Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan

Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan Advocacy Commission

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Join the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan in honoring the sacrifices of our veterans in order to protect our freed...
11/11/2020

Join the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan in honoring the sacrifices of our veterans in order to protect our freedom, and thanking them for their selfless service to our country.

Happy Veteran's Day!

As a continuation of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, the HLCOM would like to congratulate our 2020-2021 Future ...
11/09/2020

As a continuation of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, the HLCOM would like to congratulate our 2020-2021 Future Leaders Scholarship awardees and highlight them on our social media pages on Mondays and Fridays!

Today's posting includes Amanda Isabel Osuna, Guadalupe Guzman R, Susana Perez, Carlos Paniagua Emiliano, Gerardo Lucena. Congratulations once again and we hope you all continue to succeed in your academic careers!

11/05/2020
HLCOM Podcast: Jesus Martinez

Good afternoon everyone, we'd like you to join us for our latest podcast episode! We will be highlighting different community leaders, organizations, and individuals around Hispanic/Latino communities in Michigan. This week's episode is focusing on Jesus Martinez, a community activist from the city of Flint. Please join us in discussing the many ways Jesus tries to keep our youth engaged within the community, and how we can all contribute to these efforts.

For more information on Jesse's work and how to provide support, you can go to the Flint Area United Soccer Club page, their website (fausoccer.org), or contact Jesus at [email protected]

The Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan will be holding its next public commission meeting online on Friday, November...
11/04/2020

The Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan will be holding its next public commission meeting online on Friday, November 20 from 6pm to 8pm. Public commission meetings are a great way for the community to interact with our Commissioners, and for people to be aware of the work being done by the HLCOM. We encourage everyone to attend via Microsoft Teams (link will be provided here on the day of the meeting), or via phone with the call-in information below:

Phone Number: +1 248-509-0316
Phone Conference ID: 533 098 816#

As a continuation of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, the HLCOM would like to congratulate our 2020-2021 Future ...
11/02/2020

As a continuation of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, the HLCOM would like to congratulate our 2020-2021 Future Leaders Scholarship awardees and highlight them on our social media pages on Mondays and Fridays!

Today's posting includes Joaquin Vicente Nicolas Fernandez Meza, Casandra Aguilar-Mena, Jocelyn Gonzalez, Rafael Paz, and Rose Fierros Lopez. Congratulations once again and we hope you all continue to succeed in your academic careers!

The Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) has selected the recipients of their 2020-2021 Future Leaders Scholar...
10/30/2020

The Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) has selected the recipients of their 2020-2021 Future Leaders Scholarship program, awarding $35,000 in scholarships to 35* higher-education students of Hispanic/Latino descent currently enrolled in a Michigan-based college, university or other recognized higher education institution.

“We are committed to making sure all Michiganders have a pathway to education and economic opportunities that help them reach their full potential,” Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Acting Director Susan Corbin said. “By providing these opportunities, we are helping these hard-working individuals on their journey to meaningful careers that offer bigger paychecks and long-term economic stability.”
Scholarship recipients from across the state are as follows:
• Paulo Alcala, Hope College
• Alondra Alviso, Wayne State University
• Jairo Arias, Glen Oaks Community College
• Betzabeth Arredondo, Wayne State University
• Diana Bernal Carisco, University of Michigan-Dearborn
• Kirstie Carrasco, Calvin University
• Cristian Casanova, University of Michigan
• Melissa Chavez, Western Michigan University
• Hector David de la Rosa, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
• Nixon Kevin de León, Grand Rapids Community College
• Diego Javier Dionne, Grand Valley State University
• Carlos Paniagua Emiliano, Albion College
• Joaquin Fernandez, Central Michigan University
• Celeste Fuentes, University of Detroit Mercy
• Luz Lozada Gonzalez, Glen Oaks Community College
• Yolanda Gonzalez, Michigan State University
• Jocelyn Gonzalez, Michigan State University
• Guadalupe Guzman, Western Michigan University
• Yumeri Jimenez, University of Michigan-Dearborn
• Javier Jimenez, Grand Rapids Community College
• Rolando Linares, Lansing Community College
• Allison Rose Fierro Lopez, Central Michigan University
• Gerardo Lucena, Michigan State University
• Casandra Aguilar Mena, Washtenaw Community College
• Amanda Osuna, Michigan State University
• Rafael Paz, Michigan State University
• Susana Perez, Lansing Community College
• Lizette Ramirez, University of Detroit Mercy
• Rosaura Domínguez Rebollar, Michigan State University
• Laura Salas, Michigan State University
• Brian Tejada Sandoval, Grand Rapids Community College
• Francisco Santos, Michigan State University
• Omar Augustine Tomas, Ferris State University
• Francesca Wojda, Michigan State University

