Effort to Identify, Prepare, Mentor and Place High School and College Students Interested in the Financial Services Industry into Internships, Professional and Skills Building Camps, Mentorships and Full-Time Positions
WASHINGTON, DC – Goldman Sachs has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) through the award-winning Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program to identify, prepare, mentor and place vetted Latino high school and college students of any academic background but interested in the financial services industry in LOFT’s network in Goldman Sachs’s internships, finance camps, mentorships and full-time positions to help diversify their workforce. Goldman Sachs will also have a presence at select HHF finance-related activities and on LOFTnetwork.org’s online presence.
LOFT is HHF’s award-winning leadership and workforce development program and the Goldman Sachs relationship – which will be national – is part of the LOFT Finance Track. The LOFT program is divided into 10 “Tracks,” or industries, which are priorities for America including Innovation & Technology, Science & Healthcare, Engineering, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Education, Public Service, Law, Media & Entertainment, and Latinas.
“We are thrilled to partner with Goldman Sachs, a leader in the finance space,” said Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of HHF. “Together we will ensure that top Latino talent is equipped to succeed in the finance industry while being leveraged as an inspiration and guides to other Latinos to be aware of career opportunities in finance. We believe in creating an eco-system that is sustainable to truly diversify.”
Students or young professionals interested in the LOFT Goldman Sachs Finance Track should email a resume to Belen Marquina at Belen@HispanicHeritage.org.
About HHF and LOFT
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation – a nonprofit established by the White House in 1987 – inspires, prepares, and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions. HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and the LOFT Institute is housed at Michigan State University (Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org.)
LOFT is HHF’s award-winning, leadership and workforce-development program focused on “Tracks” or industries including finance. Tens of thousands of students and young professionals are connected to each other, guides and resources; over 30 trainings, workshops, and informal Charlas are hosted across the country; creative initiatives are executed; and hundreds of minorities are placed into internships, mentorships, fellowships and full-time positions with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Join http://loftnetwork.org to get on the fast track.
Contact: Belen Marquina, Belen@HispanicHeritage.org