The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a national organization aimed at changing lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential and impact the world through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Today, SHPE has over 10,000 members and 250 chapters across the nation. SHPE hosts the largest Hispanic technical conference in the nation annually.
This year's SHPE National Conference will bring together STEM leaders and industry experts together to Indianapolis October 30-November 3rd.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with more than 5,000 professionals and students, including more than 200 organizations, including Fortune 500 companies!
Association of Latino
Professionals in Finance and
Accounting (ALPFA) is the
leading professional association
dedicated to enhancing
opportunities for Latinos in the
accounting, finance and related
professions. ALPFA is a not-for-profit
entity registered with the
Internal Revenue Service.
Membership is open to anyone who
shares our values, mission, and
principles. ALPFA currently has
34 chapters and over 7,000
members in the United States.
ALPFA currently has 34 chapters
and over 7,000 members in the
ALPFA creates opportunities,
adds value, builds relationships
for its members, the community
and its business partners while
expanding Latino Leadership in
the global workforce.
The Association of Latino
Professionals in Finance and
Accounting (ALPFA) will hold its
Annual Convention August 10 -
14, in Phoenix, Arizona. The
annual event is geared towards
professionals and students in
accounting, finance, IT and
related professions. The four-day
event provides opportunities to
learn, network and join the
growing success of ALPFA.
mission of the Congressional
Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
is to develop the next
generation of Latino leaders.
CHCI seeks to accomplish its
mission by offering educational
and leadership development
programs, services, and
activities that promote the
growth of participants as
effective professionals and
The Congressional Hispanic
Caucus (CHC) was organized in
1976 by five Hispanic
Congressmen Herman Badillo (NY),
Baltasar Corrada (PR), E. "Kika"
de la Garza (TX), Henry B.
Gonzalez (TX), and Edward Roybal
(CA), to monitor legislative and
other government activity that
affects Hispanics. The founders'
goal was to work in conjunction
with other groups, both inside
and outside Congress, to
strengthen the Federal
commitment to Hispanic citizens
and heighten the Hispanic
community's awareness of the
operation and function of the
American political system.
Hispanic College Fund is the
product of a dedicated group of
Hispanic businessmen and women
who were inspired to respond to
the alarming growth in the
number of talented Hispanic
students who could not afford a
college education. This call to
action was precipitated by a
compelling letter to the editor
published in November 1990, in
Hispanic Business magazine in
which a student described his
disillusionment in seeking
financial aid from chief
executive officers profiled in
the magazine. Several concerned
Hispanic CEOs who read the same
letter responded by offering to
help support the creation of the
Hispanic College Fund.
The Hispanic College Fund’s mission is to educate and
develop the next generation of
Hispanic professionals. Our
scholarship programs focus on
developing Latino youth who are
pursuing undergraduate degrees
in business, science,
engineering, technology and math.
The Mission of the Hispanic National Bar Association
To serve as the national voice for the concerns and opinions of Hispanics in the community generally, and in the legal profession in particular.
To promote the recruitment and retention of Hispanics in law schools and provide them with financial assistance.
To develop mechanisms to facilitate the exchange of information among Hispanics involved in all segments of the legal profession.
To conduct conventions and seminars in order to provide continuing legal education for attorneys and foster the exchange of ideas and information among its members.
To provide testimony before Congress, state legislatures and executive agencies on issues of concern to Hispanics.
To work with other bar associations, governmental agencies and community groups to achieve greater involvement in and understanding of the American legal system by the national Hispanic community.
Hispanic Women's Corporation (HWC)
was founded in 1981 as a result
of a series of meetings among
concerned Latina women. What
began as a casual association
evolved into intense discussions.
Their shared experiences sparked
the recognition that Latina
women have unique social and
cultural challenges and
opportunities. Together, they
used their diverse backgrounds
in corporations, government, and
educational institutions to
develop a mechanism to empower
the Hispanic Women's Corporation
HWC is a model organization, a
nationally recognized 501(c)(3)
non-profit corporation known for
being a proactive leader in the
development of Latina women. HWC
empowers Latina women through
its commitment to the culture by
promoting education, community
advancement and leadership
development for the improvement
of our cultural quality of life.
HWC will be the primary conduit
of information and opportunities
to benefit the community and
instill lasting results toward
our future. HWC is also a proud
affiliate of the National
Council of La Raza (NCLR).
Business Association (LBA),
established in 1976 as a private
nonprofit organization, is the
one of the nation's largest
organization representing the
issues and concerns of Latino
The primary purpose of the LBA
is to promote the growth of
Latino-owned businesses by
educational workshops, and
formulating effective advocacy
programs. The LBA provides
services to its members in order
to help them be successful and
competitive. It also encourages
and facilitates networking among
Hispanic business leaders, and
recognizes and celebrates
success within the community.
The LBA works to provide
entrepreneurs with information
about and access to workshops,
seminars, and programs developed
for small business. In addition,
it helps to facilitate
communication amongst Hispanic-owned
businesses, corporate America,
financial institutions, and
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
- the largest national Hispanic
civil rights and advocacy
organization in the United
States - works to improve
opportunities for Hispanic
Americans. Through its network
of nearly 300 affiliated
community-based organizations (CBOs),
NCLR reaches millions of
Hispanics each year in 41 states,
Puerto Rico, and the District of
Columbia. To achieve its mission,
NCLR conducts applied research,
policy analysis, and advocacy,
providing a Latino perspective
in five key areas - assets/investments,
education, employment and
economic status, and health. In
addition, it provides capacity-building
assistance to its Affiliates who
work at the state and local
level to advance opportunities
for individuals and families.
