Hispanic Access Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Oscar Hernandez, a MANO Project alumnus with the US Fish & Wildlife Service Midwest Region at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge (MVNWR). This past winter, MVNWR welcomed Hernandez to the team as a full-time Park Ranger for the refuge.
Recently, as part of the inaugural Latino Advocacy Week, I had the privilege to virtually witness Latino advocates from all around California share inspiring stories, from being the first in their family to run for office, to fighting against oil and gas drilling near their homes.
Scholarship to Award 50 Select Recipients with $500 Each
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Hispanic Access Foundation has launched the application for its “Our DREAMS Scholarship.” Through the scholarship, HAF will award as many as 50 recipients $500 each in monetary relief for filing or renewal fees for their DACA, TPS applications. To be applicable to apply, you need to be eligible for DACA, TPS, or be undocumented while attending undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees in an acredited United States college or university.
California Latinos Show Overwhelming Support for Protecting Public Lands and Addressing Climate Change
LOS ANGELES – A statewide survey of California voters, commissioned by the nonprofit Hispanic Access Foundation and conducted by David Binder Research, finds that even in the midst of economic challenges posed by the pandemic, an overwhelming majority of voters overall (89%) and Latino voters (92%) believe investments should still be made to protect California’s land, water, and wildlife. The poll also found that Latino voter support for proposals to help achieve that investment and address the climate crisis outpaced that of the overall voting public.
Hispanic Leadership Network members have found themselves on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing spiritual, emotional, and physical support to their congregants and community. Through prayer, a listening ear, and even dropping off groceries or medicine for those in quarantine, they’ve served their community, even while feeling the effects of secondary trauma, such as fatigue and anxiety. Perhaps the seminary did not prepare them for this type of frontline work, but their pastoral hearts have driven them to ensure all those around them are cared for spiritually, emotionally and physically.
As we close out Latino Advocacy Week, Hispanic Access Foundation’s Oceans Advisory Council Member David Riera shares with us his experience and motivation in advocacy efforts. The Oceans Advisory Council works on ocean conservation efforts in the way of research, advocacy efforts, and community engagement. David is a United States Marine Combat Veteran and First Generation Afro-Hispanic college graduate who is driven daily to tackle various social and environmental issues like environmental racism, shark finning, deforestation, deep sea/coastal mining, and other water rights challenges.
As I near the end of my six-month RA program, I feel as though I've noticed the hints of loneliness starting to creep in.
Held on April 4, 2019, this webinar explored issues around public lands, water and climate, and identifies the health, economic and cultural impact on Latino communities.
August 25, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and to commemorate the occasion, we're looking back at the effort to protect the California desert, which resulted in three new national monuments.
Land, Water y Comunidad explores the relationship Latinos across the nation have with Land and Water Conservation Fund sites – what it means to them, how they enjoy them and the impact it would have if these lands weren’t available.