Volunteers gear up for Convención Hispana
On April 11, 2013, the Hispanic Roundtable hosted over 100 guests at YOLO in Battery Park to kick-off the Convención Hispana 2013 to be held on October 19, 2013 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland.
The kick-off reception served to encourage the energy and enthusiasm of its volunteers who work diligently over the course of three years to plan this event. Last year’s event attracted over 2,000 people.
Convención Hispana is spearheaded through the work of four volunteer-led committees focusing in the areas of education, empowerment, health, and workforce & economic development. The event serves as a vehicle for the collaboration of our Greater Cleveland Hispanic community organizations, partners and leaders while promoting the mission of the Hispanic Roundtable.
“We invite not only Hispanics, but anyone in the broader community interested in Hispanic issues. Our doors are open,” says José Feliciano, chairman of the Hispanic Roundtable.
The work of the Convención Hispana has brought forth the development of many outstanding organizations in the Hispanic community, including: Esperanza (a non-profit organization focused on Hispanic education issues), the Hispanic Business Association, the Hispanic Senior Center, the Hispanic Domestic Violence Program, and the Hispanic Contractors Association.
As part of the education initiatives to encourage youth to attend college, there will be an essay contest for high school students with scholarship awards of up to $1000. In addition, community leadership awards will be presented with nominations coming from the community and the Convención Hispana process.
The Hispanic Roundtable is a not for profit organization whose mission is to act as a catalyst to empower the Latino community to become full partners in economic, education, political, civic and social life of Greater Cleveland.