Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis
PROMOTING THE EXCELLENCE OF THE HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH ARTS & EDUCATION!
2014 WEBINAR DATES FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT 101 IN SPANISH! TWICE MONTHLY ON TUESDAYS AT 3PM CENTRAL TIME. STARTS AUGUST 5TH, 2014.
Health care continues to be an important issue for small business owners. The Small Business Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, and Small Business Majority are committed to helping businesses navigate the changes and opportunities in health care through the Affordable Care Act 101 webinar series.
Twice monthly, small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in small business health insurance marketplaces. Other topics discussed include insurance reforms, the small business health care tax credit, and employer shared responsibility provisions. SBA, HHS, and SBM representatives help small business owners understand the facts of the Affordable Care Act so they can make informed decisions about providing health insurance for their employees.
The Affordable Care Act 101 in Spanish takes place every other Tuesday at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT. Below are the registration links for upcoming presentations.
· August 5, 2014 Click to Register
· August 19, 2014 Click to Register
· September 9, 2014 Click to Register
· September 23, 2014 Click to Register
· October 7, 2014 Click to Register
· October 21, 2014 Click to Register
· November 4, 2014 Click to Register
For more information on how the new health care law affects small businesses, check out www.business.usa.gov/healthcare.
PARKWAY AREA ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY OFFERS FREE ESL CLASSES (ENGLISH CLASSES) FOR ADULTS AT DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN CERTAIN DISTRICT AREAS. PLEASE, CHECK THEIR SCHEDULE AND ADDRESSES BELOW!
Parkway Area Adult Education and Literacy offers over 30 free ESL classes for adults. Classes are held at the main center, and several churches and schools located in our district area:
· Creve Coeur
Classes serve beginning, intermediate and advanced students. There is an emphasis in all classes on life skills. We also teach reading, writing, conversation, idioms, and citizenship preparation. Classes are morning, afternoon and evening classes Monday throughFriday. Registration and testing for placement takes about three hours and must be completed before students begin class. For class schedule information, directions or additional questions, please call Parkway Adult Education and Literacy at 314-415-4940 or please visit our website. We will be glad to talk to you about classes for yourself or a friend or family member.
The Festival of Nations will take place at Tower Grove Park on Saturday, August 23 from 10am to 7pm & on Sunday, August 24, from 10am to 6pm. The festival is the region’s premier multicultural celebration, featuring over 40 ethnic food booths, non-stop dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world. Admission is Free!
Tower Grove Park is located near Grand and Arsenal on the City's South Side, only steps away from St. Louis' famed International District! A Shuttle service will provide complimentary rides on designated routes during opening hours. Parking is available in the park and at lots and streets in surrounding neighborhoods. For more information, visit http://www.festivalofnationsstl.org/
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SEARCH FOR SCHOLARSHIP MONEY AT THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP CALENDAR WITH DOZENS OF NEW SCHOLARSHIPS JUST UPDATED FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014 DEADLINE! GET MONEY FOR COLLEGE EVERY MONTH FOR DACA AND AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS!
Go to www.hispanicartscouncilstl.org and click on SCHOLARSHIPS on the upper menu and then on 'Scholarship Calendar' months of AUGUST to see all the available scholarships. Take advantage of this month by month scholarship calendar, constantly being updated. Get money for college!
THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LAMBDA THETA NU SORORITY INC., CALLS FOR HISPANIC COLLEGE FEMALE STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR THE 2014 LAMBDA THETA NU SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. DEADLINE IS AUGUST 15TH, 2014!
The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis, in partnership calls for Hispanic female college students to apply to the 2014 Lambda Theta Nu Scholarship. The 2014 Lambda Theta Nu Scholarship is offered as a onetime scholarship by the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis, in partnership with the national organization Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc dedicated to support Latinas in college. The scholarship program will benefit students on merit requiring a minimum 3.0 GPA and on financial need, requiring a minimum 2.5 GPA.
