Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis
PROMOTING THE EXCELLENCE OF THE HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH ARTS & EDUCATION!
CARLOS BELTRÁN TO OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL HISPANIC STUDENTS THROUGH THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS!
The Hispanic Arts Council is pleased to announce its partnership with St. Louis Cardinals All-Star Outfielder, Mr. Carlos Iván Beltrán to create the CARLOS BELTRÁN SCHOLARSHIP on this month of June, 2013 to benefit underprivileged Hispanic high school college bound students in St. Louis, MO and surrounding areas.
The CARLOS BELTRÁN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM aims to support aspiring Hispanic youth in their senior year of high school to advance their college studies. The scholarship will award effort, hard work, responsibility and individual academic merits to Hispanic students who are admitted to accredited institutions of higher learning, community colleges or four year colleges and universities in the U.S. For the purpose of the scholarship and to qualify, at least one of the applicant’s grandparents must have been Hispanic. The CARLOS BELTRÁN SCHOLARSHIP is funded through Mr. Carlos Beltrán’s generous private donations to the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis’ Carlos Beltrán Scholarship Fund.
“Jessica and I feel very blessed to give back to the Hispanic students of St. Louis,” said Mr. Beltran. “Education and opportunity are extremely important to us, and we’ve been able to see the positive impact created with the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy in Puerto Rico. Now, to have the opportunity to help these kids locally, with the assistance of Professor Braxs and the Hispanic Arts Council, we couldn’t be more excited to make an impact in the community that has welcomed us with open arms.”
The CARLOS BELTRÁN SCHOLARSHIP is named after Mr. Carlos Beltrán, and through the Carlos Beltrán Scholarship Program we want to honor his commitment to education, his excellence as a professional baseball player, his social consciousness, his strong support of the Hispanic community as well as his love and dedication to improve the lives of Hispanic youth, either in his native Puerto Rico or throughout the United States.
The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis will nominate a scholarship committee with members of the board, which along with Carlos and Jessica Beltrán will form the scholarship committee in order to evaluate applications and select the winners. The Carlos Beltrán Scholarship will be awarded for the 2013-14 academic year in a pregame Ceremony on Saturday, August 10th at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
The purpose of the CARLOS BELTRÁN SCHOLARSHIP of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis, a 501 c 3 tax exempt not-for-profit corporation, is to promote and advance the college education of underprivileged Hispanic youth of the St. Louis area. The scholarship will award effort, hard work, responsibility and individual academic merits to those Hispanic students who have completed high school studies in the U.S and whose goal is to continue their college education showing effort and commitment, and performing well academically. For the purpose of the scholarship and to qualify, at least one of the applicant’s grandparents must have been Hispanic.
The CARLOS BELTRÁN SCHOLARSHIP will award eight (8) scholarships of $2,500.00 each, four (4) merit-based scholarships and four (4) need-based scholarships. The Carlos Beltrán Scholarship will be offered for application from June 15th until July 26th 2013, to those Hispanic students who complete high school and are admitted to accredited institutions of higher learning, colleges or universities in the U.S. and would like to continue their college education showing effort and commitment, and performing well academically. For that purpose, two types of scholarships will be awarded to Hispanic students:
1-The merit-based scholarship recognizes a college bound high school student’s academic achievement (3.0/4.0 GPA is required minimum).
2-The need-based scholarship addresses financial need for college bound high school students (2.3/4.0 GPA is required minimum).
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION CLICKING HERE
For more information, contact Ms. Virginia Braxs, President, at 314-863-0570.
For media inquiries, contact Mr. Josh Goldberg at 310-435-9212.
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD CALLS FOR HISPANIC INDIVIDUALS IN THE ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY WITHOUT SCIENCE BACKGROUND TO JOIN THE BOARD
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Are you interested in how you could contribute to the progress of research which may ultimately affect members of our community? Are you interested in staying up to date on breakthrough medical research? Consider joining Washington University’s Institutional Review Board, a committee made up of individuals both with and without science backgrounds, as well as community members. The IRB is currently in need of community members without a scientific background, and with no affiliation to Washington University or Barnes Hospital. The IRB is looking for someone with a vested interest in their local community and who is familiar with issues facing St. Louis City and County Hispanic residents.
