SFLHCC Foundation

South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation

THE SFLHCC FOUNDATION

The SFLHCC Foundation was founded in 1995 for the purpose of providing opportunities for minority students to continue with their dreams of acquiring a good education. It serves financially disadvantaged minority students (Hispanics and African Americans) who come from financially disadvantaged families who need the financial support. It awards selected students with scholarship funds that are transferred directly to their college of choice. Funds are disbursed quarterly and students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to continue receiving funds. The Foundation is comprised of three programs that include the Education Enhancement Fellowship Program, the Scholarship Program and the Internship Program.

EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The SFLHCC in a partnership with Southwest Airlines, Capital Bank, TD Bank and Coca Cola partner to offer Miami-Dade County Public School high school students an opportunity to participate in an essay contest. The Education Enhancement Fellowship Program was designed in 2003 for disadvantaged minority high school students of Miami -Dade County Public Schools. Applicants are selected by a committee after submitting essay and undergoing a personal interview with the organization’s selection committee. The winners receive an opportunity to travel to an out-of-state conference with all expenses paid. These students must demonstrate a commitment to hard work and study. The fellowship program handles all expenses for selected students to attend several conferences with top speakers from big corporations in different states of the nation. The objective is to facilitate relationships between the business leaders and the students. In these out-of-state workshops with top company executives, students learn the basic steps to becoming business leaders and community builders by learning how to engage and contribute to the continuous growth and revitalization of their respective communities. The fellows later, once in Miami, attend workshops to speak about their experiences before the leadership of the organization demonstrating the personal and educational growth experienced. These students are provided with the necessary tools to see what it is like to be in the real business world. In the last 24 years, 190 students have benefitted from this program. Companies such as Facebook and Microsoft in Seattle have hosted students as well as Macy’s in New York, Comcast in Philadelphia and Coca Cola in Atlanta, among others. The purpose of this program is to expose students to uniquely successful business leaders and to show them different models for business achievement.

Scholarship Program

The SFLHCC Foundation’s Scholarship Program was established in 1995 for the purpose of providing educational opportunities to minority students attending Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The Foundation has granted $785,000.00 in the last 24 years. Annually, students are selected by the Education Committee of the organization and awards start at $1,000.00, $2,000.00 (depending on the GPA of students) and go up to $5,000.00. The selected students will receive funds that are transferred to the school of their choice and their grades are monitored to make sure are they are maintaining the required GPA.

Internship Program

The SFLHCC provides paid internships to students who qualify for this program. Interns are provided with an opportunity to work for two months and are paid during the internship.

SFLHCC/Southwest Airlines – Education Enhancement Fellowship Program

Scholarships and Internships
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The SFLHCC, Southwest Airlines, the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County Public Schools partner annually for its Education Enhancement Fellowship Program whereby financially disadvantaged students of Miami dade County Public Schools are selected by a committee for an opportunity to travel to an out-of-state conference with all expenses paid. These students are provided with the necessary tools to see wat it is like in the real business world. In the last 24 years, over 182 students have benefitted from this program. companies such as Facebook and Microsoft in Seattle ave hosted students as well as Macy’s in New York, Comcast in Philadelphia and Coca Cola in Atlanta, among others. The purpose of this program is to expose students to uniquely successful business leaders and to show them different models for business achievement.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The SFLHCC Foundation runs a Fellowship Program that benefits financially disadvantaged minority students who are on a paid lunch program. These students must demonstrate a commitment to hard work and study. The fellowship program handles all expenses for selected students to attend several conferences with top speakers from big corporations in different states of the nation. The Foundation provides business workshops in these cities with community leaders to help create future business leaders and community builders who will learn to participate and help in the continuous growth and revitalization of their communities. The fellows later attend workshops to speak about their experiences before the leadership of the organization demonstrating the personal and educational growth experienced that has helped them become future leaders to their communities.

If you are interested in supporting the SFLHCC Foundation, please see the following donor categories. All contributions are tax deductible.

Patron: $20,000 annually

Company logo on website, two tables of 10 at the annual fundraising event of the foundation, recognition as Patron in all literature pertaining to foundation

Benefactor: $10,000 annually

Company logo and a table of 10 at the annual fundraising event of the foundation and recognition as a Benefactor

Corporate Donor: $5,000 annually

Company logo on invitation; five tickets to the annual fundraising event of the foundation and listed as a Corporate Donor on all literature pertaining to foundation

Corporate Friend: $2,500 annually

Listed as a Corporate friend on all literature pertaining to foundation

Please call us at (305) 534-1903 if you are interested in supporting our programs.

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