Edu-Futuro was recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics on September 15, 2015. The announcement was made by Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the Initiative on September 15, 2015 at the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month and in honor of the Initiative’s 25th anniversary in Washington, D.C.

The Initiative seeks to leverage Edu-Futuro and other Bright Spots to encourage collaboration between stakeholders focused on similar issues in sharing data-driven approaches, promising practices, peer advice, and effective partnerships, ultimately resulting in increased support for the educational attainment of the Hispanic community, from cradle-to-career.

Speaking about the achievements of recognized Bright Spots, the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Alejandra Ceja said “There has been notable progress in Hispanic educational achievement, and it is due to the efforts of these Bright Spots in Hispanic Education, programs and organizations working throughout the country to help Hispanic students reach their full potential.”

Edu-Futuro was one of only 230 programs nationwide and one of four programs in Virginia to achieve this honor.