The IRB is a volunteer committee made up of individuals both with and without science backgrounds, as well as community members that review research proposals and deliver a determination. The IRB's mission is to oversee the ethical conduct of research that involves human participants. To do this, the committee needs perspectives from individuals who do *not* have medical or scientific professional backgrounds or experiences. As a community member, they would provide perspectives similar to those who volunteer from the community to participate in research. They would also provide a balanced outlook on what a research participant should expect to encounter, and what the research should address in order to protect the participants. Download the information brochure HERE.
If interested, please contact Nikki Koehnemann at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ST LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER IS OFFERING A FREE 'SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM' FROM 10AM TO 12PM FOR A DAY OR A WEEK OPEN TO SCHOOLS OR COMMUNITY GROUPS
This FREE program is for children ages 5 and up and open to all schools and community groups. During the 8 week program (June 17th - August 1st), offered to groups for a day or a week from 10am to 12pm, children participate in a variety of fun hands on activities while learning the importance of science. The science program also offers free lunch and special discounts on Omnimax movies and special exhibits at the Science Center when you book a day or a week. Come out and enjoy Summertime Science with the Saint Louis Science Center! For more information download the flier HERE and registration form HERE. To apply, please, complete the registration form and email or fax it to Mr. Kevin Griffin, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or 314.535.0104. For more information, questions or concerns email or call Mr. Griffin at 314.286.4620.
The Hispanic Leaders Group of Greater St. Louis (HLG), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is offering scholarships of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to students that meet its qualifications. The scholarships include: one merit based scholarship to a college/university student seeking his/her first higher education degree; one financial need based scholarship to a college/university student seeking his/her first higher education degree; one scholarship to a student at a vocational or trade school.
The scholarship applications must be received no later than June 30, 2013.
The Scholarship Committee of the HLG is responsible for overseeing the program. The independent Scholarship Evaluation Council will screen and select the Hispanics that will be awarded the scholarships. Members of the HLG cannot be members of the Scholarship Evaluation Council. Application forms for these scholarships can be requested by writing to The Hispanic Leaders Group at PO BOX 838, St. Louis, Mo 63188 or by contacting Pendy Trujillo at 314-805-9887 or via email at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE IN ENGLISH HERE OR EN ESPANOL AQUI!
The Mission of the Hispanic Leaders Group of Greater St. Louis is to be a representative, strong, and supportive voice of the Hispanic community in the regional St. Louis area, by keeping informed and abreast of local and national issues that impact the Hispanic community, to promote views on issues to help in the development of a harmonious and diverse St. Louis community.
THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ST. LOUIS FOUNDATION & THE GONZALEZ COMPANIES CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP OFFER THEIR 2013 SCHOLARSHIPS, DEADLINE JUNE EVERY YEAR.
Three scholarships will be awarded.
1. Incoming Freshman. This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who will be attending college in the fall. For scholarship details please review the scholarship clicking here: Undergraduate Scholarship Application
2. Current undergraduate Hispanic Student. This scholarship will be awarded to a current Hispanic college student. For scholarship details please review the scholarship clicking here: Undergraduate Hispanic Student
3. Current undergraduate Minority Student. This scholarship will be awarded to a current Minority college student. For scholarship details please review the scholarship cliking here: Undergraduate Minority Student. * For frequently asked questions please click here. For more information, visit the HCC STL Foundation at: http://www.hccstl.com/resources/ScholarshipOpportunities.aspx or email Mr. Karlos Ramirez at <email@example.com>.
THE SOCIEDAD CULTURAL MEXICANA ANNOUNCES ITS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2013, DEADLINE IS JULY 31st. 2013.
The Sociedad Cultural Mexicana de Saint Louis (SCMSTL) is currently accepting applications for the 2013 scholarships. SCMSTL was founded to promote the education of all students, as well as to contribute to U.S. – Mexican relations, cultural exchanges, and development of leadership. A percentage of the money raised for 2013 has been ear-marked for scholarships with a minimum of at least one $500.00 scholarship. Distribution of funds will be determined at a later date.
A. What I hope to accomplish in my field of study to develop leadership
B. What it is to be a Latino in this times and how do I represent my culture.
Note: In writing your
essay, please give specific examples to clarify your ideas. Entries will be
judged on creativity, content, clarity, and organization. Entries must reflect
the contestant’s own research, writing, and original thinking.
Limit: Two type-written pages (8½ x 11, double-spaced) in English. Font must be 12 point Times New Roman or Arial.
DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION
All required documents including letters of recommendations must be received by July 31st, 2013 by email sent to the chair listed below. This year’s recipients will be announced and notified at the Independence Gala Dinner/Show. Submission of the material should be emailed to Ms. Gabriela Cornelius, President, SCMSTL Scholarship Committee:
THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY & CITY OF ST. LOUIS INVITE THE COMMUNITY TO ITS 'IMMIGRATION & INNOVATION CONFERENCE' ON JUNE 27 FROM 7:30 TO 10AM AT THE DANFORTH PLANT SCIENCE CENTER!
Each summer the St. Louis County and City of St. Louis host a conference on how to grow our regional economy. This year, hear how leaders plan to make the St. Louis region the fastest growing area for immigration by 2020 and how immigration initiatives can jumpstart our economic growth. The Immigration & Innovation Conference will take place on Thursday June 27th from 7:30am to 10am at the Danforth Plant Science Center. Continental Breakfast will be served at 7:30am and the program will begin at 8am. At 9:30am there will be a Q&A session. Sponsored by Danforth Plant Science Center, Immigration & Innovation Steering Committee and the World Trade Center of St. Louis. Fee is $25.00 per person. Reservations are accepted at www.WorldTradeCenter-STL.com by June 24th, 2013. The Danforth Plant Science Center is located at 975 North Warson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63132. For more information, please, contact Ms. Elizabeth Cohen at
GITANA PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:
'¡Soy Yo! An Afro-Latina Suite' A PLAY WRITTEN BY MARIAH RICHARDSON, FROM JUNE 28 TO JULY 14 AT THE KRANZBERG ARTS CENTER.
Written by Mariah Richardson for Gitana Productions and Directed by Vivian Anderson Watt, 'SoY Yo! (I am Me) An Afro-Latina Suite' is a rich note in the symphony of the world of being black and Latina in the US today. The play provides a glimpse of the struggles, the joys, the challenges, the beauty, and the triumphs of mixed identity. Take a journey through time with Promise and her ancestors to get a glimpse into her path of struggle, joy, beauty and triumph of mixed identity in a changing America. An evening filled with rhythm and dance.
Playwright Mariah Richardson received her BA in Communications from the University of New Mexico and an MFA from Smith College in Playwriting. In 2007, Metro Theater Company commissioned her to write Delilah's Wish that won a Kevin Kline Award in 2011 and was published by Dramatic Publishing.
The play will be shown from June 28-July 14, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM & Sunday Matinee at 3:00 PM at the Kranzberg Arts Center in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Building (Grand Center), located at 501 N. Grand 63103. Tickets are $25 regular, $20 students & seniors (Group Rates available for groups of 15 or more). Tickets can be purchased and received in the mail before June 20th, by calling 314-721-6556 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Credit card purchases can be made through Eventbrite or you can purchase tikets at the Box Office, provided availability. Te make sure there are available tickets for specific days at the box office, call Gitana at 314-721-6556. Visit Gitana website at http://www.gitana-inc.org/ for more information.
Picture below: cast of 'Soy Yo!'
CARIBEEAN NIGHT CRUISE ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ABOARD OF THE TOM SAWYER RIVERBOAT FOR 3 HRS. ON SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 AT 7PM.
Almas del Ritmo & Los Flacos Productions present a three hour Caribeean Night Cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Tom Sawyer Riverboat, on Saturday, June 22, 2013, boarding at 7pm. Caribeean Night Cruise will be an unforgettable night on the historic Tom Sawyer Riverboat while cruising the Mississippi River and dancing to the tropical beats of Salsa, Bachata and Merengue! Come dressed to impress in white to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the St. Louis skyline!
Tickets include a 3 hour Boat Cruise, a Salsa Party Aboard Riverboat, appetizers, entry to After-Party at Coco Cabana Club with Dancing Until 1:15am. A Cash Bar will also be available during the cruise. Boarding will be at 7 PM next to the Arch. The cruise departs at 7:15 PM. Tickets are $35 pre-sale and $40 at the door. For more information or tickets, visit www.stlsalsacongress.com or buy tickets at La Tropicana Market as well, located at 5001 Lindenwood, St. Louis, MO 63109, or call314-353-7328.
THE HISPANIC FESTIVAL INC. PRESENTS 'FIESTA IN FLORISSANT'ON JUNE 22 & 23, 2013 FROM 10AM TO 10PM AT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PARK IN FLORISSANT.