Over 160 applications were submitted, and selections were made based on student’s submitted essay, grade point average and community service experience. Each of these students will receive $1,000 in scholarship funding to support their educational attainment goals.
“We had an incredible pool of applicants to choose from, each with an impressive submission,” said Executive Director Felipe Lopez Sustaita, “By supporting their educational goals, we can help equip Hispanic graduates with the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need to succeed in the long-term.” Please join us in congratulating our awardees next week as well, as we begin to highlight them in a series of posts!

The Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan was created in 1975 to represent the interests of Michigan's Hispanic and Latino population – one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the state. The Commission, made up of 15 individuals appointed by the Governor, advises the Governor and state legislature on policy matters and serves Michigan’s Hispanic and Latino population by fostering and celebrating their achievements and promoting their development and welfare.

*The name of one of the award recipients was withheld

10/22/2020
HLCOM Podcast - Juan Flores

The HLCOM Podcast is a series of videos where our staff highlights many of the statewide Latinx community leaders, advocates, and organizers working dilligently to make Michigan a better place for our community.

On today's podcast we are proud to feature Juan Flores-Soto, Student Success and Initiative Coordinator at Michigan State University's Office of Student Affairs & Services, and community organizer. Please join us in a conversation about some of Juan's work, and his passion for serving our state's Latinx community.

This is just a friendly reminder of our upcoming voting advocacy roundtable event scheduled for tomorrow! Please join us...
10/22/2020

This is just a friendly reminder of our upcoming voting advocacy roundtable event scheduled for tomorrow! Please join us on Friday, October 23 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm for a special live event! "Importance of the Hispanic/Latino Vote in Michigan" is a short roundtable between Michigan college and university students, where we will be discussing how our Latinx vote carries great power during the 2020 presidential election cycle. We will be livestreaming directly to this page (https://www.facebook.com/hlcommission/).

We hope you can join us, and learn more about the importance of casting your vote in the coming weeks!

10/19/2020
Get Out and Vote (Spanish Language)

In continuing our efforts to advocate for greater Latinx voter participation this election cycle, please see the PSA video below from Voices for Health on getting out to vote! Please note that today is the last day for online voter registration. If have not registered yet, please do so at the following link: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/RegisterVoter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP-NAeOY9u8&feature=youtu.be

Online voter registration deadline is Monday, October 19, 2020! https://bethany.org/ https://cwsglobal.org/ https://voicesforhealth.com/

Please join us on Friday, October 23 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm for a special live event! "Importance of the Hispanic/Latino ...
10/16/2020

Please join us on Friday, October 23 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm for a special live event! "Importance of the Hispanic/Latino Vote in Michigan" is a short roundtable between Michigan college and university students, where we will be discussing how our Latinx vote carries great power during the 2020 presidential election cycle. We will be livestreaming directly to this page (Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan). We hope you can join us, and learn more about the importance of casting your vote this November!

10/15/2020

As our Hispanic Heritage Month virtual celebration comes to an end, please join HLCOM Vice-Chair Sonya Hernandez for a brief message of encouragement, and what we plan to do moving forward!

10/14/2020
VIDA Awards Recipient: Jesse Costilla

As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration for 2020, we will be highlighting different community leaders and organizations making a positive impact across Michigan.

