Hispanic Arts, Culture & Education 

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS HISPANIC CALENDAR 

FOR MARCH/APRIL 2019

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


MRS. CARMEN DENCE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF GRUPO ATLANTICO, RECEIVES THE ST LOUIS VISIONARY AWARD 2019!


Congratulations to Mrs. Carmen Dence, Artistic Director of Colombian Folk Dance Grupo Atlantico for being one of the recipients of the 2019 Saint Louis Visionary Awards!


In 2015, the Saint Louis Visionary Awards were relaunched by an independent committee of women to celebrate the numerous contributions and achievements of women who work in or support the arts in St. Louis. From established working arts professionals and arts educators to emerging artists and community impact artists, each year's honorees are truly Visionary.

The 2019 Saint Louis Visionary Awards will take place at 6:00pm on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the The Sun Theater, located at 3625 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63108. For more information and reservations, please, visit:
https://www.vizawards.org/tickets


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…

IN MEMORIAM:

Nydia Peluffo


It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Mrs. Nydia Peluffo, a former Board Member of the Hispanic Arts Council of St Louis and dear member of the Hispanic community in St Louis, who passed away on Friday, February 15th, 2019. Nydia, a beloved Argentinean friend taught for years at John Burroughs High School and was a Spanish Lecturer for many years at Washington University in St Louis. Those who got to know Nydia as a colleague and friend were fond of her and admire her humor, sharp intellect, love for teaching, dedication to her family and friends, fiery loyalty, generosity, deep curiosity, passion for the arts especially classical music, and volunteering. She left this world shortly before turning 90, having lived a full life, in peace and surrounded by family in Argentina. Requiescat in Pace Nydia, we will miss you!

HAC



NEW SPANISH FILM OPENED IN LANDMARK'S PLAZA FRONTENAC CINEMA: EVERYBODY KNOWS, WITH PENELOPE CRUZ & JAVIER BARDEM.


New Spanish language film opening this Friday, February 22nd in St. Louis at Landmark's Plaza Frontenac Cinema: EVERYBODY KNOWS (TODOS LO SABEN).

'Everybody Knows' It's a drama/thriller starring Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem. Watch the trailer clicking the link below. For more information about the movie, visit its https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnoBx999MZM



THE ST LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER PRESENTS THE DOCUMENTARY 'CUBA: JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE CARIBBEAN' AT THE OMNIMAX1


The St Louis Science Center Presents the Documentary Film: 'Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean' at the Omnimax. A unique immersive journey across breathtaking landscapes, beachscapes and cityscapes. Experience a land of spectacular beauty that’s home to people renowned for their passion. From pristine coral reefs to intoxicating music and spellbinding dancing, viewers will get to see the island through the unique lens of Cuban themselves – artists, scientists and historians.

Watch the preview above.Film showing in Spanish twice a week on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. There are no captions or subtitles. 

For tickets and more information visit: https://www.slsc.org/omnimax-films/cuba/


Filme Documental: 'Cuba: Viaje al Corazon del Caribe' en el Omnimax del St Louis Science Center!


Un viaje de inmersión único a través de impresionantes paisajes, paisajes de playa y paisajes urbanos.
Experimenta una tierra de espectacular belleza que alberga a personas famosas por su pasión. Desde los prístinos arrecifes de coral hasta la música embriagadora y el baile fascinante, los espectadores podrán ver la isla a través de la lente única de los cubanos: artistas, científicos e historiadores.
Para mas informacion: 

https://www.slsc.org/omni…/cuba-viaje-al-corazon-del-caribe/


Muestra de cine en español los martes a la 1 p.m. y sábados a las 4 p.m. No hay subtítulos.

Documentary Film: 'Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean' at the Omnimax at St Louis Science Center!

A unique immersive journey across breathtaking landscapes, beachscapes and cityscapes.
Experience a land of spectacular beauty that’s home to people renowned for their passion. From pristine coral reefs to intoxicating music and spellbinding dancing, viewers will get to see the island through the unique lens of Cuban themselves – artists, scientists and historians.

Film showing in Spanish on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. There are no captions or subtitles.
For more information: https://www.slsc.org/omni…/cuba-viaje-al-corazon-del-caribe/


 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/



St Louis Gateway Tango presents 'La Juan D'Arienzo Orchestra' on March 10th from 7pm to 10:30pm at Webster Groves Masonic Hall.


St. Louis Gateway Tango is honored to present La Juan D'Arienzo Orchestra in St. Louis as part of their first North American tour. Hailed as one of the most prestigious tango orchestras in the world, La Juan D'Arienzo Orchestra performs characteristic Argentinian music in the style of esteemed tango orchestra leader Juan D'Arienzo, known as the Rey del Compás, or "King of the Beat".

La Juan D'Arienzo Orchestra has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. They have released three CD's, and in 2018. 'La Juan D'Arienzo Orchestra,' Award-winning ensemble from Buenos Aires and 2018 CITA Tango Orchestra award-winner, debuts in St. Louis March 10 as part of their first North American tour. This will be a special opportunity to hear and dance to world-class live tango orquesta tipica music.