Founded in 1968, NCLR is a
private, nonprofit, nonpartisan,
headquartered in Washington, DC.
NCLR serves all Hispanic
subgroups in all regions of the
country and has operations in
Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles,
New York, Phoenix, Sacramento,
San Antonio, and San Juan,
The National Hispanic Corporate Council is a non-profit organization working with corporate America since 1985 to provide its member companies a multi-layered approach and resources to effectively maximize the diversity of the Hispanic market. The NHCC offers programs such as the Corporate Executive Leadership Program, bi-annual conferences focusing on supplier diversity, marketing, community relations, human resources and procurement within the foundation of corporate social responsibility as well bringing the learning to your desktop with a series of webinars on Leveraging Affinity Groups, Conversations with the C-Suite and Lunch-n-Learns with subject matter experts.
mission is "to develop Hispanas
as ethical world leaders through
building and community and world
activism." NHLI has developed a
four-week intensive leadership
training program which spans
nine months and is implemented
in four different cities in the
This program is of high quality,
innovative and substantive. As
such, it looks to recruit
participants who are diverse,
talented and accomplished. It
complements and builds upon
other training programs by
integrating personal growth with
formal courses of study. The
dynamic curriculum allows
participants to put their
talents into action through
emphasis on personal strengths
and management of personal
weaknesses. By examining how as
Hispanics and women they have
historically looked at community
issues, participants prepare to
reach out and build bridges with
other groups of society.
A pioneering social media organization, Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web.
LATISM, the largest organization for Latino and Latina engaged in social media, is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community.
National Hispanic Sales Network (NHSN) advances the careers of Hispanic sales and marketing professionals by leveraging the strengths and value of this bicultural, bilingual community.
NHSN creates a community where sales and marketing talent can develop professionally and strengthen their networks. NHSN empowers the Latino professional community by providing specialized training events and unique career-building resources, such as the National Conference and Career Fair (www.nhsnconference.com).
In addition, NHSN serves as a link between sales & marketing talent and organizations that recognize their value.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), the only national educational association representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents approximately 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain.
HACU conferences and special events provide a vital platform for advocacy, information, collaboration, and recognition. These events include a Capitol Forum in Washington, D.C., HACU’s Annual Conference and a Biennial International Conference.
Thousands of young Hispanics have benefited from federal and corporate internships offered through the HACU National Internship Program and a variety of HACU scholarship opportunities.
The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, with nearly 2.4 million members operating in nearly 14,000 communities worldwide. The American Legion is dedicated to four pillars of service: veterans, youth, defense and Americanism. It is a grassroots organization with volunteer leadership dedicated to the welfare of their communities.
The Legion is active in employment and business advocacy for veterans and their families, as well as the continued strengthening of education benefits through the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The American Legion also testifies on Capitol Hill in support of legislation beneficial to veterans, the troops, youth and other issues.
Founded in 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation representing 16 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.
Collectively, the coalition members reflect the voice of more than 46.6 million Hispanics living in the United States and Puerto Rico, serving those diverse communities through advocacy, education, representation, assistance, capacity building, public policy support, resource development, and the exertion of political influence. HACR Coalition Members work with more than 1,500 affiliate community-based organizations serving the Hispanic community in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, including more than 450 institutions of higher learning enrolling three out of every four U.S. Hispanic college students, and 400 publications with a combined circulation of more than 10 million.
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation’s entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 220 major corporations.
The USHCC’s core mission is to:
- Implement and strengthen national programs that assist the economic development of Hispanic firms.
- Increase access to strategic business networks and partnerships between major U.S. companies and Hispanic-owned businesses.
- Promote international trade between Hispanic businesses in the U.S. and Latin America.
- Influence legislation, policies and programs that affect the Hispanic business community.
- Provide technical assistance to Hispanic business associations and entrepreneurs.
National Sales Network (NSN) was founded in 1992 by a group of Sales and Sales Management professionals in Newark, New Jersey.
Since its inception, the organization has experienced explosive growth. Seventeen chapters have been established nationwide in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, NY/NY, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, South Florida, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington DC.
In September of 1996 the organization conducted its first national conference in Somerset, NJ. Since that time conferences have been held in: Chicago 1997, Philadelphia 1998, Washington DC 1999, Atlanta 2000, Houston 2002, Detroit 2003, Dallas 2004, Chicago 2005, Atlanta 2006, Washington DC 2007, Atlanta 2009, Orlando 2010, Houston 2011, Baltimore 2012, and Chicago 2013. We are looking forward to Dallas in 2014.
HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) is a premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives who have built outstanding careers in information technology. HITEC’s premiere network spans the Americas and is focused on building stronger technology and executive leaders, leadership teams, corporations, and role models in a rapidly changing, flatter, and information technology centric world. These global leaders include executives leading Global 1000 corporations while others lead some of the largest Hispanic-owned IT firms across the Americas
WIPP is a national nonpartisan public policy organization advocating on behalf of its coalition of 4.7million business women including 75 business organizations. WIPP identifies important trends and opportunities and provides a collaborative
model for the public and private sectors to increase the economic power of women-owned businesses.