HISPA, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Hispanic youth, is thrilled to announce the recipients of this year’s prestigious Three Kings Banquet. This fundraising and awards event, which will take place in New Jersey and Florida on January 18 and 25, respectively, will celebrate the achievements of outstanding individuals and organizations and mark a significant […]
United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC) awarded grants to eight local nonprofit organizations totaling $52,000 as part of the Inaugural Power Up Fund.
The fund was established to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) nonprofit leaders who share in and align with UWGMC’s commitment to reducing barriers for under-resourced, economically challenged and under-served populations.
The Power Up Fund matters because research has shown that organizations led by leaders of color are under-funded and organizations led by women of color receive even less support. UWGMC is addressing the funding disparity by providing unrestricted grants and connecting BIPOC leaders to valuable organizational resources.
The Power Up Fund is seeded by UWGMC’s endowment. UWGMC is grateful to the Power Up Fund Grants Advisory Committee comprised of community members from a variety of sectors for their role in the grant review and selection. The 2023 Power Up Fund grantees are as follows:
African Link Initiative
Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County
HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement)
HomeWorks, Trenton Inc.
NJ Black Women’s Collective
Princeton Nursery School
Salvation & Social Justice
“We are excited to launch the Power Up Fund and to support the capacity of BIPOC led nonprofit organizations. This is new and bold for the organization. Equity and access is at the core of what we do. We are committed to dismantling inequities and building a thriving community for all” said Sandra Toussaint, President, and CEO of UWGMC.
The New Jersey Institute of Technology wrote about celebrating Hispanic Heritage month at HISPA’s Role Model Program Kick-off and Recruiting Event. Read more about it here.
HISPA appears in a recent article published in USA Today, “Latino STEM leaders had major impact in science. Why aren’t we taught about them?” You can read it here.
Joe Nieves, a financial planning and analysis manager at Verizon and HISPA’s 2022 Role Model of the Year, talks about his experience as a role model in Verizon’s “5 Questions with a V Teamer” series. Read the interview here.
To our HISPA 2023 Youth Conference partners and volunteers: We did it! HISPA’s first Youth Conference since the pandemic was a great success because of your hard work and dedication. With the support of more than 60 volunteers, we were able to impact the lives of nearly 200 students. We could not have done it […]
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‘You’re my new role model’: V Teamer inspires Latino youth with her career journey | Verizon [Reposted from Verizon — view the original at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39K0Vo7KfGI] Lorraine Nieto, director for client services in Verizon Partner Solutions, enjoys sharing her career journey with middle and high school students as part of her work with Citizen Verizon Volunteers. […]
Rider announces continued participation in HISPA’s Latinos in College Program Monday, Oct 17, 2022 16 students will benefit from additional professional development [Reposted from News@Rider – Read the original article at https://www.rider.edu/about/news/rider-announces-continued-participation-hispas-latinos-college-program] For the second year in a row, Rider University will participate in HISPA’s Latinos in College program. HISPA, which stands for Hispanics Inspiring Students’ […]
HISPA Receives Record-Breaking Grant and Transformative In-kind Support from Visa HISPA will expand its outreach in Miami with the support of Visa volunteers, Pyxera In July, HISPA announced a $250,000 grant from Visa Foundation to support expanding HISPA programs in Miami, Florida. The grant is a part of the Visa Foundation Gives program, a multi-year […]