For our last VIDA Award of Hispanic Heritage Month 2020, we are recognizing the efforts of Jesse Costilla, Migrant Program Manager with the Great Lakes Bay Health Centers. Please join our Commissioner Sonya Hernandez, and Elpaisa Delnorte as they talk about the incredible work he and his team are undertaking across the Bay region, providing health and dental services to the migrant farmworkers of our state.

10/13/2020
HLCOM Podcast Series: Commissioner Consuela Barber-Lopez

As part of our Hispaic Heritage Month Celebration, we wanted to take a moment and talk with our very own Commissioner Consuela Barber-Lopez, community advocate and activisit in Detroit. Please join us for a conversation about some of the struggles faced by our Afro-Latinx community, along with steps we can take to uplift our fellow Hispanic/Latinos across the country.

We'd like to take a moment during Hispanic Heritage Month to give a huge thank you to our Hispanic/Latino veterans who h...
10/12/2020

We'd like to take a moment during Hispanic Heritage Month to give a huge thank you to our Hispanic/Latino veterans who have served for our country and made insurmountable sacrifices for us. We'd also like to thank the American GI Forum - Saginaw, MI Chapter for sharing with us the pictures below.

10/07/2020
VIDA Awards Recipient: ELLAS

As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration for 2020, we will be highlighting different community leaders and organizations making a positive impact across Michigan.

For today's VIDA Award, we are recognizing the efforts of Empowering Latina Leaders & Advocates for Sucess (ELLAS), a Latina-ran advocacy organization based out of Kalamazoo which seeks to raise Latinx cultural awareness in southwest Michigan. Please join our Commissioner Sonya Hernandez, and Maricela Alcala as they talk about the impact ELLAS has had in our southwest Michigan community.

10/07/2020

The HLCOM's upcoming commission meeting for October 8 will be postponed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will be posting our next commission meeting information to this page as soon as possible.

The LLEAD 2020 Virtual Starewide Conference will be taking place tomorrow at 4:00pm! Along with talks on crucial issues ...
10/06/2020

The LLEAD 2020 Virtual Starewide Conference will be taking place tomorrow at 4:00pm! Along with talks on crucial issues faced by our community, the conference will also be hosting Congressman Joaquin Castro as it's keynote speaker.

If you are interested in attending, please register through the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpcu-uqTojGdUsCsmH0Nqwmglzx4xfnn0C

10/06/2020
QPTV 2020 Census PSA

The Census 2020 deadline is at the end of the month! Please see the following PSA and make sure that you have filled the census via mail, phone, or online at https://my2020census.gov

This Video is a PSA with Michigan Latino Leaders and community members educating the public about the 2020 Census as they encourage those that have not yet c...

10/02/2020
10/01/2020
VIDA Awards Recipient: Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC)

As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration for 2020, we will be highlighting different community leaders and organizations making a positive impact across Michigan.

For today's VIDA Award, we are recognizing the efforts of the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, who have advocated for and represented our Michigan's Hispanic/Latino population at an incredible capacity for years. Please join our Commissioner Juanita Bocanegra, and Diana Marin, Supervising Attorney with MIRC,as they talk about the impact MIRC has had in our statewide Hispanic/Latino community.

09/30/2020
VIDA Awards Recipient: Sergio Cira-Reyes

As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration for 2020, we will be highlighting different community leaders and organizations making a positive impact across Michigan.

For today's VIDA Award, we are recognizing the efforts of Sergio Cira-Reyes, community activist and leader in the Grand Rapids area. Please join our Commissioner and PR Committee Chair Sonya Hernandez, and our new VIDA Award recipient as we recognize the work he is doing to make a positive change across Michigan.

NOTE: We apologize for the unexpected video issues, but the audio portion of the recording is intact. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Please join us this Friday @ 2pm right here on our page for a special Town Hall meeting with Governor Gretchen ...
09/30/2020

Please join us this Friday @ 2pm right here on our page for a special Town Hall meeting with Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, and our very own commissioners as we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2020!

