HHF and Freddie Mac will work together throughout the year on career development and education opportunities to support diverse talent acquisition
WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today a year-long effort with Freddie Mac to connect HHF’s vast network of Latinx young professionals and students with personal and professional development in the workforce through internships, mentorships, fellowships, full-time positions, networking, mobilization, and sharing of knowledge.
“It’s critical our talented Latinx community has access to career path opportunities but also to soft-skills, resources and experts in various fields for inspiration and guidance,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, HHF’s president and CEO. “We are thrilled to partner with Freddie Mac who will provide that important knowledge and opportunity to our community.”
This alliance will bring together Freddie Mac and HHF ecosystems of talent, whose priority fields of expertise include data science and technology, finance, engineering, science, computer science, entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, education, media and entertainment and public service. Freddie Mac, a leader in the secondary mortgage market, provides a wide opportunity of career opportunities in its work to support making home possible for American families.
“Freddie Mac is committed to ensuring our employees and suppliers reflect the customers and communities we serve,” said Angi Locke, interim chief human resources officer and chief diversity officer. “We look forward to working with HHF as they provide career path opportunities for the Hispanic community.”
Freddie Mac will engage with HHF’s 22nd Annual Youth Awards and its LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) Source program, which includes a three-day Virtual LOFT series on “Hacking a Career During and After COVID-19” that will offer insights and tips on how to navigate today’s workforce during a pandemic. This workshop series will cover resume and interview preparation, personal branding, and will conclude with a virtual job board. More information about these opportunities will be forthcoming.
About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Youth Awards, and LOFT
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is a national, nonprofit focused on education, workforce, innovative leadership, and culture. Through HHF’s 22-year-old Youth Awards program, approximately 300 high-achieving Latinx high school students are recognized across the country and provided with grants for their education or in support of an idea for social impact. More than 5 million dollars have been provided to over 5,000 students. Once they are vetted, young professionals and students are connected to the LOFT Network with access to mentors, resources, workforce development programs and activities, and career-path opportunities throughout college, grad school and into their careers. (Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org) Follow HHF on Facebook , Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.
About Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac makes home possible for millions of families and individuals by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Since our creation by Congress in 1970, we’ve made housing more accessible and affordable for homebuyers and renters in communities nationwide. We are building a better housing finance system for homebuyers, renters, lenders, and taxpayers. Learn more about us at FreddieMac.com, [careers.freddiemac.com] Careers.FreddieMac.com, on Twitter @FreddieMac or on Freddie Mac’s blog FreddieMac.com/blog.