HCCL recognizes the importance of uplifting our hardworking community and providing opportunities to advance professionally and scale businesses.
Through initiatives with local business and community partners, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana is deepening its roots in our state and shaping more lives than ever before. Not only that, but community partners from a wide range of industries are also proving their dedication to furthering HCCL’s vision for an equitable and diverse business climate. The resilience of the Hispanic business community has certainly been put to the test in the face of the pandemic or natural disasters, but through collective action and a unified effort to empower every individual, there’s no limit to how far we go next.
Workforce Hearoes Program, in a Partnership with Delta Administrative Services, aimed to support the community impacted by COVID-19 by recognizing Workforce Heroes. This program consists in placing impacted individuals into jobs for six-eight weeks at a time to help return displaced workers back into the workforce and stimulate the economy. The program is generously funded by our partners at Delta Administrative Services, who share our interest in helping those who are most affected by the current situation.
The Hispanic Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New Orleans works in conjunction with Catholic Charities of New Orleans to offer expanded services to the Hispanic community of New Orleans including trauma counseling, job search assistance, emergency assistance, wage claim clinics, legal and other services, and referrals to medical care through the Latino Health Access Network, Bible classes, preparation for sacraments and pastoral counseling.
Digital Literacy Programs for Parents, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Foundation (HCCLF) and the Jefferson Parish School System (JPSS) partnered to create a basic computer program for literacy and technical assistance, meant to benefit adult students. “We really wanted to make sure that our parents got some technology literacy skills that will help parents assist their kids in their education, but then also provide technology skills that they can apply to other aspects of their lives,” says James Gray, JPSS superintendent. Longtime HCCL partner Cox Communications provided laptops, HCCLF recruited participants and distributed information to the Hispanic community, and members of the JPSS staff conducted the classes
The Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council was founded to assist major corporations with developing, enhancing and expanding minority vendor programs by integrating minority business enterprises (MBEs) into the corporate purchasing mainstream. This network serves to promote procurement opportunities among the Council’s minority suppliers and nurture relationships between buyers and sellers that increase the number of minority firms actively engaged in corporate supply chains. The primary objective of SRMSDC is to certify and develop minority suppliers interested in engaging with the business purchasing community.
The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation (“NOHHF”) is a non-profit community organization whose main purpose is to cultivate and promote the Hispanic heritage within the New Orleans community and the greater region. The NOHHF supports activities that provide an opportunity to experience Hispanic culture through art, education, culinary flavors, and music with the aspiration of creating a stronger more diverse and culturally rich community.