Heinrich Congratulates N.M. Programs Recognized By White House As Bright Spots In Hispanic Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) congratulated several New Mexico programs for their recognition as Bright Spots in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Programs recognized as bright spots include New Mexico State University's College Assistance Migrant Program, Santa Fe Youth Works, University of New Mexico's Unidos Project, Achieving in Research Math and Science (ARMAS), Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, and the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP). Bright spots are programs, models, organizations, or initiatives that address educational needs for Hispanics and are helping to close the achievement gap.

"I commend these organizations for their exceptional work to serve the Hispanic community," said Sen. Heinrich. "Programs that ensure our students don't fall through the cracks, no matter where they come from or what their background is, are invaluable to New Mexico and the country."

The Bright Spots in Hispanic Education program is part of the White House's Educational Excellence for Hispanics Initiative, which highlights the ongoing efforts taking place across the country, at the local, state, and federal levels to support Hispanic educational attainment and excellence.

The compete list and descriptions of the programs named Bright Spots in Hispanic Education are available here.