Cars for Students Program
Hispanic Achievers Gives Away Cars for Needy Students October 2009, Orlando, Florida
Hispanic Achievers, headed by Danny Ramos, Chairman & CEO, launched a new program to give away cars, completely free, to students who have been awarded these vehicles through the Hispanic Achievers Scholarship Program, because of their financial need. The program provides cost efficient, used vehicles that have been evaluated for mechanical safety to students who need the vehicles to go to community college and work. Celebrity Nissan is the first automobile dealer sponsor of the program. Ramos is trying to get each new car dealer to donate a trade in vehicle that would normally go to auction. In the two cars awarded in October 2009, Celebrity Nissan donated one and Hispanic Achievers purchased and donated the second vehicle. At the end of December 2009, Celebrity and Hispanic Achievers will donate a vehicle to another student of a high school, and in addition, a vehicle will be donated as a Christmas Gift to a family in need. This program is being coordinated by the office of Darren Soto, Florida State Representative, and Gary Siplin, Florida State Senator at the high school level.
Cars for Students Pilot Program
ORLANDO – The National Hispanic Corporate Achievers held a Press Conference Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 10:30 a.m. at Celebrity Nissan, 1983 North Semoran Blvd, SR436, in Orlando, to announce its first Pilot CARS for Needy Students Program.
The CARS for Students Program will make an effort to gain membership from car dealers in markets that lack good public transportation for students. Each car dealer will be asked to donate one used car annually which will be awarded to financially stressed families that have a community college bound high school student. These automobiles are cars that dealers send to auctions. While there are not highly valuable automobiles, they are totally functionally, safe and cost efficient. New car dealers are in the process to be contacted to join this effort. The Program was invented by the National Hispanic Corporate Achievers and Jay Rosario of Celebrity Nissan who is donating the first two vehicles
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CONTACT: Danny Ramos
National Hispanic Corporate Achievers
How to participate
Hispanic Achievers, headed by Danny Ramos, Chairman and CEO of the Organization, launched a new program to give away cars, completely free, to students who have been awarded these vehicles through the Hispanic Achievers Scholarship Program, and because of their financial need. The program provides cost efficient, used vehicles that have been evaluated for mechanical safety to students who need the vehicles to go to community college and work. The high school will be responsible of the selection process.
The following are Guidelines to consider for students participation:
1. The student identified to be considered must be a graduating high school student who has proof of acceptance to a community college.
2. The student must write a letter to the National Hispanic Corporate Achievers requesting this opportunity and why he or she should be honored. This letter should be written in English.
3. The student also will write an essay, two pages, double space, with the title “What I, as a Hispanic Achiever, will do with my Life".
4. The student family must be financially challenged.
5. It is preferred that family does not have a car, or secondary position, that family has one car.
6. The student and or family must have proof of car insurance when picking up the car, and will be responsible for the license plate.
7. There is absolutely no charges, the car is free to the designated student.
8. The student selected by the school should submit at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org a brief biography and a portrait photo to be included on the National Hispanic Corporate Achievers website Junior Achievers section.
Recent vehicle recipients
Left Photo: Jean Fouquet, student at Valencia, with his car donated from National Hispanic Corporate Achievers.
Right Photo: Danny Ramos, CEO National Hispanic Corporate Achievers speaks to reports at the first Cars for Students Program. Pictured with him(L to R) Ruben Santiago, Manager Celebrity Nissan, Darren Soto, student Andres Abreu, student Jean Fouquet, & Senator Gary Siplin.