Office of Student Life

Multicultural Center

OSUnidos Keynote: Victor Ruiz & Esperanza, Inc. (DICE)


Time: Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Curl Market, The Viewpoint (2nd Floor)

Victor A. Ruiz is the Executive Director of Esperanza, Inc.  The mission of Esperanza is to improve the academic achievement of Hispanics in Greater Cleveland by supporting students to graduate high school and promoting post-secondary educational attainment.  Under his leadership, Esperanza has grown tremendously and has been a leader in addressing the educational needs of Cleveland’s growing Hispanic community.  As a result of their effort, the high school graduation rate of Cleveland’s Hispanic youth has more than doubled since 2010. The organization has received national and local recognition for its work, including being named a 2015 Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and receiving the prestigious Anisfield-Wolf Community Organization Award from the Cleveland Foundation.    


This event also counts for 1 DICE Credit toward your DICE Certificate. More information about DICE and how to earn credits can be found here:


Indra Leyva

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