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HISPA Hosts Youth Conference at Montclair State University to Empower Latino Middle School Students

HISPA Hosts Youth Conference at Montclair State University to Empower Latino Middle School Students   Passaic, New Jersey — March 27, 2024 — HISPA, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Latino youth through education, hosted its first-ever Youth Conference at Montclair State University yesterday, March 26th. The event, co-hosted by Montclair State University’s Office […]

HISPA Announces Fundraising Gala Awardees and Leadership Transition

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 […]

HISPA CEO Dr. Ivonne Diaz-Claisse Featured on ABC Tiempo!

HISPA CEO Dr. Ivonne Diaz-Claisse, had the amazing opportunity to interview with ABC Tiempo! Thank you so much for allowing us to share HISPA’s work and showcase our distinguished 3 Kings Banquet awardees with your audience. Your team was fantastic, and Dr. Diaz appreciated the warm welcome. Big thanks to Joe Torres for the thoughtful questions and […]

United Way Awards Grants to BIPOC Led Organizations

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

Womanspace, Inc.

“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.

HISPA Featured in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

HISPA’s CEO, Dr. Ivonne Diaz-Claisse, is on the cover of the prestigious Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (Vol. 40, Issue 13). We are highly honored to have our organization recognized by such an esteemed publication. This occasion underscores the importance of Latino role models. It celebrates our students, allies, and everyone who has supported our mission.

Thank you, Diverse, for sharing our story and highlighting the significance of supporting Hispanic student success and representation.

Access the latest issue of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and read about HISPA here: https://bit.ly/3ZMAfq5