This list is by no means comprehensive. Since new websites and newsgroups are being put up every minute, we have tried to gather as many of the bigger and more useful ones as possible. If you are a Latino-based organization and would like to be added to our list, please send us an e-mail with background information on your organization and at least *two* contact people.
TABLE OF LINKS:
• Campus Resources • Scholarships • Internships/Fellowships • Community Service •
• Academic Sites • Tampa Bay Based Latino Media • Latino Cultural Sites •
• Latinos, Politics & Policy • Career Search Engines • Other Black and Latino Greek Sites •
African, Latino, Asian, Native American Mentor Program - The A.L.A.N.A. Mentor Program (AMP) partners transfer and first year A.L.A.N.A. students with a student mentor based on common interests. Mentors help students acclimate to campus life at USF St. Petersburg. The A.L.A.N.A. mentors play an integral role in working with students during their first year of their college. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the campus culture, be introduced to co-curricular activities and receive assistance achieving academic and personal growth.
Caribbean Cultural Exchange (CCE)- The Caribbean Cultural Exchange, also known as CCE, was established in 1982 and was the first Caribbean organization at the University of South Florida. It is one of the largest and most diverse student organizations at the university. Their goal is to promote cultural awareness and recognition of people of the Caribbean within the University and the local community. CCE is open to everyone, especially those interested in learning about all things Caribbean.
Club Creole - Club Creole was founded on February 7, 1990 with the purpose to dispel the negative stereotype and myth about Haiti and its people and to promote our culture at USF and the Tampa Bay community at large.
Colombian Student Association (COLSA) - The purpose of Colombian Student Association is to unite, support, and promote Colombian culture at the University of South Florida. By establishing a sense of pride and removing negative stereotypes we may educate the students at the University of South Florida.
Computer Services - USF's Student Government Computer Services (SGCS) provides a variety of technology-related services to students at the Tampa Campus. Students with a valid USF ID may take advantage of free printing, Virtual Disk, and use of our computer lab by visiting room 1308 and/or 2308 of the Marshall Student Center. Please visit our About page for a complete list of services.
Counseling Center - The University of South Florida Counseling Center offers comprehensive psychological services designed to enhance the personal, social, educational, and career development of University students. It provides direct services to students, serves as a setting for advanced training and applied graduate programs, and provides consultative services to academic, administrative, and other service units in the University.
Cuban American Student Association (CASA) - CASA's purpose is to explore Cuba's culture, history, and current status; while creating a network with University of South Florida students, faculty, and staff.
Dominican American Student Association ( DASA) - DASA aims to spread awareness concerning the Dominican experience and culture. In addition, this organization is a way to unify Dominican students, as well as others interested in Dominican Republic on campus.
Latin American Student Association (LASA) - The Latin American Student Association has been bridging cultures since its foundation in 1986. Our purpose is to provide a socially interactive and inclusive atmosphere for L.A.S.A. members and the broader Tampa Bay community. This environment enhances education, while also promoting awareness of the Latin American culture. We also educate and encourage our members to be culturally aware and knowledgeable about the diversity that exists within the Latin community. VISION: Our vision includes having a diverse body of members from all cultural backgrounds working together to close the cultural gaps that exist in society. Through this association, L.A.S.A. will offer support and motivation to every one of our members; providing a home away from home.
Mexican American Student Association (MASA) - The purpose of the Mexican American Student Association is to promote Mexican culture awareness, provide a network and support system for its members' academic and personal development, and promote multicultural awareness through the incorporation of all students, regardless of ethnicity, in presenting programs to aid tolerance and the interaction with other Hispanic and multicultural organizations.
Office of Multicultural Affairs - The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers learning opportunities to students, faculty, and staff in order to develop multicultural competencies. Multiculturalism is a critical educational strategy that provides students with knowledge and skills to be successful in the global society. Multiculturalism builds students’ capacity through diverse co-curricular experiences enabling them to live and work with people of all backgrounds and build strong communities.
Student Government- The mission of the Student Government at the University of South Florida is to be the premier opportunity in becoming engaged, provide the setting for all students to be equally heard and represented, and maximally enhance each student's experience and development.
Student Health Services - Student Health Services provides University of South Florida students with high quality health care and education to strengthen student learning and promote lifelong success through health and wellness.
Students With Disabilities Services - Students with Disabilities Services promotes effective self-advocacy and accessible academic learning for students with disabilities. By utilizing best practices in the field and education and outreach to the USF community, SDS fosters access for students, and attitudes that reflect both an awareness of disability issues and universal design principles.
