Hispanic-American Institute

Hispanic-American Institute The Institute (Boston, MA; Albuquerque, NM; San Juan, PR) promotes economic, social, and educational development in Hispanic communities in the United States and Latin America.

The Hispanic-American Institute (Boston, MA; Albuquerque, NM; San Juan, PR) promotes social, educational, and economic development of Hispanic communities in the United States and Latin America. We actively address major issues impacting those populations, including access to sound nutrition, higher education, and economic opportunity.

PROGRAMA ORIENTACIÓN Y ASISTENCIA PARA AGRICULTORES Y GANADEROSEl Programa Orientación y Asistencia para Agricultores y ...
01/11/2020

PROGRAMA ORIENTACIÓN Y ASISTENCIA PARA AGRICULTORES Y GANADEROS

El Programa Orientación y Asistencia para Agricultores y Ganaderos (PROAAG) proporcionará capacitación y asistencia técnica a agricultores y/o ganaderos actuales y potenciales para acceder a servicios y ayudas que ofrecen las agencias del USDA en Puerto Rico. Bajo el Programa se realizarán eventos y talleres sobre temas de interés como técnicas agrícolas, estrategias de mercado y financiamiento dirigido a agro empresarios en municipios rurales y comunidades desventajadas del suroeste de Puerto Rico.
El Programa de Orientación y Asistencia a Agricultores y Ganaderos es un programa subvencionado por USDA “Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement” y administrado por ‘Hispanic American Institute’ (HAI). Colaboradores para este proyecto son Puerto Rico Techno-Economic Corridor (PRTEC) y Puerto Rico Veteran Farmers’ Cooperative (CJCOOP).

INSTITUTE HELPS PUERTO RICANS ​PROTECT THEIR MEDICARE BENEFITSThe Hispanic-American Institute is conducting a five year ...
01/11/2020

INSTITUTE HELPS PUERTO RICANS ​PROTECT THEIR MEDICARE BENEFITS

The Hispanic-American Institute is conducting a five year project to help residents of Puerto Rico detect and report Medicare fraud, errors, waste, and abuse. The All Puerto Rico Senior Medicare Patrol (APRSMP) develops, trains, and manages a network of volunteers to carry out group education and one-on-one assistance to help Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers detect fraudulent health care charges and report them to appropriate government agencies. Institute has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to carry out the program. Under the APRSMP, the Institute will also operate a bilingual call-in center, social media platforms, and an active outreach program throughout Puerto Rico to help Medicare beneficiaries better understand reports they receive from the government on payments made to their health care providers. "The All Puerto Rico Senior Medicare Patrol will help empower the nearly 700,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Puerto Rico to help protect their health care benefits," said Program Director Ricardo Colon Padilla.​ The Hispanic-American Institute has offices in San Juan, Boston, and Albuquerque. For more information on the APRSMP please contact Institute Vice President Ricardo Colon Padilla at [email protected]..

Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery InitiativeThe Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, home of nearly four million U.S. citizens and a...
01/11/2020

Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery Initiative

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, home of nearly four million U.S. citizens and a historic contributor to American culture, economy, and security, was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September, 2017. The Institute is doing its part to help Puerto Rican businesses, farmers, and families get back on their feet, including the vulnerable elderly population. We are operating the All Puerto Rico Senior Medicare Patrol to help Medicare recipients protect their health care benefits from fraud and abuse. See our newsletter PANORAMA.

Iniciativa para la Recuperacion de Puerto Rico
​El Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, el hogar de casi cuatro millones ciudadanos americanos y aportador a la cultura, economia, y seguridad de los Estados Unidos, sufrio un golpe devastador con el Huracan Maria el pasado septiembre. El Instituto esta ayudando a que se recuperen los empresarios, agricultores, y las familias, especialmente la vulnerable poblacion de envejecientes. Para ellos estamos operando la Patrulla Medicare Puerto Rico, enfocada en proteger los recipientes de Medicare contra el abuso de sus beneficios de salud. Vease nuestro noticiero PANORAMA.

EDÚCATE CAMPAIGN PROMOTES COMMUNITY AWARENESS OF DISASTER RESPONSE RESOURCESJanuary 8, 2020  --- The 6.4 magnitude earth...
01/11/2020

EDÚCATE CAMPAIGN PROMOTES COMMUNITY AWARENESS OF
DISASTER RESPONSE RESOURCES

January 8, 2020 --- The 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Puerto Rico at dawn on January 6 inflicted back to back trauma on a population that is still reeling from the Hurricane Maria disaster. "No sé qué hacer" --- I don't know what to do--- is a phrase voiced by many community residents as they wait for restoration of basic services and support each other with food and shelter in time-honored Puerto Rican tradition.

The Hispanic-American Institute in Puerto Rico is expanding its community education activities to better inform residents about disaster response resources available at the local, state, and federal levels.

"As an initial step our social media will have links to an array of disaster response and recovery resources," said Ricardo Colón Padilla, Institute Vice President. The Institute is also seeking resources to hire and train community-based disaster response education personnel.

