Homophobia has many faces, among them fear and ignorance. One of these faces could be yours, without even knowing it. And the results can be dangerous or even deadly for a family member, friend or coworker. Together we can defeat homophobia through open, respectful and hate-free dialogue. May 17th is the International Day against Homophobia. Join the fight and change the face of homophobia. Learn more here.
The New York City Council's Black, Latino and Asian Caucus will host its first Employment Opportunity and Small Business Expo on Saturday, May 19th from 11am to 2pm at the Fort Washington Armory. More than 50 New York City employers and small business resources will be present at the Expo. Participants will be able to obtain free workshops on Resume Development and Interviewing Skills, Small Business Development, How to Access Start-Up Capital, and Doing Business With Government. Participants with Resumes can be screened for jobs in 7 major industries, including Manufacturing, Transportation and Healthcare!
Pathways to Economic Opportunities Roundtable Friday, May 11, 2012 from 8:45am-1pm Las Americas Conference Center 55 Exchange Place, 5th Floor New York, NY 10005
The Hispanic Federation (HF) and The Center for Puerto Rican Studies/El Centro, will host a roundtable discussion to disseminate findings from HF’s Pathways to Economic Opportunities Program. Although one in three jobs in the U.S. are considered low wage, it is ten times more likely that low wage earners will be represented by a minority group, including Puerto Ricans and other Latinos. This conference will assess the findings of a three year study on Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in the low-wage sector and present programs and policies that facilitate social mobility.
Topics for discussion include:
- The role of partnerships between colleges, community-based organizations (CBOs) and the private sector in job creation
- An analysis of the pathways of Puerto Ricans and other Latinos transitioning into post-secondary education
- Potential employment in the green energy, teaching and social work fields
Hablando con la Federacion Hispana, a new community affairs show which discusses critical issues facing the Hispanic community, will air its first episode this Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:00 am on Univision 41 WXTV New York. The series debut touches on diabetes, a chronic illness affecting nearly every Hispanic family. Tune in to hear from Mount Sinai Medical Center experts on everything you need to know about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.
This program is made possible through the generous support and partnership of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and their commitment to the Get Informed! Get Tested! Get Healthy! diabetes awareness campaign. For more information about Get Informed! Get Tested! Get Healthy!, you can visit www.Mountsinai.org/Latino or call 1.866 HF AYUDA (866.432.9832).
Toy Drive 2011
Twas the night before the Holiday Season and all through the Federation’s house little elves are stirring.” That’s right, familia, the Federation’s staff is working overtime to ensure that thousands of needy children receive the gift of a toy or book during the giving season. We are once again proud to kick off our Annual Holiday Toy Drive with the generous support of GOYA FOODS.
Each year the Hispanic Federation’s Toy Drive provides more than 15,000 toys and books to underprivileged children and families in foster care, domestic abuse shelters, medical clinics, assisted housing units and early childhood centers.