September 2021 Newsletter

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Hispanic Foundation Celebration

Join us on Saturday, October 16th at 7 pm to celebrate the resilience, grit, and will of the Latinx community in Silicon Valley.
Here are three ways you can support the Hispanic Foundation Celebration:
3) Can't make the event but you would still like to contribute? Donate! 
We are very grateful for the generous support from all our sponsors.
Hispanic Foundation Celebration Sponsors To Date

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize the significant contributions and influence Hispanics have made in the United States. The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley has a history of over 30 years working to improve the quality of life for Hispanic families in our region. Join us by supporting our Hispanic-led and managed nonprofit.

Education Exellence

2021 Latinos in  Technology Graduating Scholars
New Hire: Mirella Maldonado
Mirella is HFSV’s new Education Programs Coordinator. She, along with Melissa and Karla, will be managing our continued expansion into San Mateo County and the many STEM and Parent Education programs we are offering this Fall such as: Digital Literacy Workshops in partnership with Google’s HOLA South Bay, a UC Transfer Prompt Writing Workshop with Quetzal Mama in partnership the Latino Education Advancement Foundation, parent education academy programs at Hoover Elementary School in Redwood City, KIPP Esperanza in East Palo Alto, and Foothill High School, Mount Pleasant High School and Bridges Academy in San Jose, among others.

Mirella joins us after two years at PwC as a State and Local Tax Associate. She now pivots to the nonprofit sector and couldn't be more excited to empower the Latinx parents and students we serve. She comes with an extensive background in community engagement, program coordination, and leadership experience. Mirella's free time consists of journaling, arts and crafts, and spending time with family and friends. To read more about Mirella click here.

Sergio Martinez is a Latinos in Technology Scholarship recipient majoring in Statistics at CSU Monterey Bay. Sergio comes from a family of farmworkers turned scholars and in this video with our President and CEO, Ron Gonzales, he mentions the importance of following suit and giving back to his community.
Over the summer, Sergio taught young students how to code at McKinley Elementary School in San Jose through Calculus Roundtable, a new program partner for the Hispanic Foundation. Additionally, Sergio shares with us that his career path is limited simply because he does not know of too many Latinx professionals who've majored in Statistics. Despite this challenge, Sergio continues to pave the way for Latinx students pursuing a career in STEM.
To learn more about Sergio click here. If you are a Latinx professional working in a STEM-related field and would like to mentor scholars just like Sergio please click here.

Leadership Development

2021 Latinos in  Technology Graduating Scholars
This past Saturday, Guisselle Nuñez led the current Latino Board Leadership Academy (LBLA) cohort of 38 Latinx professionals with a personal branding workshop. Additionally, this week we hosted 20 nonprofits for our LBLA Board Match Night. This event is conducted virtually and over the span of one week. Representatives from nonprofits have an opportunity to meet Latinx professionals from a wide range of industries 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 to serve as a nonprofit board member. To learn more about LBLA 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.

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