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24 October 2012

HAF Announces the winner of the Houston New Futuro Laptop Contest!

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Hispanic Access Foundation is announcing the winner of the Houston New Futuro Laptop Photo Contest! The winner is Liliana Lizeth Ibarra. How did she win?  Liliana went to the New Futuro College Summit at the Reliant Center in Houston on October 6th.  She found the Hispanic Access Foundation booth and had her photo taken by one of our photographers. 

She followed the instructions that were emailed to her and her photo on Facebook received the most likes, 633, of all the participants from the Houston conference. A little about Liliana: she is originally from Mexico but has been living in Cypress, Texas for 4 years.  Her first choice of school is Texas A&M.   She’d like to study to become a veterinarian. Her mom found out about the New Futuro event on television and brought Liliana and her brother.  Liliana's brother was the one who encouraged her to enter the laptop contest.  She says that now  that she's won, she won't have to use his laptop anymore. Hispanic Access Foundation will be giving away 3 more laptops, one winner will be chosen  from each of the following events: New York – The Apex at Lehman College- October 20, 2012 Miami- Miami Dade County Fair & Expo – October 27, 2012 Chicago- Navy Pier Exhibition Hall – November 10,2012 You must attend one of these events to be eligible to win a laptop. Why is Hispanic Access Foundation participating in the New Futuro college prep fairs?  Hispanic Access Foundation knows that for families a college education is very important but that Hispanics are still not graduating from college at the rates this country needs for its economic future and prosperity. How else is Hispanic Access Foundation participating?

  • Executive Director Maite Arce is serving as an expert panelist on a televised Spanish-language discussion with parents and students regarding meaningful access to college
  • HAF Board Member, Marta Sanchez and HAF team member Liz Neuenschwander are giving presentations to parents and students titled, “Family Involvement in Education” and “Pathway to College.”
  • H&R Block is sponsoring Hispanic Access’ involvement in the New Futuro events, so to find us follow the signs for the H&R Block booths and workshops.

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