The United Hispanic Council

of Tarrant County


2017 PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

The United Hispanic Council of Tarrant County (UHC) proudly supported and financed many youth program activities and events last year, after the submission of proposals for funding. Most of these activities were performed through our small grants program when member organizations produced matching funds.

In this manner, UHC leverages its funds and motivates requesting organizations to seek additional or alternative funding to finance or support their ongoing community projects. Our grant program serves as a catalyst for educational endeavors, leadership training, arts promotion, community service projects, youth events, and various other projects which promote the Hispanic Heritage agenda while at the same time, elevating our organization to a higher level of service to our community.

The UHC provided direct financial support to:

(1) The Trimble Tech Culinary Program of the Fort Worth Independent School District, in order for interested students to expand their knowledge and skill in courses of their choice.

(2) The Federación de Clubes Zacatecanos, an expansive nonprofit organization in Tarrant County, in order to assist them toward the implementation of educational projects.

(3) The LULAC Council #4833, to help their members get involved in special projects benefiting their community.

(4) The School Supplies Annual Drive sponsored by the United Educators Association and Judge Sergio De Leon to help teachers defray their own classroom expenses.

(5) The Educational Transition Program for 5th graders (Neighborhood Round-Up), targeting especially challenged students to better prepare them to experience a positive transition through mentoring, tutoring, and other activities to prepare them for success in the middle school environment.

(6) The Early Academic Success and Acceleration Program of the Fort Worth Independent School District.

(7) The LULAC Council #4568, for students to attend seminars, meetings, and other leadership training events otherwise not affordable to our youth and their families.

(8) Provide financial assistance for high school and college students, to complement their limited resources.

(9) Underwrite several member organizations and other nonprofit entities, in order to assist them with some of their expenses.

(10) The Linwood Neighborhood Association to assist them in their efforts to maintain high standards in their community.

(11) Round One Boxing Association which helps needy families during Thanksgiving and Christmas, to celebrate these two holidays without going hungry.

(12) The Southwest Voter Registration and Education Program, in order to make the community aware about their civic duty as citizens

More and more high school graduates recognize that education offers them the best opportunity to leave poverty and failure behind. Many of the Students realize, however, that finishing high school is not enough. Lacking the funds to attend college, many of them simply cannot pursue their educational dream.

For this reason, the UHC again this year provided more than twelve scholarships to students who have graduated from high school and to students who are already attending a college or university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Also, financial assistance was provided to the Maria K Garcia Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the Hispanic Debutante Association of Fort Worth and presented at their annual event.

More and more high school graduates recognize that education offers them the best opportunity to leave poverty and failure behind. Many of the students realize, however, that finishing high school is not enough. Lacking the funds to attend college, many simply cannot pursue their educational dream.

For this reason, the UHC again this year provided more than twelve scholarships to students who have graduated from high school and to students who are already attending a college or university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

The UHC has also partnered with several Hispanic organizations, such as LULAC Councils, Southwest Voter Registration and Education Program, and local chapters of NOMAR, in order to conduct community receptions, voter registration projects, educational fund-raisers, and other events which address or involve Hispanic issues.

We have only highlighted a few of the many events, activities, and functions hosted and/or funded by the UHC and its member organizations. The UHC is grateful to all of its generous sponsors, members, individuals, and the community in general for their valuable support of this organization. The Executive Board and the Board of Directors will continue to invest in America’s future and to offer our profound gratitude to those who are willing to share this mission with us. On behalf of the Hispanic community, we thank all of you for supporting our efforts.

For more information regarding membership, programs, events, and other issues of concern, please contact The United Hispanic Council of Tarrant County at (817) 691-6612.

THANK YOU!