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Promise Indiana initiative expands to 3 new communities

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Latino Expo is one of three organizations selected to foster a college-going culture for all children by launching the Promise Indiana initiative, the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) announced today.

The Indiana Latino Expo will join Dubois County and Fountain County in receiving training and support to activate the Promise Indiana program. IYI’s Promise Indiana initiative ensures every child has the assets, champions, and community support to pursue their dreams by making it easy for families to begin saving for post-secondary education and training.

“We are excited to welcome to the newest cohort of Promise Indiana communities as they take important steps toward widespread postsecondary achievement for all students,” said Tami Silverman, IYI’s president and CEO. “By connecting youth, families and communities, this program is supporting important conversations about higher education starting at an early age.”

The Indiana Latino Expo joins the Promise Indiana network of communities dedicated to building a culture that encourages students to pursue higher education and training. To date, more than 15,000 CollegeChoice 529 direct savings accounts have been established by families through the Promise program.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together in support of our children’s futures,” said Gloria Jimenez, executive director of the Indiana Latino Expo. “I’m excited to strengthen our shared focus on post-secondary education because all children deserve to achieve their highest potential.”

To learn more about Promise Indiana, visit iyi.org/promise-indiana.