LULAC’s programs revitalize Hispanic neighborhoods from within by creating innovative grassroots programs in over 1,000 Hispanic communities served by LULAC Councils.
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2021 Healthy Communities Stipend
Deadline Extended to March 26, 2021
In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Partnering and Communicating Together to Act Against AIDS (PACT), LULAC invites you to apply to the 2019 Healthy Communities Act Against AIDS Stipend Opportunity in order to host an HIV/AIDS awareness event in your community.
Latinos are the second-highest minority affected by HIV and in 2016 accounted for over 24% of new diagnoses in the United States. Through this funding opportunity, 6 sites will be awarded $$1,500 each and will have the opportunity to host an HIV/AIDS awareness event that will provide free HIV testing to their local community while combating the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community.
Deadline to apply: March 26, 2021.
For more information on this stipend opportunity and to download the packet please visit, www.lulac.org/salud/opportunities/.
Ford Driving Dreams Program
Closes April 15, 2021
Ford Driving Dreams Mental Health & Wellbeing Grants DEADLINE: April 15, 2021
LULAC, in collaboration with Ford Motor Company Fund, seeks to bridge the gap in access to mental health resources for high school students and their families to support their educational efforts and overall wellbeing.
Together, they are offering LULAC councils in the Ford Driving Dreams Network with $2,000 grants to address the mental health impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic among students between the ages of 13 to 18 and their families. Each awarded council will be responsible for hosting three (3) professionally-led mental health sessions. Sessions are intended to address the mental health challenges faced by students and provide guidance for developing coping strategies and help build a support system that includes peers, teachers, and family members.
Learn more at www.lulac.org/ford or email MCossio@LULAC.org.
Closes April 30, 2021
Latina LEADS DEADLINE: April 30, 2021
On behalf of LULAC and Spectrum, we invite you to apply for the Latina LEADS program. This one-year initiative will provide Hispanic middle school girls with a STEAM-focused curriculum with educational lessons, interactive activities, keynote speakers, academic and career guidance, leadership development, and more!
We are seeking site partners to help host and implement the Latina LEADS program. Eight (8) partner sites will be awarded a $5,000 grant each to support the implementation of the program curriculum from August 2021 to June 2022. Through this initiative, LULAC and Spectrum will support efforts to increase female, Hispanic representation in STEAM fields of study and careers.
Learn more at www.lulac.org/LatinaLEADS or email MCossio@LULAC.org.
Coming Soon Mid-April 2021
LULAC Conexiones is designed to train, motivate, and inspire young adults, especially those of Hispanic descent, to succeed in the technology sector.
This program will assist high school students in becoming familiar with broadband, introducing the internet and digital citizenship safely and ethically through community-oriented centers and educational partners, and virtual platforms. This program will demonstrate the benefits of digital citizenship and create positive technology habits that will be used in everyday activities. By targeting middle and high school-aged students and their parents or guardians who will simultaneously be able to participate in monthly workshops to cover safety topics LULAC hopes to expand awareness of internet safety and highlight the benefits and opportunities to connect to the internet.
Learn more at www.lulac.org/conexiones
Latina Entrepreneur Academy
Coming Soon - Late April 2021
The Latina Entrepreneur Academy is a part of LULAC’s Women’s Empowerment (WE) Initiative designed to train, motivate, and inspire women, especially those of Hispanic descent, to build their own businesses or enhance their existing ones. The academy will provide a series of informational sessions on various topics that will better prepare women entering the world of entrepreneurship. Through this initiative, we hope to nurture this entrepreneurial spirit and provide support to driven Latinas who seek to launch and/or expand business endeavors.
Learn more at www.lulac.org/academy