National Hispanic Institute Announces partnership with Elizabethtown College to Host Northeast Collegiate World Series Program in 2019
The National Hispanic Institute, providing Latino leadership education programs to top-performing high school students in the United States, Mexico, and Latin American and South American countries, will partner with Elizabethtown College to present the Northeast Collegiate World Series program in 2019.
“We’re thrilled to partner with NHI and to welcome its students to our campus,” Elizabethtown College President Carl Strikwerda said. “Hosting the Northeast Collegiate World Series program highlights Elizabethtown College’s commitment to expanding access to higher education and helping more young people to achieve their dreams.”
The program, scheduled for July 17 to 21, will give students throughout the hemisphere an opportunity to learn more about the college application process and be introduced to inquiry-based learning. The program is the third and final program in NHI’s series for high school students who wish to become community leaders.
“We’re delighted to partner with Elizabethtown College to co-host our Northeast Collegiate World Series program to prepare rising high school seniors for college admissions and life,” said Nicole Nieto, NHI Executive Vice President. “About 125 high-achieving NHI students from Pennsylvania, from across the U.S. and even parts of Latin America are expected to attend. We’re especially grateful to George Walter, the interim Vice President for Enrollment Management at Elizabethtown, for helping to forge this partnership.”
NHI’s high school programs have an impressive track record, with 98 percent of participants going on to college, and 90 percent of those completing a degree within five years of enrollment. Its alumni, leading in a range of professional roles in their communities, notably include two recently-elected members of Congress, New Mexico’s Xochitl Torres Small and New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.