Hispanic Arts, Culture & Education 

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis

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HISPANIC ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR 

FOR JUNE 2017

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The HCC STL Foundation will hold its 11th Annual HCC STL Foundation Charity Golf Classic on Thursday, September 14th, 2017. Please join us for a great day of golf for a good cause. The golf tournament will be held at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park, at 6141 Lagoon Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112 and will include lunch, dinner, raffles and a silent auction.

We encourage you to consider being a tournament sponsor and help us provide training and services for Hispanics in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. This is the primary fund-raiser for the HCC STL Foundation, which funds leadership training programs and scholarships. SEE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS BELOW! 

For sponsorship and ticket information please visit our website, or contact Karlos Ramirez at [email protected].

THE HCC WILL OFFER THE HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE TO TRAIN HISPANIC PROFESSIONALS ON FOR-PROFIT & NON-PROFIT MANAGEMENT SKILLS IN 9 SESSIONS. THE INSTITUTE STARTS ON SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2017.


The Hispanic Leadership Institute sponsored by Centene is a skills-based leadership training program targeted at Hispanic professionals. The Institute will consist of nine training sessions conducted once a month, each focused on a particular skill set for the developing leader. The Hispanic Leadership Institute will train Hispanic professionals on for-profit and non-profit management skills and network development within the St. Louis business community. In addition to their leadership training, participants will be encouraged to give back to the St. Louis region through community involvement.

Applications are now open. Class VII will begin in October of 2017. Interested applicants should email their application to Vanessa Garcia at [email protected]

For applications, visit:

https://www.hccstl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HLI-Class-VII-Application-web.pdf 


For questions or additional information, please contact Vanessa Garcia at [email protected] For sponsorship questions, please contact Karlos Ramirez at [email protected] HLI program participants will be announced to the public, including sponsors, on September 8, 2017.


NPower OFFERS FREE IT (Technology) TRAINING & CERTIFICATION FOR UNDERSERVED YOUNG ADULTS (18 TO 25 YEAR OLD) FOLLOWED BY A PAID INTERNSHIP!


A new non profit in St. Louis, NPower, helps underserved St. Louis youth who opt for short training before going into the workforce to achieve their goals. NPower had their Ribbon cutting ceremony and was featured on Fox news: http://fox2now.com/…/world-wide-technologies-partners-with…/ This event sparked so much excitement as so many corporations and non for profits have offered valuable partnerships to assist students to find paid internships and jobs after their training.

The first class started in January and now NPower is enrolling for the next class beginning in July 2017.

NPower is a FREE Work Force development training program.
WHO: this program is for young adults 18-25 across the greater St. Louis area who have a High School degree or equivalent.

WHAT: 22 week long, intensive IT workforce training program where students will earn a Comp TIA A + certification, ( which includes a 7 week paid internship and career placement).

WHERE & WHEN: July will have two sessions 9 am-1 pm and 2 pm-6 pm. at Harris-Stowe State University and

HOW: Apply online at http://www.npower.org/Our-Locations/St-Louis.aspx. or call Marie Thorton at 314-735-2291 or email: [email protected]





HAC LATEST NEWS

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS HONORED PRESIDENT OF HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL VIRGINIA BRAXS WITH THE MBL 'SEAT 21' AWARD WHICH IS GIVEN TO A COMMUNITY LEADER WHO EMBODIES THE ROBERTO CLEMENTE'S HUMANITARIAN SPIRIT, WHILE AWARDING ALL STAR PLAYER ADAM WAINWRIGHT WITH THE NOMINATION FOR THE NATIONAL MBL 'ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD' ON SEPTEMBER 13th, 2016 DURING A PRE-GAME CEREMONY.


ST. LOUIS (News release) – This year, Major League Baseball has designated a seat in each ballpark, known as SEAT 21, to a well-known or local hero who embodies the humanitarian spirit of Roberto Clemente. Cardinals SEAT 21 Honoree, Virginia Braxs, currently serves as the President and Treasurer of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis (HAC). The Council is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting the excellence of the Hispanic culture through arts and education. Ms. Braxs has dedicated her life to providing opportunities for the Hispanic community through her work at the Hispanic Arts Council and has been an ambassador to the Hispanic Community for the Cardinals since 2013. Ms. Braxs was recognized alongside Wainwright during the Sept 13tht’s ceremony before the game against the Chicago Cubs.


Pitcher Adam Wainwright was named the St. Louis Cardinals 2016 nominee for the prestigious national Roberto Clemente Award in the same on-field ceremony. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. It is the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB. Through his charitable foundation, Big League Impact, Wainwright has raised more than $1 million to help provide basic needs for individuals in St. Louis and around the world. Previous Cardinals to win the Roberto Clemente Award include Carlos Beltran (2013), Albert Pujols (2008), Ozzie Smith (1995), and Lou Brock (1975).





THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS AWARDED ITS ANNUAL ON MAY 2ND, 2016 THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL AWARDED ITS ANNUAL 'JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIPS' ON MAY 2ND, 2016, TO 5 LATINO COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS WHO WERE PART OF THE ANNUAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 'PUERTAS COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM. CONGRATULATIONS OF THE AWARDEES!


