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Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is a Washington, DC that works to increase the number of Latina and Latino leaders in society.[1] As of 2010, the Chairman was Pedro José Greer.

The Foundation hosts several long-term programs, including (but not limited to):

  • The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards, created in 1998,[1] which honor Latina/o high school students (organized into regions or "markets") who demonstrate leadership potential and support them as they move through college and into graduate school and/or the workplace, especially in the STEM fields and in the "Green Industry". As of 2013, the award categories include (in alphabetical order) Business/Entrepreneurship, Education, Engineering/Mathematics, Healthcare/Science and Innovation/Technology.
  • a Youth Speakers Bureau, an outreach program in which the Youth Award recipients visit schools and other community centers and use social networking tools to provide information and inspiration to young Latinos/as.[2]
  • the Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) Workforce Program, created in collaboration with the Hispanic College Fund to prepare Latina/o professionals for the workplace.[3] The LOFT program also works with Human Resource departments and corporate diversity programs to place new workers. LOFT also houses the LOFT Innovation branch, the technology and computer programming program, with an office located in Los Angeles, CA.[4]
  • the Hispanic Heritage Awards, founded in 1987[5] as part of the first [5].Mundo Fox, and Telemundo, NBC In recent years, the awards ceremony has been televised on both [6]

Selected winners in each category include:

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External links

  • Official website
  • LOFT Innovation
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