August 2021 Newsletter
Published Tuesday, August 31, 2021
The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley welcomed the newest cohort of the Latinos in Technology Scholarship earlier this month. 53% of this year’s 28 scholars are Latinas and 57% are community college transfer students. To date, we have awarded scholarships to 427 college students! You can take a glimpse into our scholars' lives by watching our Latinx Scholar Chats. Take a moment and watch the CEO Message by clicking here.
Andrés Medrano is a first-generation scholar who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Today, Andres works at Slack as a software engineer. As he continues to navigate the workforce as a Latino engineer in tech, he shares with us his perspective on what it's like to be a first-generation college graduate. To learn more about Andres click here. If you are a Latinx professional working in a stem-related field and would like to mentor scholars just like Andres please click here.
This month, we have officially released the 2020 - 2021 Hispanic Foundation College Success Program Annual Report. This report provides a look inside the impact of our programs. The goal is to increase high school and college graduation rates, provide access to high-quality college readiness workshops to increase student and parent knowledge about the college journey, as well as grow the number of Latinos employed in the high-tech industry. To view the full report click here.
We welcomed 41 Latinx professionals to the Latino Board Leadership Academy Class XIX, two of whom are current HFSV Board Members. After the 10-week program, Class XIX will join a network of over 500 like-minded Latinx professionals. The Latino Board Leadership Academy trains Latinos to volunteer their time in leadership roles as board members of nonprofits in our region. Due to popular demand, this year marks the first time we have held three academies in one year. Special thank you to our funders, Castellano Family Foundation, Flex, Sobrato Family Foundation, and the Morgan Family Foundation. To learn more about LBLA click here.
Convening & Engaging
We are very excited and grateful for the generous support we have received to date from all of our sponsors for our annual Hispanic Foundation Celebration. We are particularly excited to announce that Silicon Valley Bank is the exclusive presenting sponsor of this year’s event. Funds raised at this event support all of our educational excellence programs. If you would like to be a sponsor click here. To donate directly to this event click here. The event will be live-streamed and you can reserve your virtual seat today click here. Thank you!
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.