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HF Hotline and Phone Bank Days PDF Print E-mail

It has become a familiar sight at the Hispanic Federation offices in New York City: every seat full, phone lines ringing nonstop, several staffers walking up and down the aisles answering any questions that may arise.  Every time we host a phone bank, we can be sure that we will be inundated with phone calls, an affirmation that Línea Informativa is an effective and helpful resource for our community.

Earlier this month, we held two phone banks with Univision 41 WXTV where we responded to more than 4,000 calls. One phone bank was focused on IDNYC, New York City’s municipal identification program, and the other on the Affordable Care Act.  Individuals called in with a wide range of questions and in every case our volunteers were able to either help them immediately or direct them to the most appropriate resource.

We are also proud to have organized phone banks with Telemundo 47 WNJU on DACA and a host of other immigration matters.

In total, working with our wonderful media partners, we have been able to assist over 25,000 callers with educational, housing, health, financial literacy and other issues. We look forward to hosting more phone banks in 2016, helping an even greater number of individuals than we did this year.

HF and Delta Host Latino Leaders Day PDF Print E-mail

Latino Leaders Day is an exciting opportunity for our CREAR Futuros mentors and mentees to hear from and engage with Latino executives across a wide array of professions. Our Latino Leaders Day reached new heights when our cohort of CREAR college students met with Delta Air Lines' Latino executives at JFK International Airport in early December. The students were visibly engaged and inspired by the dynamic airport operations they experienced and the stories shared by Delta's executives.

The connection was visible. The day progressed with an in-depth, special access tour of Delta’s recently expanded Terminal 4. Students visited the air flight control center, were given a tour of a Delta airplane cockpit by an Aircraft Mechanic and Maintenance Analyst, and indulged in the free Starbucks coffee at the exclusive Delta Sky Club. “Cool” was not just the most used word of that day, it signified the awe-inspiring impact that Latino leadership modeling can have on young people.

Our CREAR Futuros students gained insight into a wide variety of professional airline careers, and learned a great deal more about career mentorship and internship opportunities at Delta Air Lines. As we journeyed back to Manhattan, listening to all the student chatter about career possibilities and aspirations, it was clear to everyone why this work is so important. We are committed to continue working with partners like Delta Air Lines in the months and years to come to help our youth keep climbing higher!

Save the Date: HF Annual Gala 2016 PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, April 21, 2016
American Museum of Natural History
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
New York City

DACA Scholarships Transform 150 DREAMer Lives – And You Can Help Too! PDF Print E-mail

It is a time of giving and reflection. As we celebrate our many institutional blessings, we are especially thankful for being able to provide 150 DACA scholarships to 150 amazing DREAMers this year.

Announced by President Obama in 2012, DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, allows qualifying immigrants – also known as “DREAMers” - to obtain protection from deportation and work permits for at least two years.

Yet the high cost – almost $500 - prevents many from applying. HF’s DACA scholarship is transformative because it enables DREAMers to apply and, if accepted, truly pursue their dreams, whether it’s in the form of something as simple as a driver’s license, or something as life-changing as going to college or getting a legal job.

HF’s Hispanic Education Summit Brings Together Over 250 Education Leaders PDF Print E-mail

The well-being of our children. Our communities. Our future. It all starts with (and goes back to) education. It is the reason we’ve committed to presenting a Hispanic Education Summit every year focused on advancing best practices and reforms that will significantly improve Latino student outcomes and opportunities. This year’s 2015 Hispanic Education Summit took place on Monday, November 16 at the CUNY Graduate Center in NYC, and brought together over 250 educational stakeholders – teachers, parents, community leaders, students and policymakers – to bring forth ideas on how we can advance Latino student success.

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