Strategic Partners – Combining Knowledge and Talent
The Latino Networks Coalition (LNC) will work together to capitalize on the strength of its partnerships to support and empower our Latino community. The coalition works passionately to innovate ideas that will benefit our community by helping Latinos and Hispanics remain professionally competitive in the labor market. We will enhance our creativity with research, knowledge and talent to combine innovative ideas while leveraging resources to create new and effective solutions and programs that give us a competitive advantage.
ARTS & EDUCATION
BALLET HISPANICO: From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, Ballet Hispanico has grown into a world-class institution. Recognized for her achievements by the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest cultural honor, Tina Ramirez founded Ballet Hispanico in 1970. In August 2009, Ballet Hispanico welcomed Eduardo Vilaro as its Artistic Director. Vilaro’s background in dance education and community outreach allows him to build on the company’s founding values and lead Ballet Hispanico into an artistically vibrant future.
- Eduardo Vilaro – CEO & Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico
- Visit: Ballethispanico.org
CUNY: Every year, hundreds of thousands of students – including a record 274,000 degree-credit students – choose The City University of New York for a multitude of reasons that can be summed up as one: opportunity. Providing a quality, accessible education, regardless of background or means, has been CUNY’s mission since 1847. CUNY’s combination of quality academics, remarkable affordability, financial support and the convenience of 25 modern campuses offers a remarkable educational experience
- Visit: CUNY.edu
HISPANIC FEDERATION: Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino non-profit membership organization. Founded in 1990, HF seeks to support Hispanic families and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, & the environment.
- Jose Calderon – President of Hispanic Federation
- Visit: Hispanicfederation.org
ALPFA: The Association of Latinos For America (ALPFA) mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy. ALPFA develops the next generation of Latino professionals via experiential leadership development and mentoring from senior corporate executives, whom we empower into the C-suite and onto corporate boards. ALPFA is also a proven growth accelerator for Latino entrepreneurs, helping them to build networks, access capital, and scale much more rapidly by opening the door to significant business opportunities with our more than 200 Fortune 1000 partners.
- Charlie Garcia – CEO of Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
- Visit: ALPFA.org
HACR: Founded in 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation representing 14 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Our mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions. To that end, HACR focuses on four areas of corporate social responsibility and market reciprocity: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance.
- Cid Wilson – CEO of Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
- Visit: HACR.org
HISPA: Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that mobilizes Hispanic professionals to eradicate one key reason why our youth does not pursue education: a lack of role models. Via the HISPA Role Model Program, Youth Conferences, and Corporate Visits, our volunteers emphasize the importance of academics and demonstrate that all students can overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.
- Ivonne Díaz-Claisse, PhD – Founder, President & CEO of HISPA
- Visit: HISPA.org
iHISPANO: Our mission is to provide the Latino community with a trusted professional network, which pairs members with employers who are serious about building a diverse workforce to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base. iHispano makes your job search as productive as possible, because the employers who post on our site are specifically seeking to hire aspiring Hispanic employees. Our matching technology guarantees that members will secure the very best possible match for their skills, experience and other priority criteria they have listed.
- Rudy Martinez – CEO of iHispano
- Visit: iHispano.com
HPNG: The Hispanic Professionals Networking Group provides opportunities for Hispanic professionals to grow their networks and develop their careers. HPNG hosts networking events and offers professional and personal development workshops that address Latino-specific issues. HPNG workshops include career and leadership development, financial planning and investing, real estate matters, legal matters, networking and other topics. As an event production company, HPNG also creates custom business events for clients with their own branding.
- Ali Curi – President of HPNG
- Visit: HPNG.net
PROSPANICA: Prospanica (formerly NSHMBA) commenced in 1988 with a vision to be the premier Hispanic business organization for Hispanic business professionals. Dedicated to increasing the number of Hispanics graduating with MBA’s, Prospanica opens doors for Hispanic talent by sourcing leadership positions, securing job placement and enhancing professional development. Though Hispanics with MBAs had been the sole focus, 2015 marks the year in which Prospanica extends its reach beyond the MBA community to undergraduate and high school-level students.
- Beth Marmolejos – President of Prospanica New York
- Visit: Prospanica.org
RED SHOE MOVEMENT: The first leadership development company powered by a grassroots movement of women supporting women for career success. The Red Shoe Movement (RSM) specializes in multicultural women and offers all the resources and coaching you need to take your career to the next level. RSM will help you achieve your professional dreams and aspirations. RSM helps you be you, amplified! The RSM mission is to help increase female representation at the highest levels of decision-making in all kinds of organizations.
- Mariela Dabbah, CEO & Founder of Red Shoe Movement
- Visit: Redshoemovement.com
SCIP: For almost two decades, the non-profit Selective Corporate Internship Program (SCIP) has been a pioneer in offering intensive business environment training to economically disadvantaged high school and college students in the New York metropolitan area. Partnering with Fortune 500 companies, SCIP has developed leadership training programs that allow diverse groups of highly motivated students to connect with “movers and shakers” in the corporate arena who can empower their dreams of a future with endless options.
- Monica & Miguel Mancebo – Founders of Selective Corporate Internship Program (SCIP)
- Visit: SCIPleaders.org
SHPE: The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation. SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.
- Edward Montenegro – President of Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers in New York
- Visit: SHPE.org
GLOBAL DIVERSITY & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Alberto Flores – LNC Founding Board member & President of XP Contractors, Inc. Alberto is a diversity & inclusion leader committed to driving global Latino leadership & philanthropic causes for our community.
Dr. Robert Rodriguez, PhD – President of DRR Advisors, a management and diversity consulting firm that specializes in enterprise diversity strategy planning, employee resource group optimization and Latino talent management initiatives.
- Visit: DRRadvisors.com
Kaplan Mobray – Award-winning author, thought leader, career coach and motivational speaker
- Visit: Kaplanmobray.com