The Hispanic Heritage Foundation
In the spirit of Hispanic Heritage month, it would be remiss of me not to discuss the Hispanic Heritage foundation, the focal point of this monthly celebration. Established in the year 1987 through Congress, the non-profit organization’s goal is to exponentially aid Latino Americans and provide leadership skills through several programs. Of those programs, the Latinos on Fast Track program stands out as it’s both a preparatory program for the workplace and a gateway into actual jobs, providing quality careers for minorities. It also covers a slew of awards that incentivizes Latin Americans for making strides in their lives.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation aims to utilize public platforms to promote awareness of campaigns and communal growth within Hispanic communities. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM as its commonly referred to, was a movement started by members of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation; the act itself would protect up to a projected 1.8 million undocumented citizens if it were to pass. Efforts are constantly being made by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation for the sake of the Latin community and it is important to be knowledgeable about the societal struggles that immigrants are facing today. ~F. Rivera
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