June 2021 Newsletter

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Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley June Newsletter 2021

Published: Wednesday June 30, 2021

Get to know Raul Ceja
Get to know Raul Ceja
Marketing and Communications Manager

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (HFSV) hired Raul Ceja, this month, three years ago. Raul is a San Benito County native and has a passion for storytelling. He’s helped create robust marketing campaigns and has increased HFSV’s online presence. In this article, Raul shares with us what he’s learned about an organization supported, managed, and led by Hispanic leaders in Silicon Valley. Click here to learn more about Raul Ceja.

Education Excellence
2021 Latinos in  Technology Graduating Scholars
2021 Latinos in Technology Graduating Scholars
Ecstatic to congratulate our Latinos in Technology Scholars for graduating this year! We always have an overwhelming sense of joy and happiness when we see Latinx scholars in their cap and gown. Many of these scholars are entering the workforce looking not only to make an impact in the high-tech industry but also to give back to their community. A few of our scholars have already secured jobs! Some will be returning back to school to pursue a post-graduate degree. The future looks very promising for our community in Silicon Valley.

Although only 3% of the Latinx population in Silicon Valley make up the high-tech workforce, these scholars along with many others are the change we seek in order to improve the quality of life for the Latinx community in our region. We wish them the very best in their pursuit of obtaining a career in STEM-related fields. To learn more about the Latinos in Technology Initiative click here.

HFSV Summer Education Programs 2021

Throughout this year, the Hispanic Foundation Team has completely shifted its efforts to transition all STEM education, college prep, and parent education programs to online learning platforms. This summer will be no exception as our virtual learning courses are ready to launch this month through August! Click here to learn more about the education programs the Hispanic Foundation will offer this summer.

Latino Board Leadership Academy
Latino Board Leadership Academy Class XVIIIClass XVIII Graduates with 43 Latinx Professionals

Class XVIII of the Latino Board Leadership Academy graduated on June 16, 202. We would like to congratulate the 43 Latinx professionals who completed the 10-week program. These LBLA’ers now join a network of over 500 senior fellows. Latinx leadership in Silicon Valley looks mighty powerful! We are currently accepting applications for LBLA Class XIX. If you are a Latinx professional in the high-tech industry please consider applying to our academy. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 12th. Classes begin on Wednesday, August 4th. Click here to apply now.

Convening and Engaging

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley grew out of a special event, the Hispanic Foundation Ball which took place for the first time in 1990. For the last 32 years, this annual event has not only been the signature event for the Hispanic community of Silicon Valley to convene and celebrate successes, but also a crucial source of funding for the organization. As much as we are mourning the many lives lost due to the pandemic, the Latinx Community of Silicon Valley is resilient, has grit, and will move forward. At this year’s annual event we plan to celebrate exactly that!

Your support is needed more than ever! Watch the video above and click here to learn more about the Hispanic Foundation Celebration. Please save the date for Saturday, October 16, 2021. Seating will be limited at the in-person event. The event will be live-streamed and you can reserve your virtual seat here. If you are interested in being a sponsor please email Clara Roa at clara@hfsv.org.

Hispanic Foundation Celebration Sponsors To Date

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.

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