The EDÚCATE initiative builds on the Institute's existing community information activities serving Medicare beneficiaries and small farmers in Puerto Rico.

The Hispanic-American Institute (www.hainst.org) is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with offices in San Juan PR, Boston MA, and Albuquerque NM. For more information please contact the Institute at [email protected].

INSTITUTE CONTRIBUTES TO PUERTO RICO RECOVERY, DEVELOPMENTSince 2017 the Hispanic-American Institute has been creating j...
05/25/2019
Panorama Newsletter

INSTITUTE CONTRIBUTES TO PUERTO RICO RECOVERY, DEVELOPMENT

Since 2017 the Hispanic-American Institute has been creating jobs, providing valuable services, and doing its part to help the economy of Puerto Rico get back on its feet after a decade of economic stagnation and a devastating hurricane. Read more below.

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The Hispanic American Institute and the North Shore Latino Business Association invite you to the "Access to Capital For...
03/08/2019
Hispanic-American Institute

The Hispanic American Institute and the North Shore Latino Business Association invite you to the "Access to Capital Forum", where a panel of financiers will speak about the different options that may suit your financial needs. On March 26, 2019, at 6 PM, at the North Shore Latino Business Association, 33 Sutton St. in Lynn, Mass.

To register for this event pleas email [email protected]. To learn more about the Hispanic-American Institute, please visit our website www.hainst.org or contact Nader Acevedo, Executive Vice President, at [email protected].

The Institute promotes social, educational, and economic development of Hispanic communities in in the continental United States, Puerto Rico, and Latin America. We actively address major issues...

10/18/2018

INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS LAUNCH
INNOVATIVE E-COMMERCE PORTAL
FOR LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS AND BUYERS

October, 2018 --- The Hispanic-American Institute and its local food promotion partners announce the opening of Delicious New Mexico, a groundbreaking online marketplace for locally produced foods.

Delicious New Mexico is a one-stop e-commerce portal where institutions, consumers, and food producers can buy, sell, and arrange delivery of locally grown, raised, and processed foods. Focused on New Mexico, the innovative DNM platform can be replicated by other local food advocates nationally.

Funded by a grant to the Institute from the Local Food Promotion Program of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, Delicious New Mexico seeks to help local farmers, ranchers, and food producers in New Mexico increase their sales to government agencies, university and school systems, hospitals, food service distributors, and retailers.

The DNM e-commerce marketplace can be easily navigated by institutional buyers, retail shoppers, and local food producers.

Initial product offerings include produce, fruits, cheese, coffee, baked goods, and shelf-stable products such as salsa. The product line will grow as buyers and sellers sign up to the marketplace.

"Delicious New Mexico provides a state of the art e-commerce marketplace for local food producers and buyers to conduct and keep track of business," said Vicki Pozzebon, Marketing Director. In one year since its inception the project partners have developed a comprehensive system for local food production, processing, marketing, sales, and distribution, including The Valley Store, a local food retail store in downtown Albuquerque, a longstanding food desert.

The Delicious New Mexico partnership consists of the Hispanic-American Institute; the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation; the South Valley Economic Development Center and its Mixing Bowl food industry incubation program, the largest commercial kitchen in New Mexico for use by food industry entrepreneurs; and Agricultura Cooperative Network, a cooperative of local produce and fruit farmers.

The New Mexico Public Education Department has formally endorsed the Delicious New Mexico e-commerce portal.

"Schools and school districts are under immense pressure to balance USDA nutrition policy, price point, and quality, and integrating farm to school into their meal programs is a complicated process that is currently fueled by passion and love for children, the land, agrarianism, and our economy. A one-stop online hub for all things local in New Mexico is a positive shift towards institutionalizing farm to school in our state," said Kendal Chavez, Nutritionist/Farm to School Specialist at the Student Success & Wellness Bureau of the New Mexico Public Education Department.

"Student Nutrition practitioners in New Mexico welcome any and all innovations that will make purchasing local product for school meals as seamless as possible, and ultimately create a system that truly works for both farmers and institutional buyers," added Ms. Chavez.

For more information on the Delicious New Mexico e-commerce platform, please contact Marketing Director Vicki Pozzebon at [email protected] and tel. (505) 577-5286.

10/08/2018

INSTITUTE AIDS FARMERS AND ELDERLY
IN POST HURRICANE PUERTO RICO

October, 2018 --- The Hispanic-American Institute is aiding small farmers and ranchers in Puerto Rico still recovering from the devastating 2017 hurricane with a program to help them access U.S. Department of Agriculture and other resources.

The Institute will operate the Socially Disadvantaged Farmer and Rancher and Veteran Farmer and Rancher Program in the western and central sector of the Island. Puerto Rico has a growing local food industry that supplements imports from the U.S. and Central America.

The Institute is also conducting a project to help residents of Puerto Rico detect and report Medicare fraud, errors, waste, and abuse. The growing elderly population in Puerto Rico is especially vulnerable due to the massive relocation of younger Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland after Hurricane Maria.

