Contra Costa County, CA- October 25, 2012 - The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County (H5C), the leading advocate for Hispanic-owned businesses in the county, proudly presents the 12th annual “Narrowing the Gap” education conference. The conference will take place on November 2, 2012 from 8a.m.-1:30p.m. at Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill. The mission of the conference is to encourage Latino students to stay in school, learn about college, meet business professionals and award scholarships.
“In my experience, the key to success is attending college under any personal or financial obstacles. I attended college with the help of grants and financing options but most importantly was networking along the way and having passion in what I wanted to become. This year, the students get to create their own brand and create a path of success through education.” said Eric Maldonado, H5C President.
The keynote speaker will be Roberta Gonzales, Weather and News Reporter from CBS5. Over 400 invited students, teachers, business and community leaders will attend this year’s conference. The conference continues to build on the leadership and dedication of volunteers who donate their time. Students will attend sessions on topics such as the careers in public service, STEM and Media Arts. In addition, there will be a student panel describing the college experience and scholarships will be awarded based on essays and conference attendance.
Our sponsors: Gold Sponsors are Humana, Wal-Mart, John Muir Health, Shell and Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery; Silver Sponsors are AT&T and Union Bank; Bronze Sponsors are; George Miller Youth Fund, Verizon Wireless, CSU East Bay-Early Assessment Program, Dow Chemical Company and ITT Technical Institute. Supporters include Travis Credit Union and PG&E.
H5C’s mission is to develop, enhance and promote valuable business opportunities for our members while providing a special emphasis on education, cultural awareness and available resources within the Hispanic Community and Contra Costa County overall.
WHERE:DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE |321 Golf Club Rd. | PLEASANT HILL, CA
Media interviews will be available. For further information visit WWW.H5C.ORG