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  • 30-Oct-2018 11:46 AM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)


    October 29, 2018

    Through this communication, the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (“PMAHCC”), its constituent Board of Directors, and its membership at large, express the most sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to all those directly and indirectly affected by the recent acts of senseless, horrific violence perpetrated against the Tree of Life Synagogue.

    Violence, in any of its harmful forms, has no place in our community, especially when directed against innocent human beings targeted because of their race, gender, religious beliefs, or any other personal identifier. Our organization, one of Pittsburgh’s largest and most diverse community engagement non-profits, will continue to cherish diversity and inclusion in our community, and our activities will always promote principles of respect and solidarity applicable to all.

    The PMAHCC stands in solidarity with the Jewish community, the Tree of Life Synagogue, and our city as a whole. Additionally, we are grateful for the admirable courage demonstrated by the local law enforcement authorities and first responders that sacrificed their wellbeing amidst the gravest of dangers. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Pittsburgh was built, brick by brick, by a cohesive community of hard-working, honest immigrants, and it has evolved into one of the country’s most dynamic and resilient sectors. Acts of bigotry, hatred, and racism will not define or destroy us - they never have, they never will. As such, Pittsburghers will overcome this tragedy, and, through our collective resilience, we will prove that isolated acts of hatred cannot undo the bonds that have unified the Steel City together for centuries.


    On behalf of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board.


    Carmen O. Malloy

    Chairman of the Board



    Attached below is an official PDF version of this statement.

    In Solidarity with Tree of Life Synagogue.pdf


    Please direct all questions to MelanieMarie@pmahcc.org

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  • 09-Oct-2018 11:02 AM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)

    PMAHCC Newsletter

    October 2018

    by: Melanie Marie Boyer



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    • Upcoming Events
    • Reflection on Hispanic Heritage Month Events
    • News/Announcements
    • Business Opportunities
    • Calendar of Events

    October 18th 

    5:30- 7:30 pm

    Rivers Casino Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Event  (Free)

    PMAHCC and friends will gather at the Rivers Casino to celebrate the closing of Hispanic Heritage Month.


    This event will benefit the Latino Community Centerthrough a suggested Gift Card donation (any type).

    The chamber will be giving community service and humanitarian achievement awards to the Latino Community Center and Rosana Elena Guernica.


    November 2, 8-11 pm

     Dia De Los Muertos

    Join us for a night of cuisine, live entertainment, and cocktails in celebration of the ancient Hispanic tradition, Día de los Muertos! Honoring this tradition in Pittsburgh, the annual celebration will unite attendees with a handcrafted toast celebrating the growth of a city, culture, and people.


    Acrobatique Creative and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are excited to collaborate and create a deliberate approach that celebrates diversity and increases access to opportunity for a more equitable quality of life for all.

    More Information



    November 27

    Fiesta Navideña

    Sponsored by UPMCInventionland & Coca Cola, the 2018 PMAHCC Fiesta Navideña is going to be a party to remember!

    The party will take place at Inventionland, a whimsical workspace recognized as one of the coolest work-places in the world by Forbes Magazine, among others. The festivities will take place in a court yard between a castle and a pirate ship! 

    Following a cocktail hour, guests will enjoy live Latin music from a four part band featuring Noel QuintanaCatering will be provided by La Palapa following which, we will hear from keynote speaker, Peter Villegas (President of Latin Affairs for Coca Cola & United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Co-Chairman).

    Did you know that Linkedin pages with a photo get 21x more views and 9x more connection requests than those without? PMAHCC Small Business Member, Cut 'n Run Studios, will be on site taking FREE professional headshots for attendees to use for profile photos & more!


    Peter R. Villegas is the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Co-Chairman and Vice President in the Office of Latin Affairs for the Coca-Cola Company.

    Peter was recognized in 2018 & 2015 by Hispanic Executive Magazine as one of the top 10 Latino executives in the country. Peter received the 2012 United States Hispanic Chamber of CommerceCorporate Advocate of the year award and more...

    For more info about upcoming events please CLICK HERE


    As we wrap up Hispanic Heritage Month, let's take a look back at some of the ways PMAHCC members & Fiends celebrated our heritage since our last newsletter!

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    New PMAHCC Small Business Members, Keyla Cook & Tim Guthrie, celebrated the opening of their new pop-up restaurant, Casa Brasil!PMAHCC registered over 100 people for the event!


    Casa Brasil is conveniently located in Bryant St in Highland Park. On October 22, Casa Brasil will welcome their chef resident, SaludPgh, for their first Residência dinner: Mofongo Monday! We hope you will join for an evening filled with vegan flavors from Puerto Rico.


    The gorgeous floral Arrangements for the Casa Brasil event were provided by PMAHCC Small Business Member, Flora Vista

    To see more photos from the Casa Brasil event: Click Here


    The City of Pittsburgh held a Hispanic Heritage Month "Meet the Officials" event where PMAHCC & ALPFA Pittsburgh members & guests met with the Human Resources Department of the City of Pittsburgh.


