The National Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of the U.S. Latinx and Hispanic communities. The event, which spans from September 15-October 15, commemorates how these communities have greatly influenced and contributed to the American society at large.
Our education research and evaluation journey with Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) spans over a decade when we first evaluated a 2-year USDA-HSI grant awarded to Broward College (FL) in 2010-11. What a fantastic learning experience!
Since then, we have continued to partner, collaborate, and contribute the works of several HSIs in their pursuit to educating students of Hispanic and Latinx origin in the U.S. with support of grants from the National Science Foundation (e.g., HSI-STEM), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA-HSI), U.S. Department of Education (e.g., Javits Gifted and Talented, HSI-STEM, Title III, and Title V), NASA (MAA and Miro6), and private foundations (Bill and Melinda Gates, Kellogg’s and Joyce).
Continuing our mission to work in the K-20 systems across the nation with timely, meaningful, and useful evaluation work using data, we have collaborated with these HSIs since then. We are very proud to support these institutions as their program evaluators and are looking forward to an even more engaging and enriching experience in the years to come.
Stay tuned for project and evaluation updates!