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Hispanic Unity Receives $1.6 Million for Center for Working Families Program  

Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF), a South Florida-based community organization announced today a  grant of more than $1 million from The Jim Moran Foundation to fund the Center for Working Families (CWF) program over the next three years. The organization also announced a $555,000 grant from United Way of Broward County for the same program, also for a three-year period.

Hispanic Unity's President/CEO, Josie Bacallao, along with former US Treasurer, Anna Cabral and Prudential executives were on a recent panel speaking about Prudential's Hispanic American Financial Study. The panel was part of a live stream press conference and media interview on the topic. 

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Josie Bacallao, President/CEO Hispanic Unity 

Anna Cabral, Former U.S. Treasurer

Hispanic Unity, through a partnership with Broward Regional Health Planning Council, is now a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and designated Certified Application Counselor (“CAC”) organization. Two Certified Application Counselors assist clients in navigating the Health Marketplace. We work with them to create an account, explore, pick a plan and apply for healthcare.  The application deadline is March 31, 2014. 

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On October 14, Hispanic Unity of Florida’s (HUF) Unity 4Teens before/after school program participants will take over the City of Hollywood Commission Chamber. During a mock commission meeting the students will represent city commissioners, as well as citizens, debating the merits of anti-gun violence legislation.  The project called, TAGS United: “Teens Against Gun Shots” is a civic engagement project created as a memorial to Daniel Torres,  a student who lost his life to gun violence.  

Hollywood, FL – Hispanic Unity’s Entrepreneur Summit 2013, which was recently held at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, was a successful day-long learning and networking event which offered emerging entrepreneur and established business owners access to an array of seasoned experts and educational resources.

Attendees included a mix of business-owners, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, economic development specialists, small business experts, educational institutions, media and corporate partners and others interested in entrepreneurship. The third annual event offered excellent networking opportunities, from the Power Networking session with marketing guru, Michelle Villalobos to workshops on Venture Capital and Social Entrepreneurship, the attendees received a variety of tips and resources to help their businesses flourish.

QUÉ: Cumbre Empresarial 2013 (Entrepreneur Summit 2013) organizada por Hispanic Unity.  Preeminente evento empresarial del Sur de la Florida para los empresarios emergentes y establecidos.

QUIÉN: El público asistente a la Cumbre consiste en empresarios, emprendedores, compañías “Fortune 500”, especialistas en desarrollo económico, empleados gubernamentales, expertos en pequeñas empresas, agentes de procuramiento, instituciones educacionales, socios mediáticos y corporativos, así como otras partes interesadas en el área de las iniciativas comerciales.

HOLLYWOOD, Florida -- Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF) today announced it has been awarded a $94,540 grant from State Farm through its Youth Advisory Board. The grant will support the agency’s Unity 4Teens afterschool program at Apollo Middle School (Hollywood, FL). The project’s name is “STEM in the Garden;” and will provide youth an opportunity to design a project using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).There will be a special check presentation celebrating the launch of the program at Apollo Middle School on November 15th at 4:00 pm.

October 28, 2013 - HOLLYWOOD, FL – Celebrities and community leaders will be gracing Hispanic Unity of Florida’s 30th Anniversary Gala and fundraiser Noche De Estrellas, on Saturday, September 22nd, at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida (3555 South Ocean Drive), beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Among the evening’s highlights will be Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees and international superstars, Emilio and Gloria Estefan.  

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Eugenio R. Torres, Founder of Hispanic Unity
shares HUF’s early years in his:
MEMORIES of FLORIDA

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Hispanic Unity of Florida: Client Stories

Hispanic Unity was founded more than 34 years ago by community leaders to ease the acculturation transition for newcomers from other nations. Today this nonprofit provides assistance through 12 programs and 30+ services, in four languages, to Broward's diverse community. Hispanic Unity remains the county's largest agency dedicated to the immigrant population, providing them with the tools they need to build a new life. In 2015, the agency served 17,000+ clients, from toddlers to adults.