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Latin@ Coder Summit

LOFT hosts groundbreaking Coder Summit for over 300 Latino developers at Stanford on May 2nd.

HHF and White House

HHF and  White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics sign MOU supporting future educators

Pulse Study

Results of phase 1 of study announced by HHF, myCollegeOptions & FOSI

Hispanic Heritage Awards

28th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards announced. The gala will take place on September 17th.

Youth Awards

2015 Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards now live! Click the link to learn more!

ESA LOFT Video Game

ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellows program to open soon.

Youth Awards

For 16 years, the Youth Awards have honored Latino high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom and community.

Latinos on Fast Track

The Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program provides the public and private sector workforce with vetted and well-rounded emerging Latino professionals.

Public Awareness Campaigns

In an effort to inspire, educate and present a positive image of Latinos, HHF executes multimedia public awareness campaigns to promote cultural pride, accomplishment and community growth.

Hispanic Heritage Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Awards were established in 1987 by the White House. The Awards are considered the “highest honor for Latinos by Latinos.

2nd Annual LOFT Investors Forum @ Los Angeles, CA
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm

LOFT Investors Forum objectives:

• Training and educational opportunities for Latino trustees on various topics related to investments and board management (during the Forum and on an ongoing basis)
• Establishing and building a robust network among Latino trustees and members of investment staffs of public and private pension funds
• Creating a platform within the pension fund space for the development of promising young Latino professionals

Agenda here

NPTA Presentation by Antonio Tijerino
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The National PTA Convention and Expo is a launching pad for new products while also being a regular tour stop for established brands across a number of sectors. Just about everyone and everything in the family or school market can have success with the National PTA Convention and Expo: new technologies, learning resources, school supplies, fundraisers, purpose-led nonprofits, consumer packaged goods, “edutainers”, and authors.

2015 Expo Highlights

  •     Connect with the inner circles of national, state, and local PTA leadership
  •     Shortcut your sales cycle by engaging 1,000+ PTA influencers all in one place
  •     Gain insights into how better to navigate the PTA market
  •     Differentiate your brand by aligning with PTA’s efforts to advocate for every child
  •     Enjoy convenient inclusive booth pricing
  •     Special free upgrades and perks for returning exhibitors/sponsors
28th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm

The Awards will recognize the contributions and accomplishments of Hispanics and celebrate Hispanic cultural pride in America. For a video of last year’s celebration which was broadcast on PBS, visit

LOFT STEM Leadership Symposium
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – Feb 24 @ 10:30 am

LOFT STEM Symposium- The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), in partnership with the U.S. Army, CVS Caremark Workforce Initiatives, ExxonMobil, OCI Group and Southwest Airlines (the Official Airline for LOFT) will host a Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) STEM Symposia in nine markets across America.  (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math and the leadership.) The workforce development program is free for attendees and provides career-path guidance, educational opportunities and connectivity for students and young professionals in the STEM fields.

October 29, 2015-  University of Missouri; Missouri, KS (Local)

September 1, 2015- University of Wisconsin; Madison, WI (Local)

October 6, 2015- University of Texas; Houston, TX

October 7, 2015- University: TBD; Houston, TX

November 3, 2015- University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA

November 4, 2015- C.U.N.Y.; New York, NY

November 17, 2015- University: TBD; New York, NY

November 18, 2015- University: TBD; New York, NY

LOFT/ESA Gaming Innovation (Tentative Date)
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – Oct 3 @ 10:30 am

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) will announce when you are able to begin submitting your games.

Twenty minority students will be selected as Leaders on the Fast Track (LOFT) Video Game Innovation Fellows based on games and apps they develop to address social issues in their community.

The fellows, ages 15 to 25, will visit Washington, DC and presented their ideas to members of the Obama Administration, Congress, and national community leaders. Each fellow receives an innovation grant to help further develop his or her game or app. For additional information on fellows and the ESA Project.

2015 Youth Awards Application Deadline
Oct 15 @ 11:59 am

The Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their focus in various categories.

For more details and to  apply, please visit :


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