November 2020 Newsletter

By: HFSV September 27, 2021

Message from CEO

In spite of all the major issues we’ve dealt with in 2020, the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley continues to stay the course and dedicated to improving the quality of life for Silicon Valley Latino families. We are grateful for the financial support we have received from contributors like you. We are determined to finish 2020 with even more success. View our full article to learn how you can help.

Please join the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley on December 1 for Giving Tuesday. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that kicks off our end of the year give campaign. Please donate on Giving Tuesday via our Facebook page here for a chance to have your donation matched. Your donation supports all the programs you see below.

Latinos in Technology

Ron Gonzales meets the new scholarship cohort of 2020

Earlier this month, the Hispanic Foundation welcomed 95 Latinos in Technology Scholarship recipients to meet with Ron Gonzales, our President & CEO. In December, we will meet our second cohort of 2020 made up of 84 Latinx students. With more than 80% being first-generation college students, we are 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 open in January. More details hereHere you can see the Latest Latinos in Technology report.

Latinx Scholar Chat – Oscar Balvaneda

Be sure to watch our latest Latinx Scholar Chat with Oscar Balvaneda, a first-generation college graduate who recently landed a job at KLA as a product engineer. As the oldest of four in his family, the first to go to college, and a Latino in tech, Oscar sets forth a great guide on how to lead by example.Watch Full Video

Hispanic Foundation College Success Center

Parent Education Academy Graduation: Congratulations to the 51 Hillsdale High School and the 47 Silver Creek High School parent graduates from our virtual PIQE program! We are proud to support another amazing cohort of parent leaders in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.We currently have Parent Education programs set to end in December over at Ravenswood Middle School, KIPP Parent Network, and Breakthrough Silicon Valley. Stay tuned for more!

El Noticiero Digital del la Fundacion Hispana – Vol 2

Our digital newsletter in Spanish is dedicated to our Spanish speaking parents. The second edition provides the latest and greatest about the Hispanic Foundation’s education programs and resources. Please consider sharing this article with those who may benefit.Read Full Article

Familias Unidas – Science is Elementary

Our Redwood City students received science experiments in their activity kits provided by our partners from United through Education – Familias Unidas and Science is Elementary. We were thrilled to see parents engaging in their child’s science experiments.Here is a video of some of those experiments! View Full Video