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Meet Our New College Peer Mentors! PDF Print E-mail

Join us in welcoming and celebrating our new college peer mentors! Last week, Hispanic Federation (HF) and the City University of New York (CUNY) hosted a three-day comprehensive leadership development training for its new cohort of 14 academically-gifted CREAR Futuros peer-mentors. These high-performing students will play a central role in HF’s efforts to increase academic retention and success for 320 Latino incoming freshmen at LaGuardia, John Jay, and Lehman Colleges during the 2014-2015 school year.

Hispanic Federation Applauds EPA Landmark Climate Rule PDF Print E-mail

Measure would protect public health and fight climate change 

Jose Calderon, president of the Hispanic Federation, released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their Clean Power Plan to reduce power plant carbon emissions:

"Today's announcement by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to curb emissions at our nation's power plants is a bold step to protect public health and fight climate change. We have an obligation to act and protect our children and future generations from dangerous carbon pollution that is putting their health at risk. The burden of dirty air falls heavily on Hispanic children, with 8 percent suffering from asthma. As states prepare to implement the new standards, we look to work with local communities and partners to make our nation more energy efficient and to reduce carbon emissions more significantly."

In 2013, the Hispanic Federation released a comprehensive policy blueprint entitled La Gran Manzana: The Road Ahead for New York City's Latino Community. Among other recommendations, the report called for "renewable energy sources both to reduce local emissions and increase megawatt production."

Washington DC Corner PDF Print E-mail

Fight for Immigration Reform Enters Crucial Stage

It has been nearly two months since the Senate delivered a bipartisan vote on the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S. 744). While far from perfect, S.744 extends legal status to the majority of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States with an opportunity to earn citizenship. Yet the Republican majority in the House of Representatives failed to move on the bill before recessing earlier this month.

Connecticut Expansion Update PDF Print E-mail

Wells Fargo Provides Seed Money for Groundbreaking Connecticut Expansion

The Hispanic Federation is pleased to announce an unprecedented $100,000 award from Wells Fargo in 2013 for its Connecticut Expansion Initiative.  This project will help provide grants, technical assistance and capacity building activities to Latino nonprofits, and direct services to Hispanic families through new HF offices in Hartford, Connecticut.

New Program: Health Navigator Program PDF Print E-mail

HF Awarded $4M for Health Navigator Program

The Hispanic Federation has been selected by the New York State Department of Health to receive an In Person Navigator award to serve five New York City boroughs with health insurance application assistance.  The total contract award amount is $4,503,320 over five years.   The program is being rolled out before the start of New York State Health Benefit Exchange (NYHBE), which is due to officially launch October 1, 2013.

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