    Janet Manuel delivered an inspirational speech and the delicious food was catered by The Colombian Spot (located in the South Side).

    To see more photos from the City of Pittsburgh event: Click Here

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    The annual Latino Picnic (hosted by the Latin American Cultural Union (LACU) was a success featuring (but not limited to):



    a performance by El Coro Latino AmericanoCasa San JoseThe Latino Family CenterPMAHCCColombia en Pittsburgh, an "adult pinata" & much more fun for the whole family!


    To see more photos from the Latino Picnic: Click Here



    PMAHCC Chairman (Carmen Malloy), President (Ivan Usero) & Director of Development (Melanie Marie Boyer) attended the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Conference in Philadelphia along with the greatest Hispanic leaders from across the United States.

    To see more photos from the USHCC Conference: Click Here


    Did you know?





    PMAHCC Congratulates our 6 (SIX!) board members being recognized asPennsylvania's 100 most influential Latino Leaders!

    Carmen Malloy

    Yvonne Campos

    Jonathan Encarnacion

    Fred Ramos

    Ron Alvarado

    Roberto Clemente Jr.

    Thank you for all that you do for PMAHCC and the Hispanic Community everyday!


    New PMAHCC Small Business member, Dan Esterley, was featured in Hispanic Network MagazineThe article chronicles his life "From Orphan to Leader". Dan was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and was given a two-day life expectancy from malnourishment at the orphanage. Despite the pessimistic health outlook, he was adopted and was raised in Pittsburgh. Today Dan has excelled in every endeavor he has undertaken. He has lobbied on biotech campaigns including one that raised over 34 million dollars, established a charitable investment fund supporting 17 local nonprofits, founded a workforce development & economic research consulting firm and more! 

    Read more on our "Latino Spotlight" blog post at 


    PMAHCC member Rosana Guernica was honored with a Proclamation by Mayor Bill Peduto for her extraordinary work and humanitarian efforts following hurricane Maria.

    Rosana will also be honored at the upcoming PMAHCC Rivers Casino event.

    Learn more about how Rosana Guernica changed and saved lives Click Here


    The Barrio Latino Radio Show featuring all types of Latin music and hostIvan Cao-Berg is on air every Thursday from 6-7 pm on 88.3 WRCT. You can also tune in live online.


    Casa San Jose Executive Director, Monica Ruiz, was awarded the 2018 Rising Star award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Monica has been a powerful advocate for Latinos on legal, housing, development, and educational issues. She fights for those facing deportation proceedings and launches projects to assist women, youth and high school students. She received the 2018 New Person Award from the Thomas Merton Center for her work.



    PMAHCC Development Director, Melanie Marie Boyer will be featured on the Behavior Businessradio show on WPPJ 670 am and streamed on www.wppjradio.com at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28.


    US Latino Headlines:

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    "Democrats have a Latino problem. Can they fix it in time?

    Given Trump's rhetoric about immigrants and his border policies, you'd think Hispanics would be leading a march to the polls. (We) aren't."

    Read the Article


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    "Young Latinos: Born in the U.S.A., carving their own identity

    For many young Hispanics, navigating their parents' culture in the U.S. has shaped their views on what it means to be American."

    Get the Full Story


    Pittsburgh News:


    The Diversity and inclusion program has been expanded Pittsburgh based international law firm, at Reed Smith.

    "The Business Inclusion Groups will be led by partner and associate chairs and administrative business unit liaisons. The groups firmwide are: African American, Asian American, Disability, Hispanic/Latino, LGBT+,Multicultural Network and Veterans.

    As part of the initial expansion of the program, Reed Smith plans to conduct an inclusion survey for all employees of the firm and also provide a variety of resources to promote awareness on the importance of an inclusive workplace."

    Read More


    Ivan Usero, PMAHCC President, is also the President of and an insurance broker at the Dan Carinci Agency LLC. 

    "Before switching with Ivan Usero we paid $822 for two cars. Ivan got us the same vehicle coverage PLUS other insurance for only $749. Now all of our belongings, ID theft protection and DOUBLED our previous coverage limits for less money PLUS we have someone we really trust to look our for our best interest.

    Getting a quote can't hurt not to mention supporting the Hispanic community by going through the only Spanish Speaking agent in Western Pennsylvania?!

    You can't go wrong." -M. Boyer

    Contact Ivan at: 

    useroi1@nationwide.com


    Did you know that as a PMAHCC member you are eligible to receive discounts at participating businesses through our Latino Business Initiative?

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    At Hernandez Heating & Cooling, members 10% off for repairs, $150.00 off on new equipment of the sale price.

