Hispanic Coalition for Reform and Educational Options received a $5,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS). The grant will be used to continue assisting Hispanic parents to become more involved in their child’s K-12 education.
Hispanic CREO addresses the crisis in Hispanic education by providing Hispanic parents with free information and resources to guide them in becoming advocates for their children. Hispanic CREO has been able to educate, inform and mobilize parents on the issues surrounding school choice.
This grant is crucial for the organization’s Parental Awareness Network (PAN), a coalition that provides parents free information on educational options for their children. This program assists and guides parents help their children become academically successful in school and achieve graduation in the end.
“We are so grateful and excited that The UPS Foundation contributed to Hispanic CREO,” said Julio Fuentes, President & CEO of Hispanic CREO. “This act of kindness will continue to help Hispanic families ensure a better future for their children.”
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of the strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability.
In 2011, The UPS Foundation distributed more than $45.3 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programs such as the Hispanic CREO and provide support for building stronger communities.
“The UPS Foundation is committed to funding impactful programs that make a meaningful difference in our communities – so we are proud support Hispanic CREO’s efforts to continuously provide educational options to Hispanic families in the nation,” said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation.