March 2021 Newsletter
Published Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Get to know our Chief Development Officer Clara Roa
"The passion of the local Latino community is so energizing and it motivates me to work harder!" - Clara Roa, Chief Development Officer, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
A native of Bogota, Colombia, mother of one, and a transplant to Silicon Valley, Clara shares with us what she has learned in recent years about an organization managed and led by passionate Hispanic leaders. To learn more about Clara Roa click here.
Scholarship Application Deadline Extended
"Great news! The Latinos in Technology Scholarship application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 13, 2021. For Latinx students in college pursuing a STEM degree, this scholarship is still available for you! Scholarship recipients may also be provided internship opportunities with corporate funders from Silicon Valley. Share the following link with anyone you think may benefit from our scholarship. Click here.
The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley initiated the Conexiones (Connections) Program in 2020 as a way for our Latinos in Technology Scholarship recipients to partner with Latinx professionals in Silicon Valley. The goal is to provide our scholars with Conexiones that will strengthen their professional development skills as they start their careers. Through Conexiones, our scholars are matched with a mentor that guides them through a five-month program emphasizing leadership and professional development skills. To learn more about how it works click here.
Hispanic Foundation College Success Center
The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon believes the educational foundation for every Latinx student begins at home. From the start of the year to March we have served 122 students and 306 parents so far. See below for all the STEM and Parent Education classes that we have offered this year. *We will continue to conduct virtual workshops until further notice.
In just a couple of weeks Class XVII, composed of 44 Latinx professionals, will be ready to serve on nonprofit Board of Directors in Silicon Valley. This class marks by far our largest cohort to date. With 17 out of the 44 obtaining Masters degrees and 5 Ph.D.'s, there is no telling of how much they can contribute to the Latinx community. The sky's is the limit.
LBLA Board Match Night is an opportunity for representatives from nonprofits to meet LBLA fellows who are eager to serve on a nonprofit board. LBLA'ers and nonprofits in our region get a chance to learn about each other and evaluate a potential fit. The next Board Match night will be held from June 7th through the 10th. To learn how your nonprofit can sign up for Board Match Night please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are thrilled to invite you to the first Latinx Speaker Series of 2021 on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at noon via Zoom! Latinx-owned businesses are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S small business ecosystem. Now more than ever before, more Latinos are starting businesses! Join us as we'll pull back the curtains to see what it's like to be a Latinx entrepreneur and hear from a panel that is paving the way for generations to come. To learn more about our panel click here.
The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley depends on donations from individuals like you. With your involvement, we are addressing the needs of the Latino community, expanding the philanthropic pie and increasing our charitable impact.