Black History Month celebrates the many vital contributions African Americans have made in America’s history. Today, we’re highlighting African Americans who have helped advance energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
This week, as part of the President’s commitment to equal opportunity for all students, the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Education, and the Georgetown University Law Center on Poverty and Inequality highlighted programs that focus on developing the talent of girls of color and low-income girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and career technical education (CTE) careers. We heard from the educators, innovators, researchers, scientists, and marginalized girls themselves who are dedicated to increasing the participation of low-income girls and girls of color in post-secondary education and in-demand careers within high-growth industry sectors.
It has been 50 years since the U.S. first observed National Hispanic Heritage Week, a celebration that has grown to span a full month. However, everyone should recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans throughout the year as an essential part of American history.