described here cultivates change within traditional classroom teaching and learning so as to enhance student engagement and especially student success among the Hispanic and Latino student population. With over a decade of experience implementing this model, the wonderful staff, also described in this program, will provide an experience for participants that will assist them in promoting student success and intellectual growth among their underserved and multicultural Latino students.

Have a great Institute!

President Svaldi

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