January 2021 Newsletter

By: HFSV September 27, 2021

Message from the CEO

In case you missed our last CEO message, Ron Gonzales recaps 2020 and looks forward to 2021. Not only did our Latino families complete STEM and education programs, but they also did it during a global pandemic. Despite all of the challenges of COVID-19, our Latino parents were there to persevere for their children. The interviews we conducted during our Latinx Scholar Chats were inspirational and served as a reminder that there are many Latinx students in the hi-tech employment pipeline and there are many more coming! Please be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and give our videos a thumbs up. It helps us expand our reach beyond our region.

Ron Gonzales meets the new scholar cohort of 2020

In the past month, we met the second cohort of the 2020 Latinos in Technology Scholars made up of 84 Latinx students. With more than 80% being first-generation college students, we were thrilled to see our newest cohorts elevate their families, relatives, and loved ones by pursuing a career in STEM.

Applications for the Latinos in Technology Scholarship are now open! The deadline to apply is Friday, March 19, 2021. Be sure to share the following link with anyone you think may benefit from our scholarship.

Hispanic Foundation College Success Center

We are so proud of the 1,296 Latino families that completed a class provided by the Hispanic Foundation College Success Center in spite of all the challenges last year brought us.

Some of our accomplishments this year include:

  • 502 parents graduated from 18 virtual Parent Engagement Academies.
  • 109 middle schoolers completed 8 virtual sessions of Girls Who Code.
  • We collaborated with 12 nonprofit partners, 23 school districts, and 40 different schools

We are currently working on six Girls Who Code clubs, three Family Engagement Institute classes, three Latinx Speaker Series, two Parent Education Academies, two Latino Board Leadership Academies, and our signature event, the 32nd Hispanic Foundation Ball is scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021. Please make sure you follow us on social media and stay close to your email.