The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis was awarded a grant for these scholarships through the Tijeras Grant Program, which is awarded to a non-profit organization that addresses educational opportunities for Latino/as. We are grateful to Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. for its generosity. The goal of this scholarship program is to benefit 5 Hispanic female college students with $1,000.00 scholarship each to further their college studies.
1. Applicant must be a Hispanic female student currently attending an accredited non-profit higher education institution in the U.S., such as a four year college, a community college or a trade/technical college;
2. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA;
3. Applicant must be already attending a higher education institution, either part-time or full-time. High school graduates starting in the fall of 2014 CANNOT APPLY;
4. Applicant must be enrolled in at least three credits each semester;
5. Applicant must be a resident of the St. Louis area, Missouri; and,
6. Applicant must be Hispanic and have at least one grandparent of Hispanic descent.
TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION IN WORD FORMAT TO BE EMAILED, PLEASE, CLICK HERE! . TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION IN PDF FORMAT TO BE MAILED, CLICK HERE! For more information, please, call HAC at 314-863-0570 or email at email@example.com.
THE MEXICAN CULTURAL SOCIETY IN ST LOUIS OFFERS ITS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO LATINO STUDENTS DEADLINE IS AUGUST 1ST.
The Mexican Cultural Society in St. Louis is offering its annual scholarships to Hispanic high school seniors entering college in Fall 2014 or Hispanic college students already attending an accredited college in Fall 2014. Scholarships required a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and the award amount varies being a minimum of $500 up to $1,500. To apply, DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION & REQUIREMENTS CLICKING HERE. Submission of application & required documentation must be done by email to Ms. Gloria Serrano Hansen at Gloria63367@gmail.com. For more information, please call Ms. Serrano Hansen at : (636) 795-8854
FREE SCHOLARSHIP COACH BOOKLET FROM SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA AVAILABLE AT HISPANICARTSCOUNCILSTL.ORG NOW!
As you and your family work to pay for college, you've probably learned that the scholarship search is a process that never ends -- there are always new opportunities, new awards and new criteria to learn about. Explore the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis to download your free Scholarship Coach Booklet and take a look to the Scholarship Calendar to see what is available for Latino students every month.
The Scholarship Coach, Volume 5 from Scholarship America now available! The new ebook includes advice on getting prepared, using your summer downtime productively, finding scholarships that match your unique passions, and more. TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE EBOOK, CLICK HERE! OR YOU CAN ALSO VISIT:
EXPLORE OTHER ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS IN ST. LOUIS THROUGH THE REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION FREE CALENDAR VISITING: http://racstl.org/events/ OR DOWNLOAD THE 'STLArts' FREE APP FOR YOUR MOBILE PHONE OR TABLET.
Like Universidad YA!
UNIVERSIDAD YA!/COLLEGE NOW! HIGHER EDUCATION INITIATIVE OF THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS WAS FEATURED IN THE NINE NETWORK VIDEO OF THE AMERICAN GRADUATE LATINO NEW SITE! TAKE A LOOK AT THE VIDEO IN SPANISH BELOW OR VISIT THE AMERICAN GRADUATE LATINO NEW SITE WITH INFORMATION IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH TO HELP YOUNG UNDESERVED LATINO STUDENTS TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL AND GET ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION.
PRESIDENT OF THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS RECEIVES 'ST. LOUIS 2014 WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT' AWARD ALONG WITH NINE MORE WOMEN IN ST. LOUIS DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE.
Virginia Braxs (Cultural Enrichment)
Through Virginia Braxs’ leadership, St. Louis has become a more inclusive, richer community, embracing more cultures in its increasingly diverse society.
Originally from Argentina, Braxs moved to St. Louis in 1988 to pursue her own higher education. And she has gone on to help countless others achieve their academic dreams. Braxs is a former faculty member at University of Missouri-St. Louis and Webster University, and a current professor of Spanish, Latin American art history, and medical Spanish and social work at Washington University. But her work extends far beyond the university walls. Through one after-school program, she and her Washington University students travel to South County twice a week to assist dozens of Latino kids with college preparation.
