The National Education Association (NEA) and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund established a formal collaboration to help close the academic achievement gap among the nation's Hispanic students.

At the close of this year's Hispanic Heritage month, Aspire Visa, marketed by CompuCredit Corporation, announced the establishment of five endowment funds totaling $50,000.

Tenet Healthcare Foundation (THF) and USC University Hospital, in conjunction with USC Keck School of Medicine and the USC Mexican American Alumni Association have joined efforts to create a unique scholarship program that will provide funding for Latinos who dream of attending medical school and

The Sallie Mae Fund, the philanthropic arm of USA Education, Inc., commonly known as Sallie Mae, announced a multi-media education campaign for Hispanic-American families.

President Bush issued an Executive Order to help Hispanic students in the USA.

The multi-sponsored Neighborhood Technology Center (NTC), established earlier this year as a joint effort by the NAMIC Foundation & NAMIC to bridge the digital divide, graduated its first class during a ceremony Thursday, September 27th at the Johnson Center of Santa Ana College.

"The Art of Building & Preserving YourAssets" was the focus of a special symposium held last night at The Dallas announced the launch of their Traditional Latino Kids Songs sung in Spanish and in English. This is the first of a series of Bilingual CDs accompanied by a booklet that contains sing along lyrics.

The Hispanic community, the fastest growing segment of the population today, faces a school dropout rate higher than that of any other ethnic group in the U.S.

Scholastic, the global children's media and publishing company, is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2001, September 15th - October 15th, with special content and curriculum in its classroom magazines for grades pre-K through 12 and online at

The Coca-Cola Company and The College Fund are launching year-two of its internship and scholarship program that links the classroom to the work world, giving people of color the tools they need to succeed in corporate America.

This volunteer driven Free website culminated as an effort of private businesses in cooperation with Federal Agencies to provide accurate information to assist with the tragedies taking place on September 11, 2001.

The Darden Restaurants Foundation announced it will award a grant to the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business to establish the first comprehensive diversity and business ethics endowment in Florida.

As the number of Latinos in America continues to grow, the influence of Hispanic culture can be felt in everything from mainstream music to family mealtimes.

As part of a national effort by Visa U.S.A. to build financial literacy in students across the country and help bridge the digital divide, Visa U.S.A. donated a computer lab to Marshall High School in San Antonio.