#LATISM Invites You: The College Board’s Prepárate Conference, May 30 to June 1

College Board and LATISM



The College Board is pleased to collaborate with LATISM in offering a unique opportunity for members interested in Latino education.  The College Board will be live streaming the first day of its Prepárate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America conference from Miami on Thursday, May 31, 2012 and LATISM members can join the live stream for free at http://www.livestream.com/Preparate

The schedule for the full conference can be downloaded here.

These are the sessions that will be live streamed:

8:00 – 9:15 am EST

Welcome Plenary

Welcome remarks by Eduardo Padrón, President, Miami Dade College, Florida

Leadership in Latino Education

For about a decade, the College Board has been making inroads in reaching and serving the Latino community through great collaborative efforts. During this plenary, María Elena Salinas, a leading advocate and anchor for Univision, will highlight the success of the Es El Momento campaign and what this means for the future of Latinos. Campaign partner efforts will also be highlighted.

Speaker: María Elena Salinas, Co-Host, Noticiero Univision and Aquí y Ahora, Univision, Florida

9:25 – 10:35 am EST

Changing “Connecting Flights” to “Nonstop” Ones Through Transfer Collaboration: Florida International University’s Bridge Advisor Initiative 

10:45 – 11:55 am EST

Strengthening and Ensuring Male Latino Success in Higher Education: Familia, Comunidad y Universidad

12:05 – 12:35 pm EST


Remarks by Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, AP & College Readiness


1:15 – 2:25 pm EST

Uneven Access and Opportunity: An Examination of College-Going Practices Among Latino Running Start Students in Washington

2:35 – 3:45 pm

Latinos and the P-20 Pipeline

3:55 – 5:15 pm

Afternoon Plenary: Latino College Completion

Last fall, the College Board’s College Completion Agenda released the following Latino Edition reports: “2011 Progress Report,” “State Policy Guide,” “Research and Context Brief” and an interactive website aimed at providing the best data and policies for increasing college completion rates among this important demographic. State legislators, policymakers and educators play a large part in advancing each recommendation. These tools were created in partnership with Excelencia in Education, NALEO and NCLR. Each organization is advancing efforts to increase Latino College Completion through Ensuring America’s Future (EAF), College Completion Institutes and other policy efforts. Join us in learning more about these efforts from some of the leading experts in Latino education.

Moderator: Frances Contreras, Associate Professor, University of Washington

Speakers: James Montoya, Vice President, Relationship Development, The College Board, New York; Elizabeth Molina Morgan, Executive Director, Grad Nation, America’s Promise Alliance, District of Columbia; Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), California





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