Charter Schools Serving Hispanic Students Earn Honors
Three public charter schools and leaders serving largely Hispanic student populations have recently earned major honors. The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics selected Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles to receive the Bright Spot Award, a national recognition given to an organization that addresses or invests in key educational priorities for Hispanics.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute awarded Sonia Gutierrez the 2015 American Dream Medallion of Excellence for her lifelong contributions to education and workforce development, including the creation of Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, the nation’s first adult-education charter school.
And the MacArthur Foundation named charter school founder and leader Juan Salgado the recipient of a “Genius Grant.” Mr. Salgado founded Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy, a Chicago charter high school that prepares students for success in competitive colleges and careers in the healthcare sector.
Congratulations to Camino Nuevo, Sonia Gutierrez, and Juan Salgado!