We wanted to remind everyone that the HLCOM is currently accepting applications for the Future Leaders Scholarship until...
09/25/2020
HLCOM - Futures Scholarship | The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

We wanted to remind everyone that the HLCOM is currently accepting applications for the Future Leaders Scholarship until October 4th, as we aim to provide $35,000 in scholarships for Hispanic/Latino students attending Michigan-based higher-education institutions.

Please see the following press release for more information: https://www.michigan.gov/hlcom/0,7478,7-354-80571-540457--,00.html. If you or a student you know are interested in applying, click the link below to find out more about eligibility requirements, and fill out the online form: https://forms.leo.state.mi.us/future-leaders-scholarship/

Applications received by the deadline will be reviewed for completeness and then evaluated for eligibility. Selection is based on the applicant’s academic performance, community service, and demonstrated financial need. The award winner will be notified by Saturday, October 10, 2020.

09/24/2020

As we continue to highlight community leaders and actions for Hispanic Heritage Month, the HLCOM would like to take a moment to remind our community about the importance of making your voice heard by voting this November! For this special edition of our podcast series, we would like to thank Loida L. Tapia for discussing the importance of voting, and how we can be further involved in our country's legislative process.

Loida has dedicated her career in building capacity for minority communities to engage in public policy and government both at the state and federal level. Her work experiences include appointments in the Michigan state government, the U.S. Senate, and the White House under the Obama Administration.

Loida is currently working with the ACLU of Michigan on a statewide election protection initiative called Michiganvoting.org.

If you have any questions about registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, important deadlines, or anything else related to the process, please use the following link for more information: Michiganvoting.org

09/23/2020
VIDA Awards Recipient: Rudy Flores

As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration for 2020, we will be highlighting different community leaders and organizations making a positive impact across Michigan.

For today's VIDA Award, we are recognizing the efforts of Rudy Flores, Chairman of the Southeast Michigan Migrant Resource Council . Please join our Commissioner and PR Committee Chair Sonya Hernandez, and Rudy Flores as we recognize the work both he and SEM MRC (https://www.facebook.com/MRCSEMICHIGAN) are doing in the community.

09/17/2020
VIDA Awards Recipient: La Sed

As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration for 2020, we will be highlighting different community leaders and organizations making a positive impact across Michigan.

For today's VIDA Award, we are recognizing the efforts of La Sed Page in maintaining their crucial community services in the southwest Detroit area. Please join our Executive Director Felipe Lopez Sustaita, Mary Carmen Munoz (La Sed Operations Director), and Guadalupe Lara as they speak on the work being done by La Sed.

09/16/2020
VIDA Awards Recipient: Anthony Rubio

As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration for 2020, we will be highlighting different community leaders and organizations making a positive impact across Michigan.

For our first highlight, please join HLCOM Commissioner and PR Committee Chair Sonya Hernandez as she introduces our very own Commission Anthony Rubio, who has continued to deliver critical advocacy and support services for the Wexford county community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

09/16/2020

As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration for 2020, we will be highlighting different community leaders and organizations making a positive impact across Michigan.

For our first highlight, please join HLCOM Commissioner and PR Committee Chair Sonya Hernandez as she introduces our very own Commission Anthony Rubio, who has continued to deliver critical advocacy and support services for the Wexford county community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PURPOSE OF THE COMMISSION

The Commission exists to advocate for the well-being of the Hispanic/Latino population with the vision of achieving an environment of social justice and economic parity for the Hispanic/Latino population. The Hispanic/Latino Commission is composed by a 15-member Commission under the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The commissioners are appointed by the Governor of Michigan, for three-year terms, subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate. For the commission to communicate with Hispanic-led organizations, community leaders, and the general public, it is required to have no fewer than six meetings a year that may be scheduled in various parts of the state.

The law directs the Commission to:

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