Get ready for the holidays, network with members of the most established Latino Professional Organizations in the Bay Area and help give back to those families in need.
This year, LAM, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE SF), National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA SF), ALPFA San Francisco, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers, Latinos in Finance, UC Berkeley Chicano Latino Alumni Assoc, Latino Startup Alliance(LSA) along with City of Oakland Mayor’s Office, Global America, Mission Cultural Center, Mama Art Cafe are partnering to collect as many toys and books for families in the Mission District. Donations will benefit Arriba Juntos‘ Annual Posada.
Bring toys, puzzles, books, anything that will make children happy during the holidays! Note: Toys need to be safe for children 12 years and younger.
Feel motivated to help even more? Print out a flyer to put at your workplace and ask your co-workers for donations!
Highlights of the event include:
- Networking reception co-hosted by over six Latino Professional Organizations.
- Live guitar performance by Gabriel Navia.
- Toy/Book fundraiser benefiting Arriba Juntos‘ Annual Posada
- Raffles with cool prizes including a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, and much more!
Event is Presented by
Verizon is a global leader delivering innovative communications and technology solutions that improve the way our customers live, work and play.
H&R Block, Inc. is the world’s largest consumer tax services provider. More than 625 million tax returns have been prepared worldwide by and through H&R Block since 1955.
Torres Law Group is a multi cultural-multi lingual firm located in the heart of downtown Oakland. Approaching its ten year anniversary in March 2014, TLG represents clients in personal injury, criminal defense, family law and bankruptcy cases Principal Roseann Torres started the firm after working in San Joaquin County as a Deputy County Counsel and Deputy District Attorney, and recognized the need for Spanish speaking attorneys representing private citizens involved in civil and criminal cases. Torres Law Group serves the entire Bay Area offering legal services in a personalized and collaborative manner.
About Audio SF
Audio SF is one of the newest and hottest venues in San Francisco. With a nod to the past but an eye to the future, Audio combines state of the art lighting and sound with a retro aesthetic reminiscent of a ’70s Cadillac. Find out more at http://audiosf.com
About Arriba Juntos
Arriba Juntos is a community based non-profit employment and training organization that was founded in 1965. We are dedicated to promoting economic self-sufficiency for all San Franciscans and their families. Every year we assist and support thousands of families and individuals through our many programs and supportive services. They support their clients’ achievement of sustainable productivity by advancing their educational and professional prospects.
For more information about this year’s posada to be held on December 23rd, clickLaPosada2013eventflyer.
Event is co-hosted by:
LAM Network is a multi-platform network connecting Latino professionals online and in person. Through a social media network and inspiring events, LAM creates strong and dynamic opportunities for like-minded individuals to foster valuable relationships. LAM is an exclusive community of influencers, highly educated, affluent Latinos engaging and interacting in social, educational and political advocacy activities. For more information, visit http://www.lam-network.com
The SF Bay Area SHPE chapter was founded in 1983. The national organization, SHPE was originally founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. SF Bay Area SHPE re-enforces its reputation as a vital Hispanic organization by its social responsibility to be involved in education, business, and community outreach.
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in1988. Widely known as the “Premier Hispanic Organization,” NSHMBA serves 32 chapters and 8,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.
Latino Startup Alliance‘s mission is to encourage the inspiration and cultivation of U.S. Latino led technology startup ventures by providing a strong support network of fellow entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, & mentors.
ALPFA is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students with chapters nationwide and over 20,000 members. ALPFA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building leadership and career skills. ALPFA is a non-profit entity registered with the Internal Revenue Service. Membership is open to anyone who shares our values, vision, and mission.
San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association is a nonprofit resource for and advocates on the behalf of the Latino legal community in the Bay Area. With multiple active committees and a number of annual events, SFLRLA provides attorneys with a number of opportunities to network, engage in advocacy, and give back to their communities. In addition to promoting the diversification of the legal profession, SFLRLA’s work fosters the exchange of ideas and information among members of the legal profession, the judiciary and the community that enable reform in the law necessary to the administration of justice. Our biggest event of the year is Noche de Gala, a dinner to raise scholarships for law students who work at public interest organizations during the summer.
Latinos in Finance.
UC Berkeley Chicano Latino Alumni Association. CLAA is committed to maintaining Cal’s tradition of academic excellence through diversity by providing a mechanism for all to network as professionals, share ideas & resources that foster stewardship & mentorship for Chicano/Latino students. We strive to create an expanding force of alumni throughout the state who are committed to maintaining ties with the larger Cal community, as well as provide valuable support in recruiting and graduating Chicano/Latino students.
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people. MCCLA makes the arts accessible as an essential element to the community’s development and well-being.
Mayor Jean Quan
is the first woman and the first Asian American to be elected Mayor of Oakland. A woman of many firsts, she was the first Asian American woman elected to the Oakland School Board and to the Oakland City Council. She is the first Chinese American woman mayor of a major US City. Mayor Quan is focused on elevating the profile of Oakland to the world, bringing in new investment and supporting the growth of local businesses for a stronger economy and to decrease unemployment and crime. Additionally, she has worked hard to develop a healthy city budget and reform City Hall, making it more efficient, transparent and an innovative model city. For more information, please click here
Global America provides a platform for artists to commercialize their work and make it affordable to the masses and every one interested in Culture and the Arts. For more info, visit http://www.globalamerica.org
Mamá Art Cafe is dedicated to the exhibition of local and international artists and New Eden Projects* presentations of music and poetry. Mamá Art Cafe offers specialty fair-trade organic coffee and spices from around the world. While our primary audience originates in San Francisco, Mamá Art Cafe aims to reach a larger global community through this online space.