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DACA Day of Action PDF Print E-mail

On Saturday, October 11th Hispanic Federation and Telemundo 47, will hold a tri-state Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Day of Action. During this event, hundreds of individuals in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will obtain DACA information, screenings and application assistance through this initiative. Member agencies of the Hispanic Federation will be providing free DACA application assistance from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The Hispanic Federation and Telemundo 47 DACA Day of Action will take place at the following locations:

Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights

665 W 182nd St, New York, NY 10033

La Casa de Don Pedro
39 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104

Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury
80 West Street, Danbury CT 06810

To receive more information on this program, please call 1-866-HF-AYUDA (866-432-9832)

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2014 Annual Long Island Somos El Futuro/We Are the Future Black-Brown Alliance Conference PDF Print E-mail

We cordially invite you to join us for the 2014 Annual Somos El Futuro/We Are The Future Black-Brown Alliance Conference to be held on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 at the Islandia Marriott (3635 Express Drive North, Islandia, NY). This conference is being presented by New York State Assemblyman Phil Ramos and a diverse delegation of elected and appointed leaders in Long Island.

Somos Long Island will bring together government, community, business, labor and faith leaders to discuss and develop an action agenda addressing inequalities facing communities of color. The conference includes a Seniors’ Luncheon and a Welcome Reception on Friday followed by a Labor Breakfast Plenary, Women’s Empowerment Luncheon, and Farewell Reception on Saturday. Saturday will also feature several panel workshops addressing issues of inequality including education, immigration, health, political empowerment and the environment.

Familia – Be sure to Check Out ABC’s Cristela PDF Print E-mail

At a time when Washington and the rest of the nation are polarized on almost every issue, here comes a television show - a comedy no less - poised to break down barriers and spark some needed water cooler dialogue. With its witty script and very relevant subject matter, ABC's Cristela is a beautiful and hilarious portrait of the American Latino family that has the promise to be our generation's Cosby Show.

Tonight and every Friday night, America will see a Latina law school student and her multi-generational family on network television! Cristela, a family comedy co-created, co-executive produced, written by and starring Cristela Alonzo is loosely based on the life and stand-up routine of the Mexican American comedian.

HF to Award $50,000 in Support of DREAMers PDF Print E-mail

Continuing its commitment to serve and support New York’s young immigrant population, Hispanic Federation is proud to announce that it will provide $50,000 in scholarships to aid eligible immigrant youth applying for the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Immigration Program.

Announced by President Obama on June 15th, 2012, this policy allows qualifying immigrants under the age of 31 who came to the US before the age of 16 - popularly known as DREAMers - to obtain protection from deportation and work permits for at least two years. DACA allows DREAMers to pursue higher education, gain meaningful employment and have an opportunity to contribute more fully to society.

LatinasRepresent New York City Empowerment Luncheon PDF Print E-mail

Latinas are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States, totaling more than 25 million strong. Yet, out of the more than 8,000 seats in state and national political office, only a little more than 100 Latinas serve in elected office – representing about 1% of political leaders nationwide. That’s unacceptable and clearly needs to change.

LatinasRepresent, a joint initiative of Political Parity and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, is an agent for change that the Federation fully embraces and supports.

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, please join Hispanic Federation, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) and Political Parity for the LatinasRepresent New York City Empowerment Luncheon, where participants will hear from inspiring Latina elected officials and a panel of women professionals on how we can change the political landscape and elect many more Latina leaders.

HF & Univision Partner for Voter Registration Telethon PDF Print E-mail

Hispanic Federation recently partnered with Univision to host a week-long voter registration telethon to register Latino voters for the upcoming midterm elections.  Through a series of public service announcements aired during primetime, Noticias Univision 41 newscasters encouraged viewers to vote by calling toll-free the Hispanic Federation hotline. HF received and handled more than 750 phone calls from individuals interested in registering to vote during this week-long effort.

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