Hispanic Heritage Month or Latinx Heritage Month is here! So, that only means it’s time to further amplify anything and everything about our community. Well, although we do this year-long, it doesn’t hurt to capitalize on it a bit more, am I right?
Now, what better way to elevate the power of our people than by talking about organizations that work non-stop to make sure the Hispanic/ Latinx community has a voice?
The following organizations are always making waves for all of us. Check them out; uno nunca sabe, they might help you or someone you may know at some point.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, and according to their site, HSF empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education while providing support services and scholarships to as many exceptional students, HSF Scholars, and Alumni as possible. Keep this information close to you because you might need it soon. Make sure to add this to your academic toolbox, especially if your child or anyone around you is a first-gen.
Latinos in Higher Education
If you’re tired of not having professional or employment opportunities within the community, then you should definitely check out Latinos in Higher ED. This organization was created specifically for those first-gen professionals with higher education in our community seeking professional employment.
Founded in 1968, UnidosUS is the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization. Their focus is to empower Latinos to define and achieve their own American Dream. They strive to make economic, political, and social advancement part of the reality for all Latinos everywhere. They have plenty of resources on their page for anyone who wants to learn about their rights as a Latino in the United States. It never hurts to check out that kind of information!
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute works tirelessly to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. They provide leadership, public service, and policy experiences to those Latina/o/x students that seek it. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is a space where these emerging leaders can discuss issues facing the nation and the Hispanic community.
United We Dream
As stated on their website, United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country. They are constantly on the frontlines fighting to give all immigrants a voice and for their justice. Being that the Latino community is usually synonymous with the immigrant community, it’s a good idea to follow this organization.
As Hispanic Heritage Month progresses, let’s not forget to support everything Hispanic/Latino as much as possible. And, when these 30 days are up, continue supporting, too!