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Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund Request for Applications and Community Briefings PDF Print E-mail

HF, in collaboration with the Asian American Federation (AAF), Black Agency Executives (BAE), Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), and New York Urban League (NYUL), is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF).

Application deadline: November 21, 2014

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Movimiento Hispano: VOTE on November 4th PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, November 4th is Election Day and so much is up for grabs our community: school funding, immigration policies, taxes, health care access, social services, and other important issues.

Hispanic Federation has been working hard to get our extended family of Latinos to play a leading role in these elections. This year alone we've registered nearly 10,000 new voters and are reaching out to hundreds of thousands more to get out and vote.

But these efforts only matter if individuals like YOU go to the polls on Tuesday, November 4th. And, yes, encourage other loved ones and friends to do the same.

Please, we need your help!

HF Releases CT Latino Blueprint PDF Print E-mail

HARTFORD, CT Thursday, October 23, 2014 – With voters preparing to head to the polls on November 4th, Latino community leaders descended on the State Capitol in Hartford to release Latino Connecticut: A Call to Action, a comprehensive public policy blueprint intended to inform the soon to be elected Governor, General Assembly and other government officials on how to best respond to the needs and aspirations of the more than 500,000 Latino residents across the state.

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.

Hispanic Education Summit Aims to Boost Latino Educational Achievement PDF Print E-mail

Across the country, Latinos consistently identify education as the most important challenge facing our community. With that in mind, over 200 community leaders, educators, parents, researchers and policymakers convened last week for HF’s all-day Hispanic Education Summit, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). The goal of the summit was to have an intimate discussion “entre familia” on how to close the Latino academic achievement gap.

“Far too many children attend segregated, over-crowded, and underfunded public schools. Because of this, only 15 percent of Latino high school graduates are college ready. And only 3.4 percent of English Language Learners pass the NYS English exams,” said José Calderon, President of the Hispanic Federation. “We can and must do better by our Latino children.”

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