The Hispanic Heritage Awards were established by The White House in 1987 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America. The Hispanic Heritage Awards are considered among the “highest honor for Latinos by Latinos” and recognize notable Latinos who have made a positive impact on America, and the world, in various fields.
Youth Awards begin with a high-profile, national search through a celebrity-based multimedia campaign that includes partnerships with more than 5,000 high schools and hundreds of colleges, media, elected officials, businesses and organizations. Approximately 10,000 applications are collected from qualified juniors who are honored as seniors in the fall (even applicants not selected are invited to join the LOFT network).
ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship will serve as platform for top minority game developers by identifying and promoting the top 20 minority innovators (15-25 years old) who can create video games or mobile applications that will focus on new, technology-based approaches to address local and global social issues. ESA and LOFT will provide the platform for these young game developers to display at the White House, U.S. Congress, educational community, media, and the rest of our nation’s leaders that young people can develop innovative video game designs to address social issues and create change on their own terms.
HHF’s award-winning LOFT program focuses on various “tracks” or priority areas, including one which focuses on Latinas. Through this Latinas On Fast Track program, Latina professionals and college students come together for leadership trainings, workforce development, networking, and community outreach as well as access to mentors. The Latinas On Fast Track initiative connects, inspires, and empowers young Latina professionals and college students from across the nation through leadership, networking, and community building to prepare them for the pursuit of their career, all while celebrating their Latina culture! Visit LOFTnetwork.org.
The LOFT Charlas are local, self-organized discussions led by community leaders across the country. A LOFT Charla is an opportunity to share what you want, however you want. The Charlas were created to inspire and connect leaders from different backgrounds in a supportive family like environment. You can expect to make deep connections through your shared experiences at our LOFT Charlas. We ask that you come with an open mind, and ready to contribute.
In a series of back to back presentations on everything from technology, entrepreneurship, to wellness, the Charlas amplify the impact of innovators by connecting them to the global LOFT network.