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    A presidential proclamation was made designating October 14 through October 20, 2018, as National Minority Enterprise Development Week. The President and his office call upon all Americans to celebrate this week with programs, ceremonies, and activities to recognize the many contributions of American minority business enterprises. Read More


    PMAHCC Small Business Member, Candice Cortes, and her business,Estetique Solutions is offering 10% off of all non laser tattoo removals through the end of October! They will also be holding a Non-Laser tattoo removal training on November 10th - 11th at the FeelNu Medical Spa & Wellness Center

    For more information Click Here.

     




    Part 2 includes Business opportunities & a calendar of local events!
    To go to part 2 CLICK HERE

  • 09-Oct-2018 8:37 AM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)


    WE WANT TO PROMOTE & FEATURE YOU!

    If you would like us to feature your event/ business/ story/ job listing etc. in the PMAHCC Newsletter? Submit your information including photos and contact information to Newsletter@pmahcc.org

    Our newsletter reaches thousands of Latino's and supporters of the Latino community in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

    The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting our members, promoting Latinx culture, the economic interest and prosperity of the Latinx community in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

    Note: In the future advertising in our newsletter may require chamber membership. 


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    Novus Group seeks a Sales Support Financial Analyst for our Downtown Pittsburgh client, a premier company in their industry. This is a temporary/contract role with a pay rate of up to $26.00 per hour.

    Summary: The Sales Support Financial Analyst provides overall strategic consultation and financial analysis for existing accounts and new business opportunities including performing an integral role in strategy discussions with clients and prospects. More info/ Apply


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    The American Health-Care Group is currently scheduling Immunization Clinics to help protect your employees with an onsite clinic & educational talk.

    American HealthCare Group will plan, schedule and administer your on-site immunization clinic to make it easier for your employees to become immunized!

    Online Scheduling - Low to No minimums- Can bill your insurance

    Get More Information


    The Allegheny County Jail Healthcare Unit is now hiring for the following two (2) positions: Director of Nursing and Substance Abuse Counselor. Please post both job announcements in all applicable locations.

    Interested applicants may apply at http://alleghenycounty.us/careers/index.aspx



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    If you love cutting-edge technology and want to be part of a winning team, apply to be an Enterprise Account Executive EAE3 at Comcast Business. Join Comcast Business at a recruiting happy hour on November 7 at Revel and Roost from 5 to 7 pm. Register here.


    To view more than 8,000 jobs in South Western PA 

    CLICK HERE


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    16

    5pm+

    @The Backstage Bar

    Noel Quintana & The Latin Crew are Celebrating their 19th anniversary with music, of course! CDs & Vinyls will be available for sale.


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    6pm 

    Pittsburgh Business Exchange's: International Business Executive Networking Reception

    @Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh

    Take part in one of the largest, most diverse gatherings of business leaders and executives in the region!

    With THIRTEEN organizations on the docket, this will be a fantastic networking opportunity for all levels of leadership in business.Register Now


    18

    5:30 - 7:30 pm

    Hispanic Heritage Month Closing

    @Rivers Casino

    *FREE*

    PMAHCC and friends will gather at the Rivers Casino to celebrate the closing of Hispanic Heritage Month.

    This event will benefit the Latino Community Center through a suggested Gift Card donation (any type).

    The chamber will be giving community service and humanitarian achievement awards to the Latino Community Center and Rosana Elena Guernica.


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    9- 10:30 am

    Holding Your Team Accountable… Building and Maintaining Accountability in Your Business

    @Duquesne Small Business Development Center

    In this practical and fast-moving workshop designed for business owners, you’ll learn how to address the different challenges of establishing and maintaining accountability with team members in your business. You’ll be guided through the different steps of accountability along with the education, tools, and processes needed to change how you manage your team. More Info


    8 pm - 12 pm

    Jazz with Kenia

    @Andy's Wine Bar

    A cool fall night calls for some cool jazz by KENIA at Andys Wine Bar in the Fairmont Hotel, downtown Pittsburgh! Drop in for one of Andy's signature cocktails or a glass from their extensive wine list. No cover as always.


    20

    10:30 pm

    @La Palapa (South Side)

    Salsa Saturdays is Back! Join La Palapa & DJ Juan Diego Inc for Dancing, Drinks and Fun! Entrance is FREE! This is a 21+ event.


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    5 - 10 pm

    Mofongo Monday

    @Casa Brasil

    Casa Brasil will welcome our chef resident SaludPgh for their first Residência dinner: Mofongo Monday!

    It will be an evening filled with vegan flavors from Puerto Rico. 


    No tickets necessary, but reservations are encouraged. Just send us an email casabrasilpgh@gmail.com


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    2 - 3:40 pm

    SALUD PARA NIÑOS - Free Pediatric Clinics

    @Salvation Army 54 S. 9th Street South Side Pittsburgh, PA 15203

    More Information http://www.chp.edu/spanishclinic 412-692-6000 option 8.

