Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options

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The Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (HCREO) is a non-profit organization whose mission is "to improve educational outcomes for Hispanic children by empowering families through parental choice in education." [1]

According to the Department of Education's Office of Inspector General report on Department PR expenditures in fiscal years 2002 through 2004, HCREO received $900,000 in 2003 - 2004, to "promote school choice and tutoring options for Hispanic children. The products ... included handbooks, brochures, three op-eds, and an informational video. ... Two op-eds were published in the Dallas Morning News. The third op-ed was published in two Spanish-language publications, Al Día (Texas) in January 2004 and En USA (Florida) in April 2004. All three advocated a particular viewpoint and did not disclose ED’s [the Education Department's] role in their production." [2]

CREO was founded in the summer of 2001.


According to Media Transparency, HCREO has received funding from: [3]


From their website: [4][5]

Board of Trustees

From their website: [6]

Contact Information

Hispanic CREO
2600 Virginia Avenue NW, Suite 408
Washington, DC 20037
P: 202-625-6766, 1-877-888-2736
F: 202-625-6767
Website: http://www.hcreo.org

SourceWatch Resources

External links

  • Department of Education Office of Inspector General, "Review of Department Identified Contracts and Grants for Public Relations Services" (ED-OIG / I13F0012), issued September 1, 2005; available in MS Word (432K) and PDF (214K) formats.
  • Greg Toppo, "Report: Education Dept. funds need monitoring," USA Today, September 3, 2005.