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The HHF has been awarded the NSHMBA Brilliante Award for Not-for




    Youth Leaders in Area of Science Technology Engineering and Math to be Recognized for Serving as Role

    Models in Classroom, Community, and Workforce with Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2010 Latino Magazine, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), ExxonMobil,

    Dept of Energy and other supporters will be hosting Nuestro Futuro: The Latino Education Conference on

    STEM to encourage emerging Latinos to enter to the STEM fields (Science Technology Engineering and Math) during a one-day conference on April 1, 2010 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. Top Latino leadership in

    the STEM fields will speak and during a special lunch ceremony, the second annual LOFT (Latinos on Fast Track) Awards will be presented to two Latinos who have made an impact in the classroom, community and workforce.

    For 12 years the Hispanic Heritage Foundation has identified, inspired, prepared and positioned young Latino leaders in the STEM fields,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. “In partnership with ExxonMobil

    we have focused on meeting America’s priorities in education and workforce development for young Latinos and the priority is STEM. In light of the burgeoning Latino population, we represent the workforce of the future. I applaud Latino Magazine, ExxonMobil, Dept of Energy and other supporters for their vision in trying to provide America with a strong pool of talent from which to choose in the STEM fields. This conference will show that our future is bright when we honor two young Latinos with the LOFT Awards.”

     HHF’s approach to creating a pipeline of talented emerging Latino professionals in STEM is three-pronged. HHF

    has created sustainable pipeline of Latino leadership who are leveraged as human capitol to positively affect others through the following: Youth programs (Youth Awards, Mi Project, Speakers Bureau, Mi Mentors); Workforce program (Latinos on Fast Track, Mi Mentors); Public Awareness (Hispanic Heritage Awards, social

    media campaign Mi Cultura, and special events.)

LOFT (Latinos on Fast Track) The nine-year-old workforce development program was created by HHF in

    partnership with Hispanic College Fund to systematically identify, prepare, place and retain a vetted group of emerging Latino professionals on a management track in the STEM fields to bolster America’s workforce. LOFT

    has provided thousands of candidates to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. LOFT is unique because of:

    ; Selective Identification HHF’s Youth Awards and HCF’s Scholars serve as the main feeder programs

    (network includes more than 75,000 members ranging in ages 18-25);

    ; Preparation industry-specific orientations, on-line tutorials and materials; workshops; interview prep;

    resume writing; and webcasts from Latino experts in fields

    ; Facilitation LOFT-facilitated mentoring guidance to provide ongoing support and communication;

    ; Retention consistent follow up with candidates working toward full-time hires on a management track;

    ; Measurement informal surveys and reporting;

    ; Sustainability regional and national special events including conferences and career fairs, social

    networks, on-line sharing of experiences and knowledge, webinars, leadership training, workshops;

    Latino Magazine will also feature breakout panel discussions and addresses by top Hispanic leaders in the space of STEM. The conference will end with a Town Hall briefing by Washington influencers on the issue of STEM.

Please visit for more information on how to support Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

    Contact: Maria Esmeralda Paguaga, 202.861.9797,


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