    Appointments ARE REQUIRED but health insurance IS NOT required. Please call 412-692-6000 option 8 to make an appointment and on the same day of the clinic and listen to the message to verify that there have not been cancellations or changes in the schedule due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions.


    24

    9 am- 12 pm

    Writing A Business Plan

    @Duquesne Small Business Development Center

    Writing a business plan is a crucial step in starting and growing a business, but is often neglected. The plan can help you set goals and determine how they will be achieved; and can be used to seek financing from a lender. Join Christine Hughes and Rich Longo, business consultants for Duquesne University SBDC as they walk you through a simple step-by-step process for putting together a plan that will allow you to communicate that the operational and financial success of the business is feasible. Every attendee will receive a “Writing a Business Plan” guide. More Info


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    8-11 pm

    Dia De Los Muertos

    @Hotel Monaco

    Join us for a night of cuisine, live entertainment, and cocktails in celebration of the ancient Hispanic tradition, Día de los Muertos! Honoring this tradition in Pittsburgh, the annual celebration will unite attendees with a handcrafted toast celebrating the growth of a city, culture, and people.

    Acrobatique Creative and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are excited to collaborate and create a deliberate approach that celebrates diversity and increases access to opportunity for a more equitable quality of life for all.


    27

    6 - 9 pm

    Fiesta Navideña

    @Inventionland

    Sponsored by UPMC, Inventionland & Coca-Cola, the 2018 PMAHCC Fiesta Navideña is going to be a party to remember!

    The party will take place at Inventionland, a whimsical workspace recognized as one of the coolest workplaces in the world by Forbes Magazine, among others. The festivities will take place in a courtyard between a castle and a pirate ship!

    Following a cocktail hour, guests will enjoy live Latin music from a four-part band featuring Noel Quintana! Catering will be provided by La Palapa following which, we will hear from keynote speaker, Peter Villegas (President of Latin Affairs for Coca-Cola & United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Co-Chairman).

    Did you know that Linkedin pages with a photo get 21x more views and 9x more connection requests than those without? PMAHCC Small Business Member, Cut 'n Run Studios, will be on site taking FREE professional headshots for attendees to use for profile photos & more!

    Newsletter By: Melanie Marie Boyer


    Did you miss part 1? Click here

    Part 1 contained: 

    • Upcoming PMAHCC Events
    • Reflection on Hispanic Heritage Month Events
    • News/Announcements


    PMAHCC thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see you at one of our upcoming events! For information on memberships, scholarships and more please visit: www.pmahcc.org


    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

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  • 25-Sep-2018 11:11 AM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)

    Dan Esterly: Orphan to Leader

    Ph.D. student and MBA graduate is shattering the status quo

    Written by: Paige Kazina / Published in: Hispanic Network Magazine



    PMAHCC is proud to introduce one of our newest members, Dan Esterly. We are proud of Mr. Esterly's accomplishments and eager to support Dan in the next chapter in his professional career.


    Being both young and Hispanic can feel daunting in America. Adversity can create obstacles and discourage young Hispanics from dreaming large. However, some young Hispanic-Americans are shattering the status quo. One of those people is Dan Esterly.


    If you’re from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, you may be familiar with Esterly’s work. At the age of 28, he is a business owner, Ph.D. student, radio host, and is heavily involved in Pittsburgh’s non- profit community. Esterly wasn’t always a success story. He was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and was given a two-day life expectancy from malnourishment at the orphanage. Despite the pessimistic health outlook, he was adopted and was raised in Pittsburgh. Esterly also battled depression and alcoholism in his young adult life.




    After much adversity, Esterly was able to rise above the initial cards he was dealt. He entered the workforce at the age of 13, started college at the age of 16, and began graduate school at the age of 21. In 2008, Esterly saw an opportunity to start actively buying stocks. He was able to outperform most financial professionals and was sought after to advise financial professionals. Esterly stated, “My first experiences in consulting were accidental. A fund manager from Boston called me for input, simply from word-of-mouth from the Pittsburgh business community. I was truly flattered and stunned, because of how young I was.”


    Esterly went on to earn an M.S. in Professional Counseling and an MBA in Healthcare Management. He attributes his education to building the foundation for his business in consulting. “I needed to master both fields to thrive. Business has various human elements, and counseling has a lot to teach us about organizations. The same principles that apply to group behavior also enhance an organization’s well-being.”



    Daniel Esterly and PMAHCC Director of Development, Melanie Marie Boyer,

    at the "Special Invitation to the Rivers Club" event in August.


    Esterly then went on to work as a lobbyist in biotechnology. One of his projects raised more than $34 million from the federal government to fund drug research. Regardless of his occupation, Esterly has always focused on increasing financial value for companies.


