How Do We Parent Our Kids During This Political Season?

We care about students at the Faith and Education Coalition of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. The Lord has wonderful lessons for us as parents as we consider how to disciple our students through this political season. I had the opportunity to contribute, along with twenty other moms, to this Christianity Today article to discuss ways we can parent our children throughout this intense season impacting the public square and eventually our homes.[Andrea Reyes Ramirez, … [Read more...]

NHCLC Announces New Board Members, Executive Council Member: Education Team Members Expand Their Leadership Roles

SACRAMENTO, Calif., November 8, 2016 – The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC/CONEL) has tapped several education team members to join the NHCLC Board or Executive Council. The new Board appointees include Dr. Andrea Ramirez, Dr. Antipas Harris and Esmeralda Sanchez. Joining the Executive Council is Yvette Santana who will specialize in outreach to women. All four appointees have a long history of service within the NHCLC’s Faith and Education Coalition which advocates for h … [Read more...]

NHCLC Announces Girien Salazar as Deputy Director of Faith and Education Coalition

SACRAMENTO, Calif., October 31, 2016 – The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC/CONEL) has appointed Girien Salazar as Deputy Director of the Faith & Education Coalition. Mr. Salazar will assist Executive Director Dr. Andrea Ramirez in strategically advancing Faith & Education Coalition initiatives such as the Raising the Standards campaign and key partnerships. Esmeralda Sanchez, who previously held the Deputy Director position, has begun a PhD program at Rice U … [Read more...]

Education Sunday: Churches Gear Up for Back-to-School Encouragement

Education Sunday: Churches Gear Up for Back-to-School EncouragementAs students head back to school, one national organization wants churches to get involved by celebrating Education Sunday, Sept. 4. … [Read more...]

National Education Sunday To Be Celebrated September 4, 2016

Thousands of Evangelical Congregations Will Encourage and Pray for Students, TeachersSACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC/CONEL), the nation's leading organization for 16 million Hispanic American Evangelicals, invites churches across the nation to celebrate Education Sunday on September 4, 2016. Thousands of churches have set aside time on the first Sunday of September to pray for and encourage students … [Read more...]

One Place Where Christians Should Begin Nurturing Racial Justice

Jesus held children dear to his heart. The Faith and Education Coalition believes that we as Christians are required to do no less, especially since we as adults continue to reveal the existing racial division and tension . Where can we begin to end the division and ease the tension that seek to tear our communities apart? It begins with our children. Dr. Andrea Ramirez and Nicole Baker Fulgham share their thoughts.[Girien Salazar, Deputy Director of the Faith and Education … [Read more...]

Rev. Rodriguez: Education in the United States is still not equitable for minority students

Dear Editor:I was heartened to see Juan Williams’ column “The Scandal of K-12 Education” bring prominence to what we on the ground know about education: it is not equitable across our nation if you are a minority student. It saddens me to read that Hispanic fourth graders in Alabama are reading two grade levels below their Hispanic peers in Florida. We know that a fourth grader’s reading level is a key indicator of whether a student will graduate from high school. The National Assessment of E … [Read more...]

Rev. Rodriguez Responds to GOP Platform

The Honorable Paul D. Ryan Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515Dear Chairman Ryan: On the eve of the 2016 Republican National Committee convention, as the eyes of the nation turn to Cleveland, I want to formally offer you a small but very important piece of unsolicited counsel on behalf of the 40,000-church network that comprises the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Council (NHCLC), the nation’s largest Hispanic evangelical organization. Tens of thousands o … [Read more...]