Tutoring and Learning Services - Tutoring and Learning Services strives to keep the learner as the central focus. Through a variety of academic support options, the mission of TLS is to strengthen students’ ability to learn effectively and efficiently and support their timely and successful progression toward graduation.
USF Federal Credit Union - USF Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1959 to serve the financial needs of the staff and faculty at the University of South Florida. It became a Federal Credit Union, regulated and insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) in 1985. The field of membership expanded to include students in 1990. The Credit Union was located in various University-provided locations until 1972, when the State of Florida leased land to USF Federal Credit Union to build a permanent facility of approximately 3,000 square feet. The main office enlarged in 1981, 1985, and 1997, bringing the total office space to 24,000 square feet. Today USF Federal Credit Union has over 29,000 members with assets of over $300,000,000
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La Unidad Latina Foundation - The La Unidad Latina Foundation was established in 1999 to serve as an independent, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to educational achievement and civic empowerment in the Latino community.
USF Scholarship Search
Air Force Crossroads Scholarship - Offers a scholarship to a college-bound military child at installations served by a commissary. The scholarships are open to qualified sons and daughters of U.S. military ID card holders to include active duty members, Reserve and Guard members, and retirees.
American Geological Institute Minority Geosciences Student Scholarship - For minorities students majoring in geosciences, including the geosciences sub disciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth-science education.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship - Provides awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. Funding is provided by the AICPA Foundation, with contributions from the New Jersey Society of CPAs and Robert Half International. For four decades, this program has provided over $14 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting scholars.
American Physical Society: Corporate Minority Scholarships - The goal of this minority scholarship is to increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in physics. It provides funding and mentoring to minority physics students to enhance their education and help them prepare for success in various careers.
The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Scholarships - For Latino students with 15 credits, 3.0 GPA and majoring in accounting, finance or related fields.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship - Provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education.
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement/ComEd Scholarship - HACE is pleased to announce its proud partnership with ComEd, an Exelon Company, to deliver scholarship awards that will assist Latino students to further their educational goals. As a result of ComEd's commitment to academic excellence and community service, 5 qualified recipients will be presented with a $2,500 scholarship check..
The Hispanic College Fund - The Hispanic College Fund is the product of a dedicated group of Hispanic businessmen and women who were inspired to respond to the alarming growth in the number of talented Hispanic students who could not afford a college education. This call to action was precipitated by a compelling letter to the editor published in November 1990, in Hispanic Business magazine in which a student described his disillusionment in seeking financial aid from chief executive officers profiled in the magazine. Several concerned Hispanic CEOs who read the same letter responded by offering to help support the creation of the Hispanic College Fund.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation - The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) identifies, inspires, promotes and prepares Latino role models through national leadership, cultural, educational and workforce programs.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, HSF's vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans.
Latino College Dollars - This website is an initiative of the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI), a nonprofit organization that advances informed policy on key issues affecting Latino communities through objective and timely research contributing to the betterment of the nation.
League of United Latin American Citizes National Scholarship Fund - A scholarship program cosponsored by some 70 LULAC Councils who raise scholarship funds at the grass roots level which are matched nationally by sponsoring corporations. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), has considered education its number one priority since it was established in 1929. As part of LULAC’s education efforts, the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) was established in 1975 to provide scholarships to Hispanic students attending colleges and universities. Under the LNSF program, local LULAC Councils, in partnership with local and national businesses, award scholarships to students in their communities. LNSF is administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc., a non-profit educational organization established by LULAC to provide educational programs for Hispanics and other youth.
Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund - The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program awards scholarships every year to Latino law school students based upon three primary factors: demonstrated involvement in and commitment to serve the Latino community through the legal profession; academic and professional achievement; and financial need. Through its scholarship program, MALDEF seeks to increase the number of Latinos in the legal profession.
National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship - Annually, NABJ awards more than $60,000 in scholarships to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $25,000. Scholarships are open to any foreign or American born student, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship - The scholarships, funded by United Health Foundation, are part of the Avanzamos con Ayuda de United Health Foundation (We Advance with Support by United Health Foundation) program aimed at increasing the number of qualified, bilingual/bicultural Hispanic student nurses. As the Hispanic population increases in the United States, the need for bilingual/bicultural Hispanic nurses rises. Of the more than 3 million registered nurses in the United States, only about 50,000 – or 2 percent – are Hispanic.
National Society of Hispanic MBA Scholarship - The National Society of Hispanic MBAs, which exists "to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development," has established a scholarship program to assist qualified Hispanics to pursue MBAs. Scholarships are offered each year for full- and part-time study at an accredited (AACSB) institution of the student's choice.
State Farm Insurance Hispanic Scholarship Fund - State Farm Companies Foundation has assisted Hispanic college students through its relationship with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund since 1990. Each year, they provide $2,500 scholarships to 20 Hispanic college students who are pursing a teaching career.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund - Thurgood Marshall College Fund is the only national organization to provide merit scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to 47 public HBCUs. Since its inception, TMCF has provided more than $68 million in scholarships and programmatic support to students attending our 47 member public HBCUs and 6 Historically Black Law Schools.TMCF member universities are a critical source of higher education for African Americans. More than eighty percent of all students enrolled in historically black colleges and universities attend TMCF member schools. Many public HBCU graduates have become leaders in the business, government and entertainment industries. However, few of these achievements would be possible without the support of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Ninety percent of all students attending public HBCUs require some form of financial assistance.
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INROADS - INROADS is an organization that seeks to increase business career opportunities and knowledge for the best ethnically diverse students, while giving corporations the opportunity to develop diverse managerial talent. In response to the growing demand from business for talented, qualified, diverse employees, INROADS was established to identify interested and capable high school, college, and university students who would pursue business, accounting, actuarial science, engineering, computer and information sciences, sales, marketing, allied health, healthcare management, and retail store management careers.
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Feeding America Tampa Bay - Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the country, consisting of a network of more than 200 food banks.
Habitat For Humanity - Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc. is a volunteer nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to providing decent, affordable housing in partnership with the community and deserving families in Hillsborough County.
Hispanic Federation - Established in 1990, the Hispanic Federation is a service-oriented membership organization that works with over 90 Latino health and human services agencies to promote the social, political and economic well-being of the Latino community.
It's All About KIDS - It’s All About Kids is committed to providing resources to children and their families who are in need of services that will emphasize education, literacy, and social skills character development.
Rebuilding Tampa Bay - Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay, Inc. ("RTTB") repairs homes of those in need. RTTB intends to preserve and revitalize houses and communities, in the Tampa Bay Area, assuring that low-income homeowners live in warmth, safety and independence.
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National Hispanic Institute Online - The National Hispanic Institute provides Latino families, nationally and internationally, with private experiences on American college and university campuses that are specially designed to advance the educational aspirations of thousands of high school age Latino youth. More important, these settings allow them the opportunity to determine different options and choices in contributing to Latino community life through leadership service. Parents may elect to engage their children in these learning experiences as early as the ninth grade and throughout undergraduate college studies.
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Tampa Bay Based Latino Media:
92.5 Maxima FM - Tampa's hottest Spanish language/Latin music radio station.
Univision 62 Tampa - Univision Communications Inc. (“UCI” or “Univision”) is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States with a powerhouse portfolio of media assets that not only inform and entertain Hispanics, but provide a vital link to their community.
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Latino Cultural Sites:
Batanga - Batanga.com is an entertainment site dedicated to serving you by offering a place where you can listen to music, watch videos, create your own radio station to share with your friends, and connect with other Batangueros.
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Latinos, Politics & Public Policy:
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is one of the leading Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501(c) (3) organizations in the country. CHCI was established in 1978 by Congressman Edward Roybal, Congressman E. “Kika” de la Garza and Congressman Baltasar Corrada to help increase opportunities for Hispanics to participate in and contribute to the American policy making process.
League of United Latin American Citizens - LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials - The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) is a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan membership organization whose constituency includes the nation’s more than 6,000 elected and appointed Latino officials.
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Career Search Engines:
City of Tampa Employment Opportunities
Employ Florida - Employ Florida links all of Florida's state and local workforce services and resources.This site is a powerful online job seeker/workforce services system, accessed as a web site on the Internet. It was specifically designed for job seekers, students, case managers, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking benefits and services. The system provides fast access to a complete set of employment tools in one web site. Surveys have proven that users find it convenient and very useful.
Hillsborough County Employment Opportunities
Indeed - Job Search by Indeed. one search. all jobs. Search millions of jobs from thousands of job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company websites.
Jobs at Hillsborough Community College
Jobs at the University of South Florida
Jobs at the University of Tampa
USF Career Center
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Other Black and Latino Greek Sites:
NALFO - National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations is an umbrella council for Latino Greek Letter Organizations. Mission Statement: The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino Fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.
Greekster TV - GREEKSTER.TV is a channel for videos, photos, entertainment, and events related to collegiate Greek life.
National Pan-Hellenic Council - The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative organization of nine historically African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The nine NPHC organizations are sometimes collectively referred to as the "Divine Nine." The member/partner organizations have not formally adopted nor recommended the use of this term to describe their collaborative grouping. The NPHC was formed as a permanent organization on May 10, 1930 on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, D.C. NPHC was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois in 1937.
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