    In 2016, Esterly decided to diversify his business. He founded Public Waves, LLC, which eventually became a successful consulting venture. “I have had clients from Texas to Pennsylvania. It’s truly been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my entire life.” Currently, Public Waves, LLC serves clientele including the Energy Innovation Center Institute, Community Liver Alliance, Water4Life Mozambique, and CSD Engineers, LLC. He provides consulting services ranging from workforce development & economic research to other organizational services.


    Esterly also is a full-time doctoral student at Point Park University’s Ph.D. program in Community Engagement. “It’s somewhat of a leadership degree with a research focus on benefiting the community. The Pittsburgh community helped me to succeed and I am constantly looking for ways to give back.” He hosts a radio show through Point Park University, called Behavior Business, where he invites guests on the show from both the business and mental health community. Esterly also continues to self-manage his portfolio and consult on other larger investment portfolios.


    In 2015, Esterly established a charitable investment fund called Esterly Fund. To date, the fund supports 17 non-profits in Pittsburgh. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Glade Run Foundation and Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh. “I truly don’t think my life would have turned out this way in Honduras. It’s surreal sometimes to think of my journey and how different things could have been. I am grateful for every day on this earth and hope to give back ten-fold.” Esterly is considered a young rising star in the Pittsburgh business community.


    At the age of 28, Esterly insists he has only just begun. “It’s been my experience that businesses don’t care what race, nationality, age, etc. you are. If you can provide value for a company, companies will value your service. That’s the beautiful thing about America. You really can create or re-create your life here.”


    Connect with Dan:

    http://www.danesterly.com/




    Want to be featured? Have an interesting story about the Pittsburgh Latin Community? Email: MelanieMarie@pmahcc.org

    The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce​ is committed to supporting our members, promoting Latinx culture, the economic interest and prosperity of the Latinx community in the Greater Pittsburgh region.


    Post By: Melanie Marie Boyer

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    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

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  • 09-Sep-2018 9:31 PM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)


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    11th

    Regional Economic Inclusion Summit: Launching Employee Resource Groups

    @ Westin Convention Center

    When should you launch ERGs for your organization; and if so, how do you get started? This session will explore the questions and the work that should be done when considering ERGs or other employee networks for your organization. More Info


    11th

    Noche Latina

    8 PM – 11 PM

    @ BURN by Rocky Patel Pittsburgh

    *Free*

    Guests will be able to enjoy delicious small bites made exclusively for Noche Latina, cocktails, cigar specials, and more! We will also have a featured guest DJ spinning the hottest Latin Pop and Reggaeton hits.


    13th

    Regional Economic Inclusion Summit: Launching Employee Resource Groups

    @ Westin Convention Center

    When should you launch ERGs for your organization; and if so, how do you get started? This session will explore the questions and the work that should be done when considering ERGs or other employee networks for your organization. More Info


    13th

    First Step Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)

    10 am - 12 pm

    North Regional Chamber

    New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop. The start-up essentials workshop is a 2 hour session. Register Now


    15th

    Kennywood LATINO DAY!

    Latino Kennywood Day in collaboration with LACU, Latin American Cultural Union.. Habrán puestos de comida, música, presentaciones artisticas, etc.

    Dj Juan Diego and Marlon Silva on sound!


    15th

    Spanish for Beginners

    1 pm - 2 pm

    Carnegie Library, Classroom A

    *FREE*

    This introduction to Spanish meets on the first and third Saturday of each month. This class runs from January through April, but new participants are welcome at any time!


    15th

    Independence of Mexico and Central America in Beechview

    12 pm - 9 pm

    There will be live music, soloists, musical groups, mariachis, food stalls, games for children, Kids bouncy house, and more presented by Las Palmas, LACU & PHDC. More Info


    17th

    Regional Economic Inclusion Summit: Launching Employee Resource Groups

    @ Westin Convention Center

    When should you launch ERGs for your organization; and if so, how do you get started? This session will explore the questions and the work that should be done when considering ERGs or other employee networks for your organization. More Info


    18th

    Social Media Series: LinkedIn

    9 am - 12 pm

    Duquesne University SBDC

    Speaker Joel Burstein will lead you through setting up a LinkedIn profile; offer tips for best practices and review examples of how LinkedIn is being used by customers like yours to help them find businesses like you. Register


    19th

    Get Behind the Numbers & Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements Workshop

    9 am - 12 pm

    @ Duquesne University SBDC


    This hands-on workshop takes a step-by step approach to explaining two important financial statements: profit and loss statement and balance sheet. A representative from Wilke & Associates will offer clear examples for using these statements to make informed decisions, identify potential problems within your business and set realistic financial goals. You will leave knowing how to read your statements and how they can be used to increase your profits. Register


    20th

    How to Nail Your Interview & Elevator Pitch

    6 pm - 8 pm

    Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon

    *Free*

    Join NBMBAA- Pittsburgh Chapter in learning key interview skills that will set you apart from the competition.