The All Puerto Rico Senior Medicare Patrol (APRSMP) will develop, train, and manage a network of volunteers to carry out group education and one-on-one assistance to help Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers detect fraudulent health care charges and report them to appropriate government agencies. The Institute has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to carry out the program.

The Hispanic-American Institute has offices in San Juan, Boston, and Albuquerque. For more information please contact the Institute at [email protected].

06/19/2018

INSTITUTE WILL HELP PUERTO RICANS REPORT MEDICARE FRAUD AND ABUSE

The Hispanic-American Institute will conduct a five year project to help residents of Puerto Rico detect and report Medicare fraud, errors, waste, and abuse.

The All Puerto Rico Senior Medicare Patrol (APRSMP) will develop, train, and manage a network of volunteers to carry out group education and one-on-one assistance to help Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers detect fraudulent health care charges and report them to appropriate government agencies. The Institute has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to carry out the program.

Under the APRSMP, the Institute will also operate a bilingual call-in center, social media platforms, and an outreach program throughout Puerto Rico to help Medicare beneficiaries understand and address concerns about reports they receive from the government on payments made to their health care providers.

"The All Puerto Rico Senior Medicare Patrol will help empower the nearly 700,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Puerto Rico to help protect their health care benefits," said Institute President Bruce Young-Candelaria.

The Hispanic-American Institute has offices in San Juan, Boston, and Albuquerque. For more information on the APRSMP please contact the Institute at [email protected].

The Hispanic-American Institute is all in for Puerto Rico disaster recovery. Let's all do our part!
10/29/2017

The Hispanic-American Institute is all in for Puerto Rico disaster recovery. Let's all do our part!

INSTITUTE LAUNCHES PUERTO RICO
DISASTER RECOVERY INITIATIVE

The Hispanic-American Institute has launched an initiative to assist small businesses and food producers in western Puerto Rico recover from the Hurricane Maria disaster.

The Institute will help entrepreneurs, farmers, and food producers navigate the disaster assistance system set up by Federal and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico agencies.

Western and central Puerto Rico are largely still without electricity, running water, and telecommunication several weeks after the hurricane. Full recovery is expected to take many months.

The Institute will collaborate with the Municipality of Mayaguez and other disaster recovery representatives to facilitate processing of documents for eligible small businesses and farmers to secure assistance from Federal agencies, including the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Institute Vice President Luis Valderrama, MBA, heads the organization's business disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Luis is a certified SBA Business Counselor and former banker and business professor, and has led numerous community development projects, including the Institute's Healthy Communities Forum held at Ponce Health Sciences University.

The Hispanic-American Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is financing the Puerto Rico Small Business and Food Producer Recovery Initiative with its own limited funds, and seeks tax-deductible contributions from corporations and foundations to help in this effort. For more information about the Initiative and the Institute, contact Institute President Bruce Young-Candelaria , Ed.D. at [email protected].

INSTITUTE LAUNCHES PUERTO RICODISASTER RECOVERY INITIATIVEThe Hispanic-American Institute has launched an initiative to ...
10/29/2017

INSTITUTE LAUNCHES PUERTO RICO
DISASTER RECOVERY INITIATIVE

The Hispanic-American Institute has launched an initiative to assist small businesses and food producers in western Puerto Rico recover from the Hurricane Maria disaster.

The Institute will help entrepreneurs, farmers, and food producers navigate the disaster assistance system set up by Federal and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico agencies.

Western and central Puerto Rico are largely still without electricity, running water, and telecommunication several weeks after the hurricane. Full recovery is expected to take many months.

The Institute will collaborate with the Municipality of Mayaguez and other disaster recovery representatives to facilitate processing of documents for eligible small businesses and farmers to secure assistance from Federal agencies, including the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Institute Vice President Luis Valderrama, MBA, heads the organization's business disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Luis is a certified SBA Business Counselor and former banker and business professor, and has led numerous community development projects, including the Institute's Healthy Communities Forum held at Ponce Health Sciences University.

The Hispanic-American Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is financing the Puerto Rico Small Business and Food Producer Recovery Initiative with its own limited funds, and seeks tax-deductible contributions from corporations and foundations to help in this effort. For more information about the Initiative and the Institute, contact Institute President Bruce Young-Candelaria , Ed.D. at [email protected].

09/29/2017

INSTITUTE AWARDED FEDERAL
LOCAL FOOD PROCUREMENT GRANT

The Hispanic-American Institute has been awarded a three year grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promote purchases of locally grown and produced foods by New Mexico institutions, government agencies, and food wholesalers and retailers.

The Institute teamed with the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation and Agri-Cultura Network to operate the program, which will link producers and buyers and help local food businesses navigate the market of large buyers. The three organizations are based at the South Valley Economic Development Center, which houses The Mixing Bowl, the largest commercial kitchen in New Mexico for use by food entrepreneurs.

"This is a great opportunity for experienced community partners to help grow the local food economy in New Mexico," said Josue Olivares, Executive Director of the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation.

The New Mexico State Auditor's Office recently published a comprehensive report describing the economic benefits of increased local procurement, including purchase of locally produced foods.

More info at www.hainst.org/panorama_newsletter.

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