And with her role as president of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis, Braxs is promoting arts and education for the Latino culture even further. The group hosts cultural festivals, Hispanic concerts at The Sheldon Concert Hall and Latino art exhibits at The Sheldon Art Galleries to encourage inclusion and ethnic enrichment. In addition, the council’s higher education initiative, Universidad YA! (College NOW!), focuses on helping students and parents, who may not speak English, with college preparation, including a bilingual college fair each fall. “Education is the key to being able to contribute fully to society, so our goal is to empower Hispanic youth to be able to access higher education,” Braxs notes. “We are like the cultural bridge to empower the parents with the knowledge of the American education system, so they can help their kids.”
Braxs encourages the community to have an open mind to other cultures. “St. Louis has become a very diverse city very quickly, and knowledge is the best way to understand different ethnic groups, races, cultures and languages.” Attend a cultural festival or show, or contribute to a college scholarship fund for underserved Latino students, she says. “There’s always a way, if there is a will. If you elevate someone else, you are really elevating the whole community.” Visit www.woastl.org to read more about Ms. Braxs. The WOA organization will award the '2014 St. Louis Women of Achievement' award in a luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on May 15th. Tickets are available online at www.woastl.org.
Adapted from the Ladue News article on April 4th, 2014: http://www.laduenews.com/society/charities-nonprofits/the-class-of-women-of-achievement/article_f9d7e412-548a-5e15-8c47-c0fc21198845.html
THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF LATINA COLLEGE WOMEN 'LAMBDA THETA NU SORORITY, INC.' HAS AWARDED THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL THE 'TIJERAS GRANT' TO SUPPORT THE Universidad YA! PROJECTS ON LATINO HIGHER EDUCATION.
On Saturday March 8th, 2014, the national organization of Latina women 'Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. awarded the Tijeras Grant to the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis, to support the Universidad YA!/College NOW! Latino higher education projects. The Tijeras (scissors) Grant's mission is 'cutting through to enhance educational opportunities for Latinos' which fits perfectly with Universidad YA! higher education project to provide college access to undeserved Latino youth regardless their immigration status. The $14,000.00 Tijeras Grant will benefit HAC Hispanic College Fairs, will allow the creation of the 'HAC - Lambda Theta Nu Scholarship' for Latino college students & assist the Universidad YA! workshops, presentations and publication of bilingual booklets on the road to college access in the U.S. The Hispanic Arts Concil of St. Louis is honored, grateful and proud to have the support and partnership of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.
In the pictures, below, Lambda Theta Nu National Chair, Anaka Rivera, is presenting the Tijeras Grant big check to Ms. Virginia Braxs, President of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis. See the picture gallery of the event, CLICK HERE!
UNIVERSIDAD YA! OFFERED THE ROAD MAP TO COLLEGE WORKSHOP FOR 45 9-12 GRADE HIGH SCHOOL LATINO STUDENTS ON MARCH 6TH 2014 AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS. THANKS PATTONVILLE STUDENTS & STAFF FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!
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 sections under the 'MORE' top menu of our homepage! Click HERE for Films & Documentaries; Click HERE for TV & Radio Programs & Click HERE to read more about Academic Articles on Latinos in the U.S. Enjoy!
THE GROUP 'AMISTAD HISPANOHABLANTE' AN OPEN GROUP DEDICATED TO PRACTICE THE SPANISH LANGUAGE EVERY TWO WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH, INVITE EVERY ONE, WHO WOULD LIKE TO DO JUST THAT, TO JOIN THEM AT CHEVYS RESTAURANT ON OLIVE, WEST OF I-170. FOR MORE INFORMATION , SEE THE SCHEDULE AND WATCH PICTURES, VISIT: http://www.ese.wustl.edu/~mukai/pers/Amistad/
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.