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The NC Society of Hispanic Professionals (NCSHP) commemorates 25 years of devoted service to Hispanic youth in North Carolina, symbolizing a quarter-century of educational empowerment. Established in 1999 by forward-thinking individuals dedicated to advancing education among Hispanic youth, NCSHP remains the only Latino organization in NC singularly focused on the profound impact of education.

Since its inception, NCSHP has tirelessly pursued its mission by implementing impactful educational programs aimed at encouraging Hispanic/Latino youth to pursue academic success and empower their families to prioritize education. Highlights of the organization's 25-year journey include:

  • Over 22,000 Hispanic/Latino students benefiting from transformative initiatives such as Hispanic Educational Summits, Educational Fairs, and dropout prevention programs.

  • Awarding over $701,000 in scholarships to 553 deserving Hispanic/Latino students.

  • Engaging over 2,800 educators from across North Carolina to discuss strategies for supporting Hispanic/Latino students.

  • Reaching more than 175,000 Hispanic youth and parents through the "Tu Vida, Tu Futuro, Tu Destino… Es Ahora… ¡Educate!" awareness campaign.

  • Pioneering TuPortal STEM and initiatives like the "Stay in School" Video contest, implementing dropout prevention programs, and fostering educational advocacy and representation for Hispanic students at various levels of governance.

  • Contributing over $940,000 in volunteer hours to benefit Hispanic students in North Carolina.

  • Expanding its reach with the establishment of a professional chapter in the TRIAD area.

"In a state where more than 6 out of 10 Hispanic/Latinos are US-born and nearly 22% of students in NC Public Schools are of Hispanic origin as of 2022, educational initiatives are paramount," asserts Rocio Anderson, President of NCSHP. "Our heartfelt gratitude goes to our members, volunteers, and sponsors for their steadfast support over the past 25 years and as NCSHP celebrates its achievements, it remains mindful of the persistent disparities in education.

The NCSHP firmly believes that investing in the education of Hispanic youth not only shapes the future economic impact of North Carolina but also reflects the state's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and excellence. Looking forward to the next 25 years, NCSHP remains resolute in its mission to empower Hispanic youth."

The NCSHP is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote education among Hispanic youth. Visit for more information.


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