Our Story

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1999

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

2000

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

2002

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.IMG_3374 - Copy

2004

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 NC Legislature which asked for in-state tuition for immigrant students.

First ever Forum of Candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction is organized by NCSHP.

2005

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.

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

2007

NCSHP began a pilot Mentor/Tutor Program.

2008

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

2009

NCSHP celebrates its 10 year anniversary.DSC_4650 - Copy

2011

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

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

2012

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.

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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”

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

2016

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