HISPANIC ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR
AS OF MARCH/APRIL 2017
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Universidad YA! SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR HISPANIC COLLEGE-BOUND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS. DEADLINE MARCH 31st 2017.
The Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis is calling for applicants for its Universidad YA! Scholarship Program which is offered in partnership with Anheuser-Busch Company, to support higher educational opportunities for high school senior Hispanic students in the St. Louis Region. This Universidad YA! Scholarship is need-based and a one-year, non-renewable scholarship. This scholarship is not for International Students holding a Student F1, J1 or any other Student Visa. Open to citizens, permanent residents and DACA students. Deadline March 31st 2017. Universidad YA! offers 5 scholarships of $1,000,00 each.
-Be a Hispanic high school senior student entering college in the fall following the scholarship application.
-Have achieved a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.
-Plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit institution of higher education in the United States.
-Plan to enroll in at least three credits each semester.
-Be a resident of the St. Louis metropolitan area which includes: St. Louis city, the Missouri counties of St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, Washington, or Warren, and the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, or St. Clair.
-Have at least one parent of Hispanic descent.
Scholarship funds must be used for college educational expenses, as the recipient deems necessary. Scholarship funds are intended for the upcoming academic year.
For additional information, please contact [email protected] or to download the application and mail it visit www.hispanicartscouncilstl.org. For online applications, open a free account at https://stlouisgraduates.org and visit:
Required are two letters of recommendation as well as an essay. Deadline March 31st 2017.
THE JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOR LOW INCOME HIGH PERFORMING 7TH GRADERS TO PREPARE FOR COLLEGE CALLS FOR APPLICATION. DEADLINE APRIL 5TH AT NOON, 2017.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program for low income high-performing 7th graders to prepare for college all the way through high school!
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation enables high-ability middle and high school students with financial need to realize their full academic potential. Through the Young Scholars Program, the Foundation has to date supported over 800 students from across the nation, providing them with individualized educational advising combined with comprehensive financial support from the 8th grade through high school.
From eighth grade through senior high of school, Young Scholars receive the following support from the Cooke Foundation:
-a personal academic and college counselor
-funding for academic and enrichment programs in the summer and during the school year
-internship and study abroad opportunities
-educational resources including books and technology
For more information or applications, visit: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/young-scholars/
The Young Scholars Program is a national scholarship with students representing every region and attending school in rural, urban and suburban communities. The application is now open. All materials must be submitted by the deadline on April 5, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST.
Thank you to Anheuser-Busch, The Sheldon and to the Chucho Valdes & Joe Lovano Quintet for a night of Latin jazz celebration in front of an almost full house on Saturday November 12 at The Sheldon. Beautiful concert and amazing music! Thank you to the St. Louis audience for your support!
In the picture, from left to right: Mr. Paul Reuter, Excecutive Director of The Sheldon; Ms. Sandra Knight, HAC Board Member; Mr. Jeffrey Schneider, HAC Board Member, Mr. Gustavo Arango, HAC Board Member, Ms. Virginia Braxs HAC President; Mr. Chucho Valdes & Mr. Joe Lovano, Mrs. Maria Paz Santelices, HAC Board Member. Picture taken in the green room backstage after the concert.
Picture by Ray Marklin
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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.
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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.
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
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.