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Center for Advocacy & Philanthropy

A tradition of giving 

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Through CAAP, ETS advocates for solutions to issues in education equity and access. Particular focus is given to organizations whose missions focus on the African-American, Asian-Pacific Islander, Hispanic-American and Native-American communities — the four major groups for whom achievement and opportunity gaps are the greatest.

Strategic relationships and collaborations

Examples of ETS's advocacy work includes collaborations with:

Equity for underserved groups

CAAP leads ETS in the commemoration of Black History Month, Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and American Indian Heritage Month by hosting renowned speakers to discuss aspects of these cultures as they pertain to educational equity.

Over the years, ETS has welcomed a number of nationally recognized speakers, including:

  • Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The 1619 Project (2022)
  • Gary Locke, Former Governor; Ambassador to China; U.S. Secretary of Interior (2022)
  • Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President Emeritus, Miami Dade College (2022)
  • Joy Harjo, U.S. Poet Laureate (2022)