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HHF’s CEO To Speak at GENIAL Summit

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) President and CEO, Antonio Tijerino, will be speaking at the Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for all Latinos (GENIAL) Summit in San Francisco tomorrow.

The two-day GENIAL Summit focuses on increasing Latino participation in Informal Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning ISL environments by assessing what we currently know and how to begin to identify new areas to consider in the future.

Antonio will be speaking on the “Relevant STEM Experiences” panel, where he and other panelists will be informing the participants on actionable insights, current trends, and what can be expected in the future.

By working together, practitioners, community leaders, diversity-focused organizations, researchers and media/marketing specialists from across the country identify the best practices, opportunities, emerging research questions and gaps that currently exist to continue growing and moving forward.

As the GENIAL Summit is working to provide Latinos with more opportunities in technology, the Code as a Second Language (CSL) team at HHF works everyday with the same goal intact. CSL’s mission is to increase the amount of technology-related positions filled by diverse talent.

HHF is changing the landscape of technology by introducing youth to computer programming, through our CSL national initiative! CSL fellows act as leaders within the community, and teach the youth how to code, helping create endless opportunities. The model fosters a network of Latino software engineers and generational leaders. CSL Bootcamps, Academies and Jams supply students with an introductory skillset of web-design and computer programming.
Learn more about the work CSL is doing in California, Oregon, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and how you can get involved with our CSL program as a student, partner or sponsor here.

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