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Partnering with local colleges, youth and artists to expand their efforts in personal and professional development.

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HALL OF FAME

Recognizing individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution and impact to the community and the Hispanic Festival, Inc.

HFI SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Through our commitment to the community, we give back, improve and achieve success in making an impactful difference to society.

HFI CULTURAL AWARENESS

Understanding the characteristics of the various Hispanic cultures including diversity and inclusion through events, presentations and collaborations.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

  • HFI believes that bright, motivated people can create future opportunities for both the Hispanic Festival and the community.
    • Partnered with SIUE to bring personal development through volunteerism. 
    • Created “Latinx Arts Network” to encourage dialogue and support for the Hispanic Arts through professional development.
 

HALL OF FAME

  • Dia de los Reyes – HFI partners with El Chico Bakery and other organizations to bring a community outreach to Cherokee Street serving children and their families with free clothing, groceries, toys, crafts, food and drink.
  • College Scholarships – HFI awards up to 2 college scholarships to a deserving student.
  • Adopting under privileged families during the holidays.
  • Partner with local professional groups to volunteer in the community,
 
  • Every year HFI awards a “Recognition of Service”.Past recipients include:
    • El Chico Bakery – First Panaderia in St. Louis and one of the first Hispanic businesses to open on Cherokee Street
    • Andy Quinones – Police Officer and Assistant to the Mayor of Florissant
    • Amanda Sanchez – Guatemalan Artist
    • Hilda Nisttahuz – One of the founding members of the Hispanic Festival, Inc.
    • Jaime Tovar – Professional musician from Panama

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

 

CULTURAL AWARENESS

  • Connect with local schools and school districts to bring cultural awareness including St. Joseph’s School in Cottleville, Eureka High School, Fort Zumwalt School District, Greenville Illinois High School, St. Louis Public Schools

  • Collaborate with area organizations including St. Louis County Library, senior citizen programs, St. Louis Club Atletico, St. Louis Ambush Soccer and Tres Reyes

  • Participate in corporate diversity events and panel discussions

  • Develop Hispanic artist programs with St. Louis Art Museum and Missouri History Museum