Here in the US, National Hispanic Heritage Month runs every year from September 15 to October 15. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions and influence of Latinos to the United States and international causes. At The Foundation for Hispanic Education (TFHE), we honor the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors come from Latin America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America.
Much to Celebrate!
National Hispanic Heritage Month started on September 15 to coincide with the independence of Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. Additionally, September 16th is Mexico's Independence Day and Chile’s independence celebrations fall on September 18th.
The Latino/Hispanic community accounts for the largest non-white ethnic demographic in the United States and Spanish is the second-most spoken language nationally. Around the world, there are 21 Spanish-speaking territories and countries. Including people of mixed ancestry, this adds up to incalculable ways to be Latino/Hispanic, today!
For 2021, National Hispanic Heritage Month invites us to commemorate our shared Hispanic Heritage by recognizing how our students are courageous as they live through a global health pandemic and hopeful as they engage in important secondary education and carve their paths towards remarkable futures. As we reflect on the many contributions Latinos/Hispanics have made in the past, it is natural to imagine our exciting, collective future.
TFHE Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
Here at our three public high schools comprising TFHE -- Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy (RCLA), Latino College Preparatory Academy (LCPA) and Luis Valdez Leadership Academy(LVLA) we recognized National Hispanic Heritage month by holding an inaugural celebration at Luis Valdez Leadership Academy (1855 Lucretia Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122) on Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
The Foundation for Hispanic Education envisions a world in which all English Language Learning high school students have the opportunity to learn in an environment that addresses their educational needs, supports cultural awareness, emphasizes their abilities, and provides a path to success. We are committed to identifying, understanding, and addressing the educational opportunity gap through innovation and collaboration. Enroll tuition-free at our three charter high schools today!