Alliance for Excellent Education Partners with League of United Latin American Citizens to Improve Secondary Education
Agreement Is Part of Alliance’s Civil Rights Outreach Campaign
Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, and Hector Flores, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), have signed a memo of understanding (MOU), committing the two organizations to work together in mutual areas of interest to improve the state of education for underserved, at-risk secondary students in the United States.
The MOU supports the Alliance’s civil rights outreach initiative, through which the Alliance is partnering with national and grassroots organizations around the vital issue of curbing America’s escalating dropout rate. These partnerships are focused on meeting the needs of the nation’s six million students, more than half of whom are children of color, who are most at risk of dropping out of school or of graduating unprepared for postsecondary education.
The terms of the MOU commenced at its signing on June 29 in Milwaukee during the 77th LULAC National Convention & Exposition, and are renewable after one year.
“The Alliance is committed to ensuring that all students receive a high school education that arms them with the requisite skills for success in the workplace or the postsecondary classroom,” says Gov. Wise, former governor of West Virginia. “Our formal partnership with LULAC brings passionate Americans together to bring about much-needed changes in how America educates its young people.”
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, D.C.-based policy, research, and advocacy organization that works to make every child a graduate, prepared for postsecondary education and success in life. For more information about the Alliance, please visit: www.all4ed.com.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.