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How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Your Company

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Cori Hammoor • Director of Marketing

Hispanic Heritage Month is an amazing opportunity to celebrate and recognize the Latinx community at your company. These initiatives can help your company celebrate, connect with, and empower your Latinx employees throughout the year. 

How your company can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The following initiatives were curated by our team of social impact experts that execute thoughtful social impact efforts for our customers every day. Some of these initiatives are easy enough to accomplish internally, but for others, you will need to lean on a social impact program or team. 

Don’t have a social impact program or team? Learn more about Percent Pledge powered customized social impact programs, a single source for donations, volunteering, charity vetting, & impact reports.

[1] Donations

Our Percent Pledge Latinx Cause Portfolio contains four highly-regarded, thoroughly vetted nonprofits that help take the guesswork out of choosing the right organization for your company and employees to donate to and partner with.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Since 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has worked to help propel Hispanic Americans toward success in college and beyond. Its work has contributed to hundreds of thousands more Latino voices, insights, art, innovations, businesses, and movements that positively influence the lives of all Americans to this day.

Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services

RAICES promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.

United We Dream

United We Dream creates welcoming spaces for young people – regardless of immigration status – to support, engage, and empower them to make their voices heard and win. It is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country.

UnidosUS

UnidosUS builds a stronger America by creating opportunities for Latinos. It believes in an America where economic, political, and social advancement is a reality for all Latinos, where all Hispanics thrive and our community’s contributions are recognized.

Percent Pledge allows all companies and employees to donate to these nonprofits simultaneously through its Workplace Giving Platform.

[2] Volunteering

Time is invaluable, and volunteering your organization’s time, while inspiring your employees to do the same, is often the greatest gift you can give. It’s the perfect team building event and can have an incredibly positive impact on your employees and your organization. 

Conduct mock interviews with diverse young adults

In partnership with Per Scholas, host a mock interview session with students from diverse backgrounds. You and your team will help prepare the students for job interviews, and provide tips for presenting themselves and their experiences in the most impactful way.

Host a resume workshop

Gather your team and help first-generation college students dive into career exploration with confidence by providing feedback, tips, and advice on cover letters and resumes.

Mentor children, adults, & families

Whether reading to children, helping with homework, or helping build resumes, volunteer your team to provide a higher quality of life with Casa Central, which directly serves and impacts the Latinx community.

A single volunteer event takes 20-30 hours to plan and execute. Learn how Percent Pledge saves your company that time by organizing customized volunteer events.

[3] Other ways to support the Latinx community

Inspire your employees to get involved to spread support. No gesture is too small.

Shop Latinx-owned businesses

Encouraging employees to support Latinx-owned businesses is as easy as it is rewarding with these Latinx-owned businesses.

Lunch & learn

Host a lunch and learn to share Hispanic Heritage Month history and encourage employees to bring in Latinx-inspired food and share their recipes.

Find a breakdown of each of these efforts and more for your company to make a positive impact this holiday by downloading our Support Latinx Community Kit. Again, if you need help pursuing these initiatives, learn more about Percent Pledge’s proven social impact program and team of experts by requesting a demo

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