The HOWTO (Hispanic Organizations Working Together as One), an alliance of 10 partnering Hispanic professional organizations, with sponsorship of State Farm will have their 3rd Annual HOWTO Super Mixer benefiting students of Walnut Creek Elementary on December 1, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Mexican American Cultural Center.
HOWTO, Austin’s largest Hispanic professional alliance, www.howtoaustin.com, was created in effort for all the groups to work together to build synergies through economies of scale and focus on wealth creation in the greater Austin central Texas area. The coalition meets regularly to collaborate on events and ideas while discussing topics and assist on issues by building bidirectional bridges between business organizations.
Walnut Creek Elementary has 85% enrollment of Hispanic students from almost every Spanish speaking country, located in Northeast Austin. Attendees are asked to bring a wrapped book or gift appropriate for grades 1-6 and indicate if it is for a boy or girl and the age it is intended for. Paul Perez, principal of Walnut Creek Elementary, will be present to receive the items and answer questions concerning the campus including different ways the campus could use additional help.
The HOWTO Holiday Super Mixer is open to members that, RSVP are already being accepted at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1047289471/efbnen , of any of these 10 organizations, their mission statements included:
ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting) – “ALPFA creates opportunities, adds value, builds relationships for its members, the community and its business partners while expanding Latino leadership in the global workforce.”
GAHCC (Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)- “We build our members’ wealth through programs and services in economic and workforce development business networking and community and policy advocacy.”
HBAA (Hispanic Bar Association of Austin)- “To foster and encourage the involvement and interest of the Hispanic-American legal professional community in civic, professional, social, educational, charitable, governmental, and non-partisan political issues with a goal toward the betterment and enhancement of all members of the organization and the Austin area Hispanic community.”
HWNT (Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas)-“HWNT advocates for the advancement of Hispanic women.”
MAES (Mexican American Engineers and Scientists)- “To promote, cultivate, and honor excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists.”
NAHREP (National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals)- “ To increase the sustainable Hispanic homeownership rate by empowering the Real Estate Professionals that serve Hispanic Consumers.”
NHPO (National Hispanic Professional Organization)-“The National Hispanic Professional Organization (NHPO) is a networking, non-profit, membership-based organization that provides a myriad of educational seminars and professional development training to foster and promote self improvement, professional advancement and personal achievement.”
NSHMBA (National Society of Hispanic MBAs)- “Increase the number of Hispanics graduating from MBA schools through scholarships, awareness programs and mentorship. Enhance career management opportunities for Hispanic MBAs from school to leadership positions, through job placement and world class professional development.”
SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers)- “SHPE is the Source for Quality Hispanic Engineers and Technical Talent. SHPE promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equity.”
YHPAA (Young Hispanic Professional Austin Association)- “To serve as the principal professional resource for young Hispanics in the Austin and Central Texas area for members to build a foundation for their professional, community and social development.
By Monica Pena
Austin Times Staff