    Sign Up


    22nd

    Salsa Night 

    @ La Palapa

    Come to dance and have lots of fun at our South Side location! Parking available in the lot beside Mallorca and the Lot across the street! Dj Dee will be mixing some Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia and more. Info Here


    27th

    CLAS Welcome Back Reception

    5 pm

    @4130 Posvar Hall

    Hosted by Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)

    Meet the Center for Latin American Studies staff, affiliated faculty members, interns, and other students. This is a chance to learn about all that the Center offers, including opportunities available in the upcoming year. More Info


    29th

    LACU annual Picnic

    12 pm – 7 pm

    Bring your family and friends to enjoy music, games, participate in raffles and more! As always, BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE!


    29th

    Alba Flamenca in Concert

    8 pm – 11 pm

    We are back at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, coming together again for a night of music, dance, friends, and wine to welcome the new season and celebrate a birthday!!

    Alba Flamenca will be playing some of your favorite flamenco tunes and premiering some new material in an intimate setting where you can enjoy the rhythm and melodies of this beautiful art form. Guest musicians include Erik Lawrence.

    The event is family friendly.

    Cash bar available.

    Register Now


    28th - 30th

    For the Love of Bachata Experience, Fall Edition

    @ Art & Style Dance Studio

    More Information


    By: Melanie Marie Boyer



    PMAHCC thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see you at one of our upcoming events! For information on memberships, scholarships and more please visit: www.pmahcc.org

    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

    Please Like, Follow and Subscribe us at:

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  • 09-Sep-2018 9:25 PM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)

    PMAHCC Newsletter

    August 2018

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    PMAHCC Thanks all who attended our Hispanic Heritage Month Extravaganza at: 

    Verdetto's Bar & Restaurant -Featuring Clemente Mural Artist, Jeremy Raymer

    PNC Park- the Pittsburgh Pirates donated a portion of ticket sales to the scholarship fund

    The Fairmont with Salsa 412



    A special thanks to Allegheny Home Insulation Service who, in addition to the sponsors recognized at the event, made a large contribution at the celebration.


    Photo: Rocio Alers, 2018 Rob Vega Scholarship Recipient

    Congratulations to the 22 students who receive $26,000 in Scholarships from our PMAHCC Foundation in 2018!

    For a full list of recipients, their colleges and majors: Click Here



    We also thank The Rivers Club, ALPFA and all of those who attended our "Special Invitation to the Rivers Club" event.

    For more upcoming events please CLICK HERE


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    According to The Brookings Institute, Pittsburgh is making it's rise as a Global Innovation City effectively capturing the next economy.


    "Today, the competitive advantage of the region is no longer its rivers and raw materials but its high-skilled workers, world-class research institutions, and technology-intense advanced manufacturing. In 2016, for example, the region’s per capita university research and development (R&D) spending was nearly two and a half times the national average. While these assets are considerable, they also place Pittsburgh in competition with a number of other innovation cities that are rapidly investing billions in a suite of new technologies and industries poised to reshape the global economy." Read More


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    This year local Nonprofit, PowerLink has helped 4 companies reach the one million dollar mark, with 8 other companies close to reaching that milestone.

    Powerlink CEO, Anita Brattina, writes about the five lessons learned that aided these companies in reaching this great milestone: 

    • Recurring revenue
    • Recurring lead pipeline
    • Branding and social media strateg
    • Hiring and leading
    • Sales process and pricing

    Read More


    Thank you to PMAHCC member, Natalie Olup (left) of Rosedale Tech, for donating her 50/50 winnings to the PMAHCC scholarship fund at our Rivers Club event this past month!

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    Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

    What are you doing to celebrate our heritage this month? 

    Send details and a photo to MelanieMarie@pmahcc to be included in next month's newsletter!

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    The 2018 National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention, featuring Zoe Saldana, will take place from September 15th through the 18th at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Learn More


    PA Latino Convention


    The first ever Pennsylvania Latino Convention will take place in Lancaster from September 19th through the 22nd. This event was created to serve as the annual gathering to ignite positive change in local communities across the state while ensuring key stakeholders are accessible, accountable and responsive to the needs of the Latino community.

    PALC is an opportunity to assemble the state’s professionals and emerging leaders to tackle issues impacting the fastest growing segment of the population.

    Pennsylvania is home to almost 1 million Latinos and is home to the second largest migration of Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria, this convention discusses challenges and opportunities for new Pennsylvanians. Sign Up


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    PMAHCC Board Member, Jesus Torres & wife, Elizabeth Torres who welcomed their first child, Isla Bella Torres, on August 16th!


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    The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced today the appointment of Ramiro Cavazos as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors chose Cavazos to lead America’s largest Hispanic business organization representing over 4.3 million Hispanic-owned businesses. Cavazos is currently President and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and will replace Fernand Fernández, Interim President & CEO. Read More


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    Be sure to tune in to the Barrio Latino Radio show on 88.3 WRCT every Thursday from 6-7 pm.

