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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.

Latina Philanthropy Council Launch PDF Print E-mail

Hispanic Federation has always been dedicated to giving back, and we are always looking for ways to do more for our community. Recently, we made one of our visions of philanthropy a reality when we launched the Latina Philanthropy Council (LPC) to mobilize, inspire, leverage, and engage Latinas as philanthropic leaders.  “Latina Voices in Philanthropy: A Conversation with Latina Leaders” was hosted by WNYC-NY Public Radio Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and sponsored by Enterprise Holdings.

Raise Your Voice and Vote! 2015 PDF Print E-mail

On Election Day, we speak for our families and communities and we vote for our future! If we want better schools, good-paying jobs and pro-immigrant policies, Latinos must head to the polls on Tuesday, November 3rd.

Hispanic Federation Celebrates National Latino AIDS Awareness Day PDF Print E-mail

Every October 15th, we celebrate National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD).  It’s a time to reflect on the devastating effects HIV and AIDS have had on the Latino community, but also to recognize and celebrate the progress that has been made towards improving awareness and expanding access to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

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