Hispanic Arts, Culture & Education 

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis

Subtitle

ST. LOUIS HISPANIC CALENDAR 

FOR AUGUST 2018

(Scroll down to see this month's events!) 


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 - 2019 Hispanic Leaders Institute CLASS!

The Hispanic Leadership Institute sponsored by Centene Corporation 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.

Hispanic Leadership Institute Candidate Profile

Hispanic/Latino-American
Employed a minimum of 2 years
Demonstrated leadership within the company, community, or school
Invested in the betterment of communities
Committed to full participation in the program

For registration or more information, visit https://www.hccstl.com/hc…/hispanic-leadership-institute-hli











The Cardinals invite you to Fiesta Cardenales on Sunday, September 16th at Busch Stadium! Save the day!


The Cardinals welcome all members of the Latino and Hispanic community for a cultural celebration during Hispanic Heritage Month. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardenales cap. Plus, a portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Hispanic Education Cultural & Scholarship Foundation. Come early for a pregame event featuring current Cardinals players and music in the Budweiser Terrace.

The Cardenales cap is only available with the purchase of a special Theme Ticket. The game ticket will come with a separate voucher that can be exchanged at the pre-game festival for this cap. You will not be able to receive the item unless you have your voucher with you at the event. You may pick up your cap at Budweiser Terrace, on the Terrace level across from section 431, from 11:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Please email [email protected] or call (314) 664-4432 to purchase specially priced $30 tickets to sit with the HCC at the game!


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE FREE ADULT CLASSES AT THE PARKWAY-ROCKWOOD DISTRICT. CLASSES START AUGUST 27.


The Parkway-Rockwood Adult Education Literacy and the MO State Board of Education offer FREE English as a Second Language ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Classes for adult international speakers starting August 27, 2018 in Bridgeton, Chesterfield, Clayton, Creve Coeur and Ellisville at different times of the day.

Classes are for international speakers of other languages, 17 years of age and older and are comprehensive classes focusing on developing the student’s ability to speak, read, write and understand English. Citizenship classes are also available to those interested.​ The program offers classes at the beginning, intermediate and advance levels focusing on:

-Learning to speak, read, and write in English
-Learning and participate in American customs
-Learning what it takes to become a citizen​

2018-19 Class Schedule
Classes are ongoing; however, students must attend an orientation session before beginning classes. See the schedule below for orientation dates and times or call 314-415-4940. Orientation is for two days and students must arrive on time and plan on staying the entire time.

Fall classes as well as orientation begin August 27, 2018.

​Students may sign up online; however, students MUST attend an orientation before beginning classes. Students must attend an orientation before beginning classes.​ Call the office in August at 314-415-4940 to schedule orientation for August 27th or for more information. ​​


CLASS TIME & LOCATIONS


​​Clayton High School - Room 2
​1 Mark Twain Circle
Clayton, 63105
Monday - Wednesday ​6 - 9 p.m.


Faith Baptist Church
12061 Natural Bridge Road
Bridgeton, 63044
Monday - Thursday ​9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Fern Ridge High School - Door 6
13157 North Olive Spur Road
Creve Coeur, 63141
Monday - Thursday ​9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 1 - 4 p.m.
Monday - Wednesday 6 - 9 p.m.


Manchester United Methodist Church
129 Woods Mill Road
Manchester, 63011​
Monday - Wednesday​​ ​1 - 4 p.m.

Maplewood UMC
7409 Flora Ave.
St. Louis, 63143
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Must attend orientaton at 9 a.m. 

St. John - Cornerstone Center
15800 Manchester Road
Ellisville, 63011
Monday - Thursday ​9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 6 - 9:00 p.m

Wild Horse Elementary School
16695 Wild Horse Creet Road
Chesterfield, 63005
Mon., Wed, Thur ​9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Conversation Classes and Independent Study:
​​Independent study is available Monday - Thursday from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at Fern Ridge High School (door 6). Independent study is only available to registered students.


TOEFL Preparation
Students wishing to study for the TOEFL test, may attend a preparation class every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Fern Ridge High School building (door 6). Students must qualify for the class and attend an orientation session prior to attending preparation classes. Call the office at 314-415-4940 or visit http://www.prcommunityed.org/ael/Pages/ESL.aspx for more information.


The Hispanic Working Women event will be held on Thursday, August 23rd from 6 – 8pm. This event is an opportunity to connect women through networking, panel discussions and shared experiences regarding finding your voice when it comes to professional and personal situations. Registration is open now!

This event is free for HCC members and $20 for non-members.

If you are a member interested in potential mentorship opportunities, please complete this brief survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3P8SQW6.

LOCATION
Palladium Saint Louis
1400 Park Pl, St. Louis, MO 63104

ADMISSION
This event is free for HCC members, and $20 for non-members. Please email [email protected] with any questions regarding registration.



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.



HAC NEWS

IN MEMORIAM:

Rosa Schwarz


It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Mrs. Rosa Schwarz, former President of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis and Honorary Consul of Peru in St Louis for many years, who passed away on March 5th, 2018. Rosa, a beloved Peruvian lady was a beacon of hope to so many Hispanics in St. Louis, always helping the one in need, no matter who that person was, she would go out of the way to provide for them. A generous spirit and promoter of the arts, Rosita, as we liked to affectionately call her, in her capacity as President for the Hispanic Arts Council from 1996 to 2012, helped bring to St. Louis high profile Hispanic artists and sponsored concerts and arts exhibits. For her inspiring role in the St. Louis Hispanic Community she received many awards and recognitions, such as the ORDEN Al MÉRITO DEL SERVICIO DIPLOMÁTICO DEL PERU JOSÉ GREGORIO PAZ SOLDÁN in 2010 from the Peruvian Government. We will miss Rosita’s smile, happy spirit, generosity, and love for Flamenco music, but we will always have her in our hearts. Requiescat in Pace.

HAC

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).


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  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 MONTHLY 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.


HAC NEWS

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!