Tickets are available for purchase at through EventBrite at Facebook.com/STLGatewaytango
Advance General Admission for $30 ($35 at the door), or VIP Admission with a few special perks for $75.

The Webster Groves Masonic Hall is located at 12 East Lockwood Ave., MO 63119.

The Hispanic Leaders Group of St Louis invites you to join them at Jefferson City and show your support of the Hispanic Community of MO. Share your progress and concerns with your state law makers. Enjoy meeting with state officials to address problems or concerns on behalf of our community and share what is happening in our state with regard to Hispanic issues. Please, join the HLG to support the Hispanic community in the state of Missouri. For more information, see the flyer attached.

THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS ITS BUSINESS AFTER HOURS ON MARCH 21st AT 6PM.


The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St Louis presents its monthly 'Business After Hours' at Marcus Theaters
on March 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT. Register Now online at: 

http://hccstl.chambermaster.com/…/business-after-hours-2019…

The 'Business After Hours' events are a great way to meet the Hispanic Chamber and network, all in a fun and open environment! We hope to see you there!

Business After Hours networking events are free to attend and open to members and nonmembers. They are held on the third Thursday of every month. It is a great way to connect with the Hispanic Chamber membership and the Hispanic community in St. Louis



ADELANTE AWARD GALA WILL TAKE PLACE ON APRIL 26th AT THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL. SAVE THE DATE!


The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St Louis presents its Adelante Awards Gala, on April 26th 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

The Adelante Awards Gala serves as a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals, entrepreneurs and corporations in the metro St. Louis area. In keeping with the Hispanic Chamber’s mission, the awards focus on Hispanic businesses and professionals as well as on non-Hispanic companies and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the community at large. This year's gala will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis and will take place on Friday, April 26th, 2019.
This year we are pleased to announce Ramiro Cavazos as our 2019 Adelante keynote speaker. Cavazos is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. With his expertise in economic development, he has served as the Director of Economic Development for the City of San Antonio, Director of Research and Economic Development for the UT Health Science Center, and as the Global Public Affairs Manager for the Levi Strauss Company and Foundation for the Texas, Mexico, and Latin America region.

CHEROKEE 'CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL' DEADLINES APPROACHING!! 


An annual tradition, with a long history, Cinco De Mayo: A Cherokee Street Festival has evolved into a celebration of community and one of the largest and most diverse festivals in the St. Louis area. Established over 15 years ago, the festival brings together over 50,000 attendees to celebrate the rich, multicultural and spirited, eclectic community within the Cherokee Street neighborhood and surrounding south St. Louis area.

IMPORTANT VENDOR APPLICATION DEADLINES
MARCH 15TH 2019 — APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE
All space is subject to availability. If you plan to participate, please fill out and submit your application as soon as possible. A wait list will be generated on a first come first served basis. From the time of your confirmation email, all vendors will have 7-10 business days to submit a Non-refundable deposit of $250.

MARCH 31ST 2019 — FINAL DEADLINE TO SECURE YOUR PARTICIPATION
Upon acceptance, all Non-Refundable Deposits are to be submitted within 7-10 business days of your confirmation email. March 31st is the final date to render your deposit and secure your place in line.

APRIL 15TH 2019 — VENDOR FEES PAID IN FULL
By April 15th, 2019 all Vendor fees associated with your category MUST BE PAID IN FULL. All payments are non-refundable prior to participation in the event.

For general questions/comments email info@cincodemayostl.com

Vendor application questions email alexa@cincodemayostl.com



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 ncruz@hccstl.com.



Casa de Salud Presents its Annual Fundraising Event: Zocaloco 2019! Saturday, May 4th at Wool Ballroom in the Busch Student Center of St. Louis University


This year Casa is pleased to honor Mark Wrighton with their Visionary Award celebrating his achievements as Chancellor of Washington University and recognizing his support for an inclusive and diverse St. Louis. And Casa will present its Community Champion Award to Risa Zwerling Wrighton for her work on mental health issues, gun violence, and disadvantaged youth, to name but a few of her passions.
The funds from the gala are used to operate Casa's flagship services of primary clinical care, specialty care, case management for patients who need in-depth specialty care and the recently opened Mental Health Collaborative. Since Casa opened in 2010, they have delivered over 80,000 services to immigrants and refugees representing over 90 countries and residing in a 38 county area in Missouri and Illinois. This keeps the St Louis region healthy, our families stable, and supports the effort to build an inclusive and diverse St. Louis.

Zocaloco 2019 will take place on Saturday, May 4th, 2019
at Wool Ballroom in the Busch Student Center in St. Louis University, which is located at 20 N. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63103

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online via credit card visiting
https://casadesaludstl.org/news-events/zocaloco2019/

To make a purchase by check, please RSVP below, and then mail your check to:

Casa de Salud
Zocaloco 2019
3200 Chouteau Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103



HAC NEWS

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).


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!