The Hispanic Festival, Inc. of Greater St. Louis presents “Fiesta in Florissant” at the Knights of Columbus Park, located in Florissant near the corner of Washington and Lindbergh. The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday – June 22 & June 23, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Plans for this year’s festival include continuous music and entertainment, featuring Hispanic Cultural groups. Other attractions include folk arts and crafts, a children’s pavilion, exotic petting zoo, and information booths from several cultural organizations and government agencies to acquaint the public with their programs and services.
We invite the entire St. Louis community to come and share in this festive weekend celebration of fun and fiesta for the whole family. Admission is free. For more information contact Hispanic Festival, Inc. at 314-837-6100 or email at <email@example.com> or visit www.hispanicfestivalstl.com.
PRESIDENT OF THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS, MS. VIRGINIA BRAXS , RECEIVED THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2013 'ADELANTE CIVIC AWARD OF THE YEAR' ON APRIL 26th, 2013.
Read more and see pictures in our Photo Gallery.
The new initiative of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis'to empower Latino youth to complete high school & to provide access to higher education regardless of their legal status' (click here)
Picture: Hispanic Arts Council John F. Garganigo Scholarship Awards 2013
Films, Documentaries, Academic Articles, TV & Radio Programs on Latin America & Hispanics in the U.S.
Read serious academic articles on Hispanics in the U.S., listen to NPR & BBC programs, watch online videos, explore a list of films & documentaries, watch interviews of Hispanic leaders in the U.S. from PBS, HBO, CNN and other serious sources, & learn more on diversity in America. Explore our new section 'INFORMATIONAL MATERIAL' under the 'NEWS' top menu of our homepage! Click HERE to read more about it.
CASA DE SALUD OFFERS FREE NUTRITION & HEALTHY COOKING CLASSES FIRST THURSDAYS OF EACH MONTH FROM 6-8PM.
Casa de Salud offers a nutrition & healthy cooking class every first Thursday of each month at the Department of Diet & Nutrition at St. Louis University. Come and learn how to prepare two healthy recipies each class. Participants meet at Casa de Salud at 5:30pm and from their they go to SLU Department of Diet and Nutrition for the class. Classes run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Kids are welcome and they are giving activities to keep them entertained.
THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS:
SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
Every Tuesday, a bilingual SMALL BUSINESS MENTOR is available by appointment at 314-664-4432 to answer questions about your small business issues or to assist with business start-up. Mentors are provided by SCORE and sponsored by the US Small Business Administration. For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis at 3611 South Grand Blvd. Suite 105 St. Louis, MO 63118. Phone: 314-664-4432. Se Habla Español.
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE
Join the HCC Tuesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Business to Business Roundtable, where business owners and entrepreneurs can come and make connections and find new outlets for their services. The roundtable is looking for people who are in the construction, real estate, and IT industry. For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis at 3611 South Grand Blvd. Suite 105 St. Louis, MO 63118. Phone: 314-664-4432 . Se Habla Español.
THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS PRESENTS THE 2013 MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL FORUM: LUNCH & LEARN. THIS MONTH, ON JUNE 12th ON 'CREATING ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGHTOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION'
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis presents the free '2013 Monthly Educational Forum: Lunch & Learn' , which will be from 11:30am to 1pm at the Centene Technology Center located at 3611 S. Grand Blvd. Suite 105, St. Louis 63118. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE. Reservations are required.
NEXT FORUM: April 10th.
For more information or registration, contact the HCC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-664-4432.
AMISTAD HISPANOHABLANTE, AN INFORMAL & OPEN SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP, INVITES YOU ON MAY 15th & 29th TO JOIN THEM JUST TO PRACTICE SPANISH IN A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE, AT 7:30PM AT CHEVY'S ON OLIVE WEST OF I-170.
Amistad Hispanohablante (Spanish Speaking Friendship) is an informal & open Spanish conversation group of native and non-native speakers of Spanish who meet informally every two Wednesdays at 7:30pm at Chevy's, located at 9119 Olive Street, west of HWY I-170 in St. Louis. The club have been meeting since 1990 to have some drinks, snacks and talk informally in Spanish for the joy of it! No invitation required and all ages welcome! For more information, visit the club's site at http://www.ese.wustl.edu/~mukai/pers/Amistad/ or contact Mr. Hiro Mukai at email@example.com