The goal of the Hispanic Education Initiative is to keep students in school through graduation and then on to college, reclaiming students who left school and helping preschoolers be prepared for Kindergarten.

Gabriel Cortes

Director, Hispanic Education Initiative

(214) 887-5426

Raising Highly Capable Kids

A great resource available to our churches at a low cost is the “Raising Highly Capable Kids” material. This resource is available in English and Spanish. The goal of this 13-week course is to empower parents with knowledge and useful tools that will help them raise healthy, caring and responsible children. Raising Highly Capable Kids is based on biblical principles and is proven knowledge. You can offer to families in your church and/or families in your community.

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Many students think money does not exist to help them go to college. However, there are many resources available. Click here to learn more.

Mary Hill Davis Scholarship

The Mary Hill Davis Ethnic/Minority Scholarship Program provides grants to help worthy, capable young people from ethnic/minority cultures receive a Christian education. Click here to learn more.

Donate to HEI Scholarship Fund

Every year we raise funds to award at least 30 $1,000 scholarships to Hispanic students during the Hispanic Convention’s annual meeting. This we do in partnership with the Convention’s Education Commission, who screens all the applications and chooses the award recipients.

Fundraising for our scholarship fund typically intensifies in the spring, but we are determined to begin our 2015-2016 fundraising campaign early. We normally receive more than 90 scholarship applications. Moving forward, we would like to provide at least 35-40 every year to deserving Hispanic students. Click the “Donate to HEI Scholarship Fund” button below to give.

GED Prep U

The Baptist General Convention of Texas is dedicated in its efforts to put General Equivalency Diploma (GED) preparation programs in its churches. We are committed to equipping Texas Baptist churches with the resources needed and to help expand educational opportunities for all students and promote adult education through a free GED preparation course.

4 Steps to College

Where do you start, how much does it cost, how do you choose a major and what do you study? KnowHow2GO is a website that helps answer these questions and get you started on the road to college. It is great for students, parents, and leaders. Click here to learn more.

Finish the Race

We encourage you to have a special Hispanic Education Sunday at your church using the resources below.

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Choosing a University

Use the following matrix to help identify which College or University best fits your academic needs. Click here to learn more.

Dropout Presentation

Read through these PowerPoint presentations on school dropouts and myths of immigration reform. Click here to download PPT Presentation.

What Else Can a Parent Ask For

Since our two sons were little, we’ve stressed the importance of going to college and earning a bachelor’s degree. Even more, we have stressed the need to go ahead and work towards earning a master’s degree, since competition in the job market seems to increase every day. Now, our oldest is in his last semester of high school and college life is looming just six months away. We couldn’t believe it when the other night we had to put down the deposit for his dorm! Truly, the last 18 years have flown by, and we’re definitely full of mixed emotions as we… [continue]