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The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals (NCSHP) is founded as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of promoting education among Hispanic youth in North Carolina


The first Hispanic Educational Summit for middle and high school students is held at the NC School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC


NCSHP developed and implemented the first-ever statewide Stay in School campaign called “Your Life, Your Future, Your Destiny…Is Now…Stay in School.”  The campaign reached more than 60,000 Hispanic youth and their parents.


The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund is established by NCSHP at the Triangle Community Foundation with a seed grant from Progress Energy.

NCSHP begins lobbying and advocacy activities when it supported the first bill introduced to the NC Legislature, which asked for in-state tuition for immigrant students.

The first-ever Forum of Candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction is organized by NCSHP.


NCSHP established the “Good Stewards of the Environment” science program with grant money from the Burroughs Welcome Fund.

The first Hispanic Achievement Conference for teachers and school administrators is presented by NCSHP at North Carolina State University.

The first Hispanic Student Achievement Workshop is presented by NCSHP.


NCSHP developed “You Do Make a Difference,” a motivational speaker program.


NCSHP began a pilot Mentor/Tutor Program.


The first statewide Stay in School Video Contest is launched by NCSHP.  The videos submitted by middle and high school students encourage their peers to graduate from high school.


NCSHP celebrates its 10 year anniversary.


The first Hispanic Parent Educational Fair is presented by NCSHP in partnership with NC State University.

The ¡Gradúate! Program is developed and implemented by NCSHP at four high schools in Wake and Alamance counties with a grant from the Committee on NC Dropout Prevention.


The annual Hispanic Educational Summit is held at the NC State University McKimmon Center for the first time.

The “Students Helping Students Go to College” scholarship is established within the NC Hispanic College Fund with donations from middle and high school students.


The NCSHP celebrates 15 years! 

The 15th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration was held at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Raleigh and the year concluded with the 15th Anniversary Gala at the Hilton in Cary.

The Society hosts the first-ever forum on “The State of Latino Education in North Carolina – Successes and Challenges.”


The ¡Gradúate! program expands to Southeast Raleigh High School, where it continues to grow.


The QueremosSerMIL campaign is launched with the goal of reaching 1,000 members by the 20th anniversary of the NCSHP.


TuPortalSTEM initiative was launched to raise awareness and increase access to information on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education and career opportunities among middle and high school Hispanic students and their families. Bridging the next generation of Hispanic STEM Professionals!​


NCSHP celebrates its 20 year anniversary



NCSHP partners with the Mexican Consulate to deliver the "Ventanilla de Orientación Educativa".

NCSHP welcomes new president Elda McGrath.

Hispanic Educational Summit canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions.


21st Hispanic Educational Summit welcomes over 650 students via virtual experience!

NCSHP welcomes new President Rocio Anderson; and new Vice President Alan Marines.


NCSHP welcomes Carolina Diaz as Executive Director.


The NCSHP celebrates 25 years!

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