The HAC 'JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIP'  each year awards students of the Washington University 'PUERTAS PROGRAM COLLEGE PREP,' an outreach program serving the Hispanic community in south St. Louis. The award ceremony took place at Washington University in St. Louis.  HAC partnered with the WU program in  2007 to benefit Hispanic low income students who take the annual college prep program. The scholarship program takes its name from Dr. John F. Garganigo, former Professor of Latin American Literature at Wash Univ. Romance Languages & Literatures Department who is an advocate of social justice.  ANHEUSER-BUSCH CO. is the major sponsor of this scholarship funding. Awardees of the scholarship for 2016 are, Donovan Galindo, Xorge Hernandez, Naomi Carranza, Jaileny Gonzalez and Fabian Valenzuela. Picture from left to right, DR. Jeffrey Schneider, HAC Board member & Professor of the Puertas Program; Donovan Galindo who is a sophomore at Meramec Community College; Prof. Virginia Braxs, HAC President;  Mr. Gustavo Arango, HAC Board member and, on behalf of Xorge Hernandez his mother, Mrs. Hernandez received his award. Xorge will be attending St. Louis University in the fall of 2016; Naomi Carranza, a sophomore at Meramec Community College is pursuing a degree in Nursing; and not able to attend, Jaileny Gonzalez attending SIUE and Fabian Valenzuela attending Meramec Community College also were awarded the scholarships. HAC congratulates all the awardees!


AWARDEES OF THE 'UNIVERSIDAD YA!' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HONORED AT A CEREMONY BY THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS AT ANHEUSER-BUSCH HEADQUARTERS ON JULY 6TH, 2015! CONGRATULATIONS!!!




Pictures: from left to right: Maria Guadalupe Acosta, Daniela Hinojosa, the President of the Hispanic Arts Council Ms. Virginia Braxs, Mr. Gonzalez accepting for her daughter Ms. Vanessa Gonzalez, Mrs. Patricia Heltmeyer accepting for Luisa Castaneda and Ms. Fatima Arabia.



CARDINALS CARE AND TSUNAMI WAVES, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS,  SPONSORED A  LATINO KIDS VISIT WITH CARDINALS ALL STAR PLAYER CARLOS MARTINEZ AND TREATED THEM WITH TICKETS TO THE GAME ON JULY 6TH, 2016, A VISIT TO THE FIELD, A PRE-GAME PRACTICE AND HOT DOGS AND SODAS. A REAL TREAT! 


The Hispanic Arts Council, Cardinals Care and Tsunami Waves, a program sponsored by Panamenian all star Cardinals player Carlos Martinez, hosted a day at the Ballpark for Latino kids in St. Louis on July 6th 2016. Carlos treated us with tickets for the game, a visit to the field and sodas, hot dogs and chips. Generous and gracious Carlos took the time to greet all the kids and their parents at the dougout, gave us T-Shirts, patiently signed authographs, chatted with the kids, took pictures with everybody and went twice to look for baseballs to sign for all the kids! THANK YOU CARLOS FOR YOUR TIME, GENEROSITY AND FOR CARING ABOUT THE KIDS.


See more pictures in our Photo Gallery clicking HERE!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

DO YOU WANT TO PLAN A WEEKEND? LOOKING FOR HISPANIC MUSIC CONCERTS, ART OR CULTURAL EVENTS IN ADVANCE?   CLICK HERE! CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY 2014 CALENDAR 


EXPLORE OTHER ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS IN ST. LOUIS THROUGH THE REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION FREE CALENDAR VISITINGhttp://racstl.org/events/ OR DOWNLOAD  THE 'STLArts' FREE APP FOR YOUR MOBILE PHONE OR TABLET.

RECURRENT EVENTS

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/


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:

Brentwood, Bridgeton, Clayton, Creve Coeur and Manchester. 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.



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. Louisat 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. 



HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

TAKE A LOOK AT THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS UPDATED LIST OF NOVEMBER DEADLINE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, UNDERGRADUATE AND COLLEGE STUDENTS. DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE, APPLY TODAY AND GET MONEY FOR COLLEGE!  CLICK HERE!


THE PARKWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE FREE CLASSES FOR ADULTS IN SEVERAL SITES OF THE CITY. REGISTRATION IS OPEN THIS WEEK AND ALL YEAR ROUND.


The Parkway adult education & literacy offers free English as a second language classes for adults, 17 years or older. Learn English in a friendly atmosphere through: conversation, pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing. Also Citizenship, American customs, GED and TOEFL classes are offered as well. Registration is open all year round. ESL classes are offered in different venues this fall: Clayton High School, Faith Baptist Church, Manchester United Methodist Church, Mers-Goodwill, and Fern Ridge High School. For class schedule CLICK HERE, for directions CLICK HERE and more information, call  314-415-4940 or visit 

http://www.parkwayschools.net/pages/ParkwayC2/Programs_Depts/Programs__G_/Adult_Education___Literacy/English_as_a_Second_Language__



FREE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR ADULT IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY IN ST. CHARLES, AND CITIES OF WENTZVILLE AND TROY, REGISTRATION OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND. SEE BELOW INFORMATION.


FREE ESL classes for the adult immigrant community will start very soon. Please, share the information below with your community. Adult Students have to enroll in the program before the student starts classes again, please see below the opening schedule at all sites. Registration is now four (4) full hours. Registration will start at 9:00am or 5:30pm - Students will not be accepted after 9:00am or 5:30pm. Plan in registration for 4 full hours.

This year the attendance policy will be enforced and strict. Please, come and register ONLY if you can come to class every week for at least a full semester. If you cannot come to class weekly, if you are not sure about your schedule, please DO NOT register! If you miss one class without notifying your teacher or without a medical certificate, you will not be accepted into the program again.


Please, inform your contacts, relatives, friends and community about these FREE ESL programs.