WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 4th Annual Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Leadership Summit on June 28, 2012, will bring together more than 100 students from across the United States who are interning in Washington, DC, this summer by HHF, the White House, OPM (Office of Personnel Management) and the Office of the US Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in an effort to:
- Connect them to each other to share knowledge and experiences, and expand their “peer” network
- Introduce them to established Latino professionals in various fields to expand their network of established professionals
- Expose them to career-paths with the federal government
- Inform them about White House initiatives and priorities
- Connect them with Latin America as Latino Americans
Beyond the Summit, the students will asked to join and be connected through LOFTnetwork.org to support each other, share knowledge and access resources including internships, mentorships, special events and established Latino leaders.
“As a leadership organization a priority is to put young leaders in a position from which to lead – and Washington is a great place to start,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. “The Summit will once again provide these young leaders with access to each other, top leaders and to the priorities of our government at the highest levels. Throughout the years, they stay connected which is important as they move forward with their own careers that they have built a strong network of support.”
Students are encouraged to contact Jessica@hispanicheritage.org or firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. Availability is very limited with only 100 spots available. ALL young leaders are encouraged to join LOFTnetwork.org and learn about other LOFT events.
Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) is a leadership and workforce development program which connects emerging Latinos to each other, to experts, to resources, to platforms, and to career paths in various priority-fields including STEM, innovation, education, public policy and finance– 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 and places up to 100 in internships, mentorships and full-time positions annually. Join LOFTnetwork.org to get connected, get prepared, and get on the fast track to leadership.
About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation:
Since 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) has identified, prepared and positioned Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce through their year-round programs. HHF focuses on helping a Latino help a hundred more through their programs tagged “Actionable Leadership.” Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org.