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Local Home Depot Stores Partner with Latino College Preparatory Academy in San Jose to Support Ecology Program

Friday, September 26, 2008, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Latino College Preparatory Academy, 14271 Story Road, San Jose

(San Jose, CA) - Approximately 50 volunteers from San Jose area Home Depot stores as well as volunteers from The Latino College Preparatory Academy (LCPA) are joining forces to enhance LCPA’s Go Green Project. The project includes the construction of two green houses, planter beds and installation of a drip irrigation system to help with the schools ecology program. All materials used for the project are from local Home Depot stores.

The Home Depot is dedicated to making a positive environmental impact every day and making communities a better place for generations to come. As the world’s largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot embraces its role as a leader in social responsibility and celebrates its long-standing commitment to volunteerism.

The Latino College Preparatory Academy enables high school English Language Learners to acquire critical skills, in English and Spanish, so that they graduate from high school and be prepared to pursue a college education.

Latino College Preparatory Academy
Is a charter high school created jointly between The National Hispanic University and East Side Union High School District. It was established to provide an alternative to students who are not succeeding in a large, traditional high school because of a language difference. The goal of the school is to help students graduate from high school and have an opportunity to attend college proficient in English, Spanish and computers. Latino College Preparatory Academy is housed at The National Hispanic University; a University campus, where students are part of a learning community that includes college students and professors as role models.

About The Home Depot
The Home Depot’s commitment to the environment impacts all areas of its business such as: store construction, energy usage, product selection and customer education. The company’s environmental program focuses on the development of alternative products, forestry and ecology, green-building design and sustainable development, cleanup and recycling, and lead poisoning prevention.


About The National Hispanic University
For 30 years, The National Hispanic University has provided Hispanic students and others with access to quality higher education. Located in San Jóse, Calif., the university offers a diverse portfolio of online and campus-based undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in business, teacher education, child development and computer science. Students are supported in a multicultural and collaborative learning environment that is based on Familia™ a personalized approach that fosters students’ success through mutual respect and cultura. The National Hispanic University, a member of the Laureate International Universities network, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). For more information, visit www.NHU.edu.