The Hispanic League
Established in 1992 to foster diversity and raise awareness by serving as a liaison between the non-Hispanic and Hispanic communities. The Hispanic League a 501(c)3 non-profit organization strives to improve the quality of life for Hispanics/Latinos through promoting community inclusion, education, health and multicultural understanding. For more information about the Hispanic League, to learn about upcoming events, become a member, volunteer, make a donation or stay connected with the local Hispanic/Latino community, email Mari Jo Turner firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336.770.1228.
The Hispanic League facilitates education for Hispanic students through the ESL Middle School Achievers Program and the Scholarship Program.
The Middle School Achievers Program provides motivational speakers to ESL students at 7 local middle schools, where approximately 900 students participate and 64 students receive incentive awards for their achievements and improvements.
The Scholarship Program awards $2,000, $3,000, $4,000 and $5,000 annual scholarships to outstanding Hispanic students who are current or former Forsyth County ELL students. This program culminates at the annual Spanish Nite Gala, where the community recognizes the recipients. Since 2000, the Hispanic League has awarded 286 scholarships worth over $575,000.
The Hispanic League promotes multicultural understanding each fall at Fiesta and 2012 was the 20th Anniversary year of our Winston-Salem community tradition. With an average attendance of over 20,000 people celebrating diversity, Hispanic heritage, and cross-cultural understanding, it is the largest one-day Hispanic street festival in the Triad. This year it will be September 24th, 2016.
The Hispanic League partners with more than ten community organizations to provide educational programming and assistance to the Hispanic community.
A sample includes WS/FC Library, International Center of Forsyth Tech, YMCA Camp High Hopes, YMCA Hispanic Achievers, Christmas Giving, BOOKMARKS, WS/FC School System, Community Care Center and others to provide services free of charge.
What are the benefits of membership?
You can help in our many endeavors by becoming a member of the Hispanic League. Members make a commitment toward multicultural understanding through participation in Hispanic League sponsored events and activities. Members are automatically eligible to join Members Credit Union, Allegacy or Truliant Federal Credit Unions. Additionally benefits include discounts on merchant services such as $250 off a purchase of a vehicle from Modern Nissan as well as local restaurant discounts. The annual members’ meeting is held in January each year.
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- Spanish Nite April 16, 2016
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