Secretary Cardona to Headline Final White House Initiative Latino Regional Economic Summit of the Year in San Bernardino

Secretary Cardona to Headline Final White House Initiative Latino Regional Economic Summit of the Year in San Bernardino

San Bernardino Summit is the final in a 2022 series connecting Latino communities with federal leaders and resources, co-hosted by Biden-Harris Administration and Aspen Institute

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will travel to San Bernardino, California to participate in the White House Initiative Latino Regional Economic Summit at California State University, San Bernardino. Secretary Cardona will be joined by U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary David Turk and other Biden-Harris Administration senior officials and California leaders, including Rep. Pete Aguilar who will provide virtual remarks at the summit. Secretary Cardona will also share remarks at the summit, then participate in a fireside chat with Executive Director of Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program Domenika Lynch.

The White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit in San Bernardino is the sixth and final in a series of events that began in March in San Antonio. Together, through these forums, the Biden-Harris Administration and the Aspen Institute have highlighted the Administration's commitment to advancing equity and economic empowerment and connected local Latino community members directly with federal leaders and resources. Leaders from seven federal agencies will lead workshops, including: the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Housing, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Small Business Administration.

This event follows Secretary Cardona's participation in an event with former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrating the 20th anniversary of Proposition 49, a measure aimed at increasing after-school programs, and highlighting the U.S. Department of Education's Engage Every Student Initiative, to encourage use of American Rescue Plan funds to provide high-quality out-of-school time learning opportunities for every child.

Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
Executive Director Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program Domenika Lynch

What :

White House Initiative Latino Regional Economic Summit

When :

12:20 p.m. PT

Where :

California State University, San Bernardino
Santos Manuel Student Union North
5500 University Pkwy
San Bernardino, California

RSVP:
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