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HF Annual Gala 2015: Save the Date! PDF Print E-mail

HF Statement on the Southern District Court Preliminary Injunction on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions PDF Print E-mail

New York, NY –Hispanic Federation released the following statement today after the Southern District Court issued a preliminary injunction on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions – the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the establishment of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) initiative – in Texas v. United States:

“Today’s federal district court injunction on the President’s immigration executive actions is disappointing and an unfortunate delay in exempting millions of immigrants from deportation and grant them work authorization,” stated José Calderón, President of the Hispanic Federation. “In light of Congressional gridlock and inaction, we welcome the President’s needed, legal and sensible decision to use an executive order to address our broken and dysfunctional immigration system. As we’ve said before, if Congress won’t act to protect our families and communities, then the President must. Hundreds of constitutional and legal scholars have affirmed that President Obama’s executive actions on immigration are lawful and consistent with those of past U.S. Presidents. Despite this legal delay, we will continue preparing our community to soon take advantage of President Obama’s plan to grant temporary relief to millions of immigrants who have waited for our nation to act while working to make this country a better place."

HF Again Tops Charity Navigator Ratings PDF Print E-mail

Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most utilized evaluator of charities, has once again ranked the Hispanic Federation among the top philanthropic organizations in the country.  HF President José Calderón welcomed Charity Navigator’s four-star rating. “We take great pride in making sure that every dollar we spend produces results for our community,“ he said.  “The people and organizations that donate to Hispanic Federation can be proud of their investment in us.  I was especially pleased to see our high score on accountability and transparency.  We want donors to understand that we take their investment in us as seriously as they do.”

Charity Navigator’s ratings are based on a careful analysis of an organization’s financial performance as well as accountability and transparency metrics.  Founded in 2011, the non-profit organization has evaluated more than 7,000 nonprofit organizations across the country.  To see Hispanic Federation’s Charity Navigator profile, click here. To donate to Hispanic Federation, click here.

Gov. Cuomo Adds DREAM Act to NYS Budget PDF Print E-mail

Each year, thousands of undocumented immigrant students graduate from high school in New York State with hopes of enrolling in college.  However, those hopes have been dashed by policies that keep these students from applying for and receiving tuition assistance.  Thanks to Governor Cuomo, however, the future for undocumented immigrant students in New York State is looking brighter.  During his State of the State Address, Gov. Cuomo announced that he would seek $27 million in funding to support the NYS DREAM Act.  The legislation would make undocumented immigrant students eligible for state financial aid programs such as the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

HF Statement on President Obama's Every Kid in a Park Initiative PDF Print E-mail

“Education is fundamental to the progress of any community. We applaud the inclusiveness of the President's new environmental education initiative -- boosting opportunities for all families to enhance the health and education of their children by exploring our parks and public lands. We encourage the White House to continue to both spotlight the existing disparities in school readiness and achievement, and access to the outdoors.” -- José Calderón, President, Hispanic Federation

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Awardees Announced for Groundbreaking NYC Council Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund PDF Print E-mail

80 Nonprofits to Receive Capacity Building Support

¡Felicidades to our new grantees! On Thursday, February 5th, the newly-created Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund announced capacity-building grant awards for 80 NYC-based nonprofit organizations. The Fund, established by the New York City Council and managed by the Hispanic Federation, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, New York Urban League, Asian American Federation and Black Agency Executives – is the first of its kind focused on supporting Latino, Black and Asian-led community groups. At a reception hosted by the Ford Foundation, government and community leaders – including New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, Council Members Margaret Chin and Andy King, and Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong – spoke on the need for such a fund and the increased commitment to community based organizations. The Fund is the first of its kind in New York City and provides capacity building support to emerging and seasoned social services organizations.

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