    PMAHCC greatly apprecaites support from Ivan Cao-Berg, host of Barrio Latino.

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    Pittsburgh is to receive over $30 million in redevelopment grants awarded to local resources and institutions like Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead and Allegheny General Hospital & more as part of the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

    The grants, which have been awarded every year since 1986, are given to a wide variety of businesses and projects around the state.  Read More at Next Pittsbugh

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    Thank you to the Tribune Review for featuring the details of our Hispanic Heritage Month event.



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    The Lean Startup Conference is seeking Hispanic speakers for it's 2018 Conference in Las Vegas, NV from November 14-16th. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2018.

    Whether you work in a bootstrapped startup, small business, government agency, non-profit, or a large enterprise, Lean is looking for diverse voices and wants to hear from you! Apply now

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    The Novus Group is seeking applicants for a Field Representatives position for an Outreach/Community Relations project with one of the largest companies in Pittsburgh. The position will go from September 24 through December and pay $18.00 - $20.00 per hour, with the possibility for bonus!


    Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation (PHDC) is soliciting plumbing, electric and HVAC quotes for a 4,500 square foot tenant fit-out on the second floor of the Beechview Senior Center located at 1555 Broadway Avenue in Beechview. Your firm is invited to submit a quote on the scope of your trade.  Quotes are due by Noon, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    For Questions email: info@PHDCincubator.org

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    Highmark seeks an Applications Developer – Java to analyze, design, code, test and implement application enhancements, and provide general production support.




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    Duquesne Light Company is hiring an IT Sr. Project Manager I to oversee large projects related to internal information systems.




    Jewish Family and Community Services are seeking someone to join their team as their in-house marketing guru and make an impact on the lives of people working through life’s changes & challenges across Pittsburgh. 



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    Verdetto's Bar & Resturant is seeking a full-time bartender to work Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm for $10/ hour plus tips.

    Send Applications to: Verdetto2838@verizon.net





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    PMAHCC thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see you at one of our upcoming events! For information on memberships, scholarships and more please visit: www.pmahcc.org

    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

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  • 09-Sep-2018 5:52 PM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)


    9/9/2018

    Written by: Melanie Marie Boyer


    2018 PMAHCC Foundation Scholarships


    The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is committed to giving back to the Hispanic community of our great city. One way that we do this is through providing scholarships to the next generation of outstanding Hispanics, our future leaders!


    Above: Rocio Alers (2018 Rob Vega Scholarship Recipient) speaks at the recent PMAHCC  "Hispanic Heritage Month Extravaganza" event .


    Since 2011, when the fund began, the chamber has awarded 120 scholarships in the amount of $168,000 to promising Hispanic students in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. The names of the individuals receiving the 22 scholarships in 2018 will be presented at the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Extravaganza: Pregame event. See photos


    Above: Anamaria Ortiz (2018 Scholarship Recipient) waves as she is recognized for volunteering at the recent PMAHCC  "Hispanic Heritage Month Extravaganza" event .


    If you would like to contribute to the future of the next generation of Latinos Donate Here.


    The following is a full list of our 2018 PMAHCC Scholarship Recipients.

    Name Last School/Year Career High School
    Nicholas R Acuña 1st yr CMU Mechanical Engineer Moon Area High Scholl
    Raymundo Arvizu Guzman 1st yr Penn State Engineering Peters Township High School
    Jorge L Candiotti 2nd yr Slippery Physician Assistant Studies Ricardo Bentin, Lima Peru
    Alexander R Castano 1st yr Penn State-Gtr Allegheny Engineering Brashear High School
    Leonardo E Castano 1st yr Duquesne Physics Brashear High School
    Tessa H Douglas 2nd yr Rider BFA Musical Theater Woodland Hills Jr/Sr HS
    Paulina M Iniguez 4th yr Penn State--New Kensington Corp Communications/Psycology Franklin Regional High School
    Jose Miguel Juarez 4th yr Pitt Med School M.D. ( Doctor)/Clinical Research DePaul Catholic High School- N.J.
    Jose G Key 1st yr Yale Biomedical Engineering North Allegheny Senior HS
    Samuel A Naponic 1st yr SE Uni, FL Public Relations/Spanish Norwin High School
    Jorge A Olan 3rd yr Allegheny Biology, Pre-Med Seneca Valley High School
    Jorge A Oliver 3rd yr Penn State Mechanical Engineer Hampton High School
    Anamaria Ortiz 3rd yr Duquesne Political Science/International Relations Keystone Oaks HS
    Christopher J Pujol Graduate Catholic Priest Valley High School
    Lauren M Quintero 2nd yr Ohio State CivilEngineering Upper St Clair HS
    Nina M Rivero 4th yr Duquesne Finance Pine-Richland High School
    Thomas M Shepherd 1st yr RMU Cyber Forensics Shaler Area High School
    Matthew T Starkman 4th yr Duquesne Physical Therapy West Allegheny High School
    Valeria Tupac Yupanqui 2nd yr Pitt Bioengineering North Hills High School
    Giovanna M Varlotta 1st yr UPA International Relations PGH CAPA
    Andre L Williams 1st yr Ohio State Engineering Peters Twp High School

    Rob Vega Memorial Scholarship

    Rocio Alers Exchange PR Law UPR Escuela Secundaria


  • 31-Jul-2018 10:51 PM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)

    PMAHCC Newsletter

    August 2018

    Hello {Contact_First_Name}!


    PMAHCC has announced our new Executive Board positions.

    Carmen O. Malloy- Chairman

    Ivan Usero- President

    Jesus Torres- Treasurer

    Armando Ocando-  Secretary



    PMAHCC is actively seeking Fall interns for: Social Media Marketing, Photography, Journalism & Videography. Please submit resume & portfolios to Chamber@pmahcc.org


    PMAHCC Partner, Rosedale Tech will be holding their 3rd Annual Car Show on August 25th


    PMAHCC Board Member, Roberto Clemente Jr. Welcomed his first child in July!



    USHCC has joined the "Open for all" campaignOpen to All is the nationwide public engagement campaign to build awareness and understanding about the importance of our nation’s nondiscrimination laws—and to defend the bedrock principle that when businesses open their doors to the public, they should be Open to All. Read More


    As part USHCC's new women’s initiative, In Her Footsteps, we want to hear what some of the biggest challenges are for Latinas in the workforce. The form below will be used to gather insights from your unique experiences and will be used to help us better advocate for you. 

    Click Here to Participate

    August 9-10th Facebook Community Boost (FREE!)

    Digital skills classes will be taught at The University Club of Pittsburgh. In between sessions, Facebook Business Help Desks will be available for live 1:1 assistance on Facebook Pages, Ads Manager, Instagram and more! Facebook Community Boost is free to attend and open to the public. More Information



    August 28th Special Invitation to the Rivers Club (FREE!)

    ALPFA and PMAHCC members and friends are specially invited to experience the Rivers Club, their fine cuisine, network and have a wonderful time! Coworkers, Friends, Clients (and more) are welcome to attend this FREE event.

    Hors d'oeuvres and one complimentary beverage will be provided. Additional drinks available from value-priced cash bar.

    More Information



    September 5: Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff (Clemente Day)

    The event will take place at Verdetto's Bar & Restaurant where the new Roberto Clemente Mural has been painted. Attendees include Manny Sanguillén, Grant Jackson, Roberto Clemente Jr., The Clemente Family, Mayor Bill Peduto & More! There will be many prizes to be won including airline tickets, autographed sports gear, hotel stays and more!

    In addition, tickets to the Pittsburgh Pirates game will be available at a discounted rate for attendees and other PMAHCC friends. A small donation will be made to the PMAHCC scholarship fund for each Pirates ticket sold. All proceeds from this event benefit the scholarship fund!

    REGISTER HERE !

    For more upcoming events please CLICK HERE




    The Allegheny County Parks Department has Grant Coordinator position they are looking to fill.    http://www.alleghenycounty.us/Careers/Parks/Grant-Coordinator.aspx


    The Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation (PHDC) is seeking bids for its upcoming project

    The project consists of the following trades/ supplies:

    • Electricians, Laborers
    • Plumbers, Laborers
    • HVAC, Laborers
    • Office Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment, Laborers

    For more information contact: GuillermoPHDC@gmail.com


    Etna Borough in conjunction with Shaler Township has made a formal request for proposals for consulting services to prepare a Bicycle Route along Pine Creek from Kiwanis Park in Shaler Township to the proposed Etna Riverfront Park and Trail on Bridge Street, under the Robert D. Fleming Bridge in Etna Borough. For more information contact: jjankowski@etnaborough.org



    The Allegheny County Jail is now hiring for a Director of Nursing in the Medical Unit. Interested applicants may apply at the following link: http://www.alleghenycounty.us/careers/index.asp


    Are you interested in mentoring a team of freshman students in the School of Business this fall? Your role, as a mentor, would be to guide a team through the process of developing a solution, researching its feasibility and creating a final presentation discussing the implementation of this solution. All 300+ incoming freshman will take this class and the winning teams have a chance to earn scholarship money.

    If you feel you might be interested or for more information, please contact: Christine Hughes, hughes@duq.edu


    2018 Vibrant Pittsburgh/Urban Affairs Foundation is accepting Mini Grants. This year’s theme is Language Access through the Use of Technology. Language access describes ways in which your organization will help to bridge the communication barrier for people who cannