Hispanic Scholarship Fund Leaders in Education Awards 2013: Paving the Way for Higher Education

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Leaders in Education Awards 2013: Paving the Way for Higher Education

By Erin

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

As an educator and teacher myself, I truly appreciate all the efforts of organizations that invest in our future and help students achieve their dreams and goals through their generous support of financial aid. Without these outlets for students to turn to, many would not be able to pursue higher education and earn advanced degrees that they are otherwise very capable of achieving if it weren’t for that financial gap, especially with today’s ever increasing price of a college education. I am ecstatic to partner up with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) to raise awareness of their dedication and commitment to helping students and their families navigate collegiate life. From getting that acceptance letter and securing financial aid to finding that first job and gaining employment after graduation. We teach because we have a passion and we love our kids in the community. Any way we can help them succeed has my full and 110% support.

Here is a little bit more about the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation:

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic higher education. They are committed to strengthening America through supporting Latino academic advancement.

Founded in 1975, HSF provides American families with the financial and educational resources they need to achieve a college education to help America be more competitive.

At present HSF has awarded over $360 million in scholarships and supported a broad range of outreach as well as education programs to help students and their families.

Their Mission: To increase the number of Hispanic college graduates by providing scholarships and assistance to students and their families.

Their Vision: Is a college degree in every Latino household.

The HSF Leaders in Education Awards (LEA) was held at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles the other day on Thursday, April 18th, 2013. This year marked their third year of having this annual LEA luncheon to raise awareness for HSF and I was lucky enough to attend and meet all of these very inspirational students, educators, parents, and volunteers/mentors that are leading the way for our future. These outstanding Southern California individuals were celebrated for their exemplary efforts of perseverance through their hard work and leadership to succeed in meeting and exceeding their goals. HSF works hard to recognize the contributions of leaders in the community and their impact in education and the nation.

Now meet just a few of HSF’s fabulous Sponsors that were in attendance: Toyota, Coca-Cola, & Wells Fargo.


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Wordless Wednesday: Aquarium Memories, Then & Now

Wordless Wednesday: Aquarium Memories, Then & Now

By: Erin

One place that has always had a special place in my heart is the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific.   I volunteered there when it first opened back in 1998, I was a junior in high school. So here are a few photographs of me during my volunteer days there and at a special volunteer appreciation event that they had for us as well as some from a recent trip to the aquarium. I hope you enjoy the fishies and these aquarium memories as much as I do!

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems.

Their vision over at the Aquarium of the Pacific is to create an aquarium that is dedicated to conserving and building Natural Capital (Nature and Nature’s services) by building Social Capital (the interactions between and among peoples).

The Aquarium of the Pacific is just one of the amazing places to go when visiting Long Beach in beautiful Southern California!



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