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Latin@ Coder Summit

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

Digital Communicator Fellow

We are currently seeking a paid Digital Communications Fellow to assist with delivering a comprehensive digital media relations strategy.

ESA LOFT Video Game

ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellows program application is now live! Click the link to learn more!

 

 

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.

August – November 2015

Aug
10
Mon
CSL Summer Tech Academy with LA HI-TECH
Aug 10 @ 1:30 pm – Aug 13 @ 3:30 pm

For more information about CSL: www.loftcsl.org

Sep
15
Tue
ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship Deadline
Sep 15 @ 11:59 pm

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced that the LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship is now open.

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 White House officials, Congressional Members and Policy leaders/makers. 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.

To apply, click here.

Sep
17
Thu
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_EOQNu1zCM.

Sep
22
Tue
CVS Health Symposium
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – Sep 24 @ 10:30 am

Event Details: TBA

Sep
29
Tue
Local LOFT STEM Leadership Symposium @ Milwaukee (TENTATIVE)
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

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.

For more details about last year’s program, click here.

Oct
1
Thu
Local LOFT STEM Leadership Symposium @ Kansas City (TENTATIVE)
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

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.

For more details about last year’s program, click here.

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.

Oct
6
Tue
LOFT STEM Leadership Symposium @ Houston (TENTATIVE)
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm

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.

For more details about last year’s program, click here.

Oct
15
Thu
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 :  http://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2015/forms/login.php

 

Nov
17
Tue
LOFT STEM Leadership Symposium @ New York (TENTATIVE)
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm

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.

For more details about last year’s program, click here.

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