LOS ANGELES, CA – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) today announced the opening of their Los Angeles office at the downtown campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) at 617 W 7th St, # 800, Los Angeles, CA.
HHF was established by the White House in 1987 and is headquartered in Washington, DC. The award-winning national nonprofit inspires, identifies, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF has had a strong presence in Los Angeles for 15 years through the Youth Awards, Latinos On Fast Track, public awareness campaigns and through thousands of members of their network. As part of the partnership, TCSPP will host HHF-led leadership trainings, field-specific symposia including in the psychology space, special projects and LA-based programs to help the Latino community.
“We are grateful to The Chicago School and President Dr. Michele Nealon-Woods for their leadership in the LA region and the Latino community,” said HHF President and CEO Antonio Tijerino. “We have hosted our Youth Awards in the LA Region for 14 years and our Latinos On Fast Track program has been most active in LA so opening an office here is critical to serving our young leaders in the region and on the west coast.”
What distinguishes HHF from other organizations is a focus on helping “a Latino to help hundreds" and a sustainable cycle of vetted talent in priority industries supported through high-visibility, year-round programs including:
- Youth Awards, hundreds of high school students are honored in each of 10 regions including LA for leadership in classroom and community in various categories including science & healthcare, technology, engineering, math, education, business & finance, and fitness – average GPA of recipients is over 3.5 and this is the main feeder to HHF’s pipeline of talent
- Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT), leadership and workforce development program which connects emerging Latinos to each other, to experts, to resources, to platforms, and career paths in various priority-fields – more than 75,000 Latino students and young professionals are part of the network and HHF coordinates more than 25 LOFT-related trainings, symposia, online content, intimate charlas and summits throughout the year
- Public Awareness Campaigns focus on promoting Latino youth, celebrities and established leaders as role models and to offset negative stereotypes as well as delivering messages on various issues facing Latinos.
HHF will work closely with TCSPP on an initiative to expose and facilitate Latino students and young professionals in the psychology field nationally and with a focus on LA, Chicago and Washington, DC.
The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 3,500 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. As the nation's oldest and largest graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral science, TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.
For more information about HHF visit www.HispanicHeritage.org and follow HHF on twitter@HHFoundation. To join the LOFT network visit http://loftnetwork.org and follow LOFT on Twitter @LOFTInstitute.
Contact: Jessica Barajas at Jessica@hispanicheritage.org.