ST. LOUIS HISPANIC CALENDAR
FOR MAY/JUNE 2019
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CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE 2019 HIGH SCHOOL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PROGRAM!
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce STL Foundation is seeking applications for the upcoming High School Hispanic Leadership Institute program. This program is for incoming 10th-12th grade high school students to develop leadership skills and give back to the St. Louis community. This year, the session will be held from Monday, June 17 – Saturday, June 22, 2019. Full tuition is available for accepted candidates. See in the picture above, the Class of 2018!
For more information and applications, visit: https://www.hccstl.com/high-school-hispanic-leadership-inst…
NBMBAA MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BUSINESS WITH DEADLINES IN MARCH, APRIL, MAY AND JUNE.
The National Black MBA Association is calling ALL COLLEGE BOUND, UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE MINORITY COLLEGE STUDENTS (Hispanic, African American and Asian students) to apply to business scholarships with partial or full tuition covered through the universities associated with the NBMBAA Collegiate Partnership Program.
The Collegiate Partnership Program brings real knowledge and resources, as well as exclusive opportunities, to our members. By becoming an NBMBAA® Member, you receive access to all the benefits of this program.
Visit the NBMBAA website to find more information or to apply for the scholarships at: https://nbmbaa.org/scholarships/
SHPE OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENGINEERING COLLEGE BOUND OR COLLEGE STUDENTS, DEADLINE JUNE30th.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers calls for applicants for its national scholarships for college bound or college students. Deadline June 30th 2019.
The SHPE scholarships open February 1, 2019 and are due on June 30, 2019. Please check the SHPE webpage for more information and application: http://programs.shpe.org/scholarships/applicants/
Please note that students must submit a photo/video release form, a student profile including a professional head-shot photo, updated resume, transcripts, and any other official documentation as required by the scholarship sponsor. All degree programs must be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Scholarship awards are disbursed in two payments during Fall and Spring terms. You must be a full time student and meet GPA requirements for both terms to be eligible for both disbursements. All scholarships require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 unless specified differently.
Employees, direct relatives, and board members are not eligible to apply for any SHPE scholarship. For more information, please, visit https://shpe.org/
THE 18th ANNUAL CAMBIO DE COLORES CONFERENCE (Change of Colors) WILL TAKE PLACE AT COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FROM JUNE 5-7 2019.
Cambio de Colores is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations. People who work with Latinos and immigrant communities come together to share research and best practices that facilitate the integration of newcomers.
The deadline for the Call for Presentations is February 14.
The Venue and Hotel Accommodations: This year’s venue is Stoney Creek Inn, 2601 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO.https://goo.gl/maps/1QUMbk8hwz92
Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved for the Cambio Conference attendees at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, MO. Make your room reservations by calling 800-659-2220 or 573-442-6400 and identifying yourself as a participant in the Cambio de Colores Conference.
The special conference rates $99 + tax per room. These rates are guaranteed if the reservation is made by Monday, May 6, 2019, then on a space available basis until the conference date.
Registration Opens Next Week! Participants will have the opportunity to register for the Conference starting next week. Visit our website by following the link: https://cambioconference.wordpress.com/partic…/registration/
Early Bird registration (through April 23, 2019)
Includes meals, breaks and conference packet is $175
Regular registration Includes meals, breaks and conference packet $200
Student rate: For full-time students (copy of ID required); includes meals, breaks and conference packet $110
Late registration additional fee: Please add this amount if registered after May 28, 2019 $25
“Welcoming Immigrants and Newcomers in Turbulent Times: Knowledge, Connections and Action” sets the stage for the 2019 Cambio Conference. Across the United States, people, organizations, and communities have developed strategies to build connections with immigrants and newcomers, as they contribute to the economic development and wellbeing of rural and urban communities. There is much to learn from these experiences. The conference is interested in communities who embrace change, to identify the strategies that work to support immigrant and newcomer populations to help them integrate and fully participate in theircommunities. Cambio Conference brings researchers and practitioners together to understand the issues that affect this work and the factors that can affect the success and failure of community efforts.
Sign up for regular updates, plus check out the full site: https://cambioconference.wordpress.com/.
HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF ST LOUIS 2019 CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St Louis has released its 2019 calendar of events and invites you to join them at one of their many events in 2019!
The events listed below are only the HCC signature events that are planned a year in advance. For more events visit hccstl.com/events, or on Facebook at facebook.com/hccstl for information about upcoming HCC events.
For questions about events, please email Program Assistant Nerishka Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL WORKS WITH THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST LOUIS TO PLACE LATINO STUDENTS IN COLLEGE!
Collinsville High School is a proud participant in the Universidad Ya (College Now) college readiness program for junior and senior Latino Students. Universidad Ya is an initiative of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis.
The program is lead by Mrs. Virginia Braxs, a senior lecturer in Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis.
Students meet four times a year during their lunch/study periods. Mrs. Braxs presents a variety of information to help students understand what is needed for college. Topics range from the importance of your GPA, scholarships, completing the FASFA and applying for college.
This year, students who attended all four sessions were awarded a tablet computer. They were congratulated by CHS Principal David Snider.
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).
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.
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!
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.
THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS AWARDED ITS ANNUAL ON MAY 1st, 2017 THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL AWARDED ITS ANNUAL 'JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIPS' ON MAY 1st, 2017, TO 5 LATINO COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS WHO WERE PART OF THE ANNUAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY FREE 'PUERTAS' COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM. CONGRATULATIONS TO 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 2017 are, Viviana Garcia, Oscar Moreno, Jessica Barreras, Rigoberto Ramirez Reyes and Karla Ximena Flores, pictured from left to right, plus WU Mentors Carol Pazos & Ashley D'Acosta and HAC Board member Ms. Sandra Knight, Counselor at Forest Park Community College. HAC congratulates all the awardees!
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you find any of the resources or scholarships links not working, that doesn't mean that that scholarship is not available anymore. It may be that they changed the URL address, so, we urge you to google the name of the organization or scholarship to find the working link. We are not able to keep the hundred of links listed in this website up to date. We do as much as we can but we need you to be proactive. Thanks!