Economic Empowerment

Financial health is at the core of a family’s ability to thrive.  It affects almost every aspect of a person's well-being and has the ability to impact future plans and goals, for better or for worse.  It’s never too late to start on a path towards fiscal health and security.  With proper education and resources on key topics including credit, capital, and homeownership, communities can be transformed and revitalized.  Hispanic Federation understands the potential Latinos have to increase their economic prosperity for generations to come, and commits to tapping into that potential through workshops and public education campaigns.

Our commitment to financial health includes:

Personal Finances

When it comes to financial security, a few small changes can go a long way. However, many people are unaware of how they spend their money and the tools available to help them create financial prosperity. The Hispanic Federation’s Personal Finance Workshop series offers a variety of interactive financial literacy workshops focused on budgeting, saving, investing and credit. Each one hour module, run by bilingual HF staff, is open to HF member agency staff and clients.

Hunger Relief Campaign/Lucha Contra El Hambre

Nearly one-third of the New Yorkers who receive some type of charitable food aid are Latinos. Many of them are children. Lucha Contra El Hambre is HF’s hunger-relief effort focused on boosting food support to needy families throughout New York. In 2015, the program expanded its reach to serve families in Central Florida, where hunger and food insecurity among Latinos is on the rise.

Each year, more than 4,000 pounds of food are distributed, providing an estimated 1,350 meals for families in those areas. Since its inception in 2011, and with the help of the Ford Motor Company and other supporters, Lucha Contra El Hambre has provided more than 325,000 meals to Latinos living in some of New York’s most underserved communities.

For more information, contact Diana Caba, Director of Economic Empowerment.