Welcome to the October Newsletter! We’ve had a busy few months preparing for all the amazing programming coming up in the Fall and Winter months. We kicked off our Hispanic Heritage Month with a volunteer activity in partnership with Junior Achievement of New England’s CEO and ALPFA lifetime member, Radhames Nova. This was an enriching and rewarding experience where 37 ALPFA members, pictured above, participated in teaching Junior Achievement programs in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and workforce readiness to 410 K-5 Boston Public School students at the James Otis Elementary School in East Boston, where 72% of the students are Latino. I was very excited to team up on this event where we are bringing Latino role models to our youth, who need it the most. One of my goals this year was to expand ALPFA’s reach beyond college students, and start working closely with Elementary, Middle and High school students. We hope to make this an annual event, so join us next time!
We are very excited to be hosting our Student Summit and Healthcare Summit. Please look at the video (add link to Video) that Caro Ruiz and I had the pleasure of recording on Urban Update with our great friends on Channel 7, Alberto Vasallo. If you are a High School or College student you can’t miss this amazing event, filled with excellent keynote speakers and Latino Professionals from various industries in a TED Talk style conversation. This will be followed by a career fair – so students bring your Resumes.
As we begin to wrap up the year and start planning for 2018, I continue to ask you to provide us with your feedback of what you like ALPFA Boston to focus on. Take the survey if you haven’t completed it yet. Your input help us create a more vibrant and enriching program calendar for all of our members to enjoy.
I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and to celebrate the end of year with us at our Holiday Mixer to be celebrated on December 7 at La Fabrica.