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National Forum:
April 28, 2010
El Día de los Niños Press Conference
April 29, 2010 in

Washington, DC


Location & Accommodation

Forum Sponsorship Opportunities

Send your Milagros to DC

  Building a Nation of Hope for Latino Children

Leveraging community assets to improve educational opportunities for young Latinos

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, the National Latino Children's Institute, in partnership with the National Education Association, Southwest Airlines, and Univision, will convene young Latinos, policymakers, local and national partners working with or on behalf of Latino children and their families to find solutions to build communities and schools where children can succeed.

According to Pew Hispanic Center, "The high school dropout rate among Latino youths (17%) is nearly three times as high as it is among white youths (6%) and nearly double the rate among blacks (9%)." In order to increase the high school completion rate the public and private sectors must work together with the community to improve priority schools and neighborhoods. A variety of factors affect Latino children’s education, including language abilities, immigration status of the family, health and safety, as well as the quality of the school

This forum will provide youth and stakeholders with the opportunity to dialogue directly with policy makers, media representatives, funders and other national leaders to develop a joint advocacy agenda to address some of the most pressing challenges facing our children by focusing on schools and communities that can make a difference in the lives of thousands of Latino children.

For more information click here.

Limited seating is available. Register to reserve your seat.

For sponsorship opportunities click here.

Please join this dialogue on April 28th in Washington, D.C. at

Marriot Hotel 1325 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
(Map & Website)

If you require accommodations, please contact the Courtyard Washington, DC/US Capitol at 1-800-321-2211. We have reserved a block of rooms that will be held until April 6. When making your reservation, reference the National Latino Children's Institute and the Forum event for your discounted rate of $129 + tax. 


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  El Día de los Niños is a gift from the Hispanic community to all children.

Let your children's voices and dreams be heard in Washington, DC

Milagros have been used to ask for wishes, special intervention and good fortune for centruries. They have been made from bone, tin, wood, silver, gold and other materials and pinned on the walls of churches.

The National Latino Children's Institute needs your assistance. In preparation for the celebration of El Día de los Niños - Celebrating Young Americans, NLCI is holding a press conference on April 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. We invite children to send their voices to DC by making Milagros. They will also serve as the backdrop for the media event. If you are interested in participating, please email Liz Vasquez or call 210-228-9997.
Milagros are due April 16, 2010.

How to make a milagro

Milagro: Queremos un mundo mejor
Milagro: "Queremos un mundo mejor"

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  Forum Sponsors

Naitonal Education Association
                Univision                 Southwest airlines

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  Forum 2009 Highlights and Report

DLN forum report first pageNational Latino Children's Institute releases report highlighting the current situation of the Latino child

Given the myriad of challenges that young Latinos face the public forum was designed not to just look at the demographics but to also showcase solutions through partnerships that are working effectively with young Latinos and their families to address issues around education and health. The forum agenda included... (read more)

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