THANK YOU to everyone that came out in support of the 28th Annual Portraits of Success Awards Luncheon and Youth Leadership Conference. It was an amazing event with close to 200 local high school students participated and received valuable mentorship and inspiration to find success in the classroom and beyond during the morning leadership conference. Over 400 community members, leaders, and supporters joined us for the Luncheon. If you missed it, the Hispanic Development corporation was honored to recognize the 2013 Portraits of Success Award recipients for their professional achievements, contributions to the community, and leadership impact:
Chandra Lopez Brooks
***** Nominations for the 2014 Portraits of Success Award Recipients are now being accepted through June 30, 2014. Please click on nominations to download the form. Please call 408.280.5111 for assistance. *****
ABOUT the Hispanic Development Corporation (HDC)
The HDC was formed for the purposes of becoming a vehicle through which the Hispanic community can unite to advance, access, consolidate and influence the resources that will provide for its development and enrichment. The Hispanic Development Corporation (HDC) was first organized in 1984-1986 by Leonard Ramirez along with other co-founders.
The Mission of the Hispanic Development Corporation (HDC) is to advance the community by encouraging the development of its members through philanthropic and Corporate participation; volunteerism; charitable and civic participation; education and leadership opportunities; economic, business, health, and professional opportunities, and cultural awareness.
Through a variety community support & collaboration efforts, the Youth Success Workshop Series, & the signature Portraits of Success™ event, HDC strives to accomplish its mission throughout the year. Cultural awareness and opportunities for recognizing individuals that exemplify the purpose of HDC are provided through the Annual Portraits of Success™ Recognition Luncheon held during Hispanic Heritage Month in September.
The Hispanic Youth Leadership Conference also provides the opportunity for high school students to meet the annual recipients being honored along with professional mentors that continue to encourage higher education, cultural identity, community engagement, and a path to success. Over the past eighteen years, approximately four thousand (4,000) local Latino students have participated and many have returned as mentors and/or volunteers.