Region VIII: White House Community Action Summit

On December 2nd, please join us at the White House Hispanic Community Action Summit in Miami, Florida on Friday, December 2, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   In partnership with Dr. Eduardo Padrón, Commissioner on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and President of Miami Dade College, the summit will take place at the Chapman Conference Center, Miami Dade College (Wolfson Campus), 245 Northeast 4th Street, Miami, Florida 33132.  The summit will connect senior Obama Administration officials from diverse policy areas with Hispanic leaders, business owners, and other community stakeholders to discuss issues critical to the Hispanic community, Miami, and the nation.  Register for the free summit here:

The Miami summit follows similar regional meetings recently held in Las Vegas, NV, Orlando, FL, New York, NY, Denver, CO, and Las Cruces and Albuquerque, NM, in addition to the White House Hispanic Policy Conference held in July in Washington, D.C., all of which have provided an unique opportunity for participants to discuss critically important issues with White House and Cabinet agency officials. Topics of discussion have covered a wide-range of policy issues—from jobs and the economy to education and health care, from comprehensive immigration reform to healthcare—all in recognition that the future of our nation in the 21st century is inextricably linked to the success of the Hispanic community.

The summit will consist of an innovative open space dialogue where you will work together with other participants to define the agenda and shape the outcomes.  Local leaders and Administration officials will welcome participants in the morning plenary on Friday.


The White House Hispanic Community Action Summit seeks to accomplish three key goals:

1. Establish a space where community leaders can meaningfully engage and interact with key decision and policy makers in the Obama Administration on matters involving diverse policy areas that affect the Hispanic community;

2. Identify policy and programmatic areas of concern, receive and respond to constructive criticism and feedback, and identify local success stories and practices in policy areas that benefit of this Hispanic community and our nation;

3. Identify and develop opportunities for Hispanic leaders and stakeholders to collaborate with the Obama administration and other leaders from across the country in addressing the interests and concerns of the Hispanic community.

Read the blogs from previous events:


Contact Jose Rico at  with questions or for additional information.  Register for the free summit here: