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Forum on Unaccompanied Migrant Children Crisis PDF Print E-mail

Hispanic Federation is presenting a community forum on the unaccompanied migrant children crisis on September 10th at 10 a.m. at its Las Americas Conference Center in Lower Manhattan. The forum will engage and provide nonprofit leaders, community advocates, policy makers and other concerned New Yorkers with an overview on the root causes of this crisis and how we can work together to address both the immediate crisis and the complex set of factors driving it.

Guest speakers will include Nisha Agarwal, NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, Juan Cartagena, LatinoJustice PRLDEF President, and Oscar Chacon, National Alliance of Latin America & Caribbean Communities Executive Director.

Get Up, Get Moving (and Get Down!) with HF PDF Print E-mail

There are few things better than a Latino community block party - especially a really large one! The warmth and cadence of the people...the food...the music, make it just about irresistible. And when you couple that in with a health focus, then you have something really special. That's why we're so excited to be presenting our 8th annual Vive Tu Vida! Get UP! Get Moving! (GUGM) health expo at the "Carnival de la Cultura Latina" in Corona, Queens. The festival and health expo will be held on Sunday, September 21st from noon to 6 p.m. More  than 2,000 people are expected to be in attendance this year.

President's Message: 8.21.14 PDF Print E-mail

This Op-Ed was co-written with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and published in The Huffington Post on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

The arrival of more than 50,000 unaccompanied children at our Southern border since last October has created a humanitarian crisis. In government offices and policy circles in Washington, and in state capitals nationwide, people are dissecting the laws, procedures and politics of dealing with this crisis. The central issue in this crisis is that many of these children are fleeing horrific conditions: vicious persecution and violence, including murder, rape, and torture.

Hispanic Leadership Institute Comes Back to Connecticut PDF Print E-mail

HF is heading back to the classroom in Connecticut. This Fall, HF will be organizing its 2nd Connecticut Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) at the University of Connecticut's West Hartford campus. HLI is a 10-week long college program focused on helping Latino nonprofit managers develop and improve their management skills, enhance the operations of their organization and work more effectively within their broader community.

Get Schooled at Hispanic Ed Summit PDF Print E-mail

Interested in learning how we can close the Latino education gap? Come join our call to action as we bring together leaders from all sectors for a one-day summit at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City on Friday, September 12th highlighting best practices and successful models advancing Hispanic educational attainment and opportunities.

Workshop sessions will feature the following topics: Family Engagement; The Common Core Standards; Early Childhood Education; Community Schools; Excellence in English Language Learners (ELL) Programs; Middle Schools and Drop-Out Prevention Strategies; and College Preparation, Persistence and Graduation Success Stories.

Health Insurance Concerns PDF Print E-mail

The Federal Insurance Marketplace sent notices to 310,000 people last week with a citizenship or immigration data matching issue, also known as an inconsistency, to submit supporting documents by September 5th or their Marketplace coverage will end by September 30th.

Hispanic Federation knows how important it is for you and your family to stay covered in the Marketplace and it’s important to us too. We're here to help. Listed below are four things you need to know about the situation to stay covered:

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