Hispanics for School Choice joined the Texas Catholic Conference for a rally on March 24th to show support for a tax credit scholarship program that would enable Texas businesses to receive a tax deduction for contributions to non-profit agencies that award K-12 scholarships to students with financial and academic need. These scholarships defray educational costs, enabling parents to choose the best education for their children.
Tax credit scholarship programs currently exist in 12 states: Florida, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia.
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“The educational journey of a college graduate begins in preschool, and we firmly believe that the best way for a child to begin is for parents to be able the school that best fits their needs,” said Jason S. Crye, Hispanics for School Choice Executive Director.
The commercial will run regularly on Telemundo throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
Hispanics for School Choice Executive Director Jason Crye received the Rutilio Grande Award from the Casa Romero Renewal Center in Milwaukee on March 21st at the center’s annual benefit, “A Taste of Latin America.” The award was presented by Father David Shields, SJ.
The award recognizes the grassroots efforts of an individual whose work may not have gained widespread publicity, but does affect the quality of life of the people in the community. The Rutilio Grande Award is presented to a “person of the people” who is a catalyst for growth, an example of vision, and an animator of hearts and minds. Father Rutilio Grande was a pastor in El Salvador and friend of Oscar Romero during that country’s violence in the 1970s.
During the presentation Mr. Crye told the crowd of approximately 400 that to him the award was “an honor and a confirmation of the work that Hispanics for School Choice is doing in the community to improve the educational opportunities of all families, but especially poor Latinos.”
Milwaukee – Hispanics for School Choice (HSC) announces the initiation of a television advertising campaign entitled Los Sonadores Se Preparan Hoy (Dreamers Prepare Today!).
The campaign includes students from St. Martini School, St. Anthony School, and Bruce-Guadalupe Community School all in Milwaukee. It also highlights a graduate of Notre Dame Middle Schools of Milwaukee who has entered the medical field after graduating from college.
“The educational path of a college graduate begins in Kindergarten, and we firmly believe that the best way for a child to begin that journey is for parents to be able the school that best fit their needs,” said Jason S. Crye, Hispanics for School Choice Executive Director, “This campaign shows that by trusting parents, we can help children achieve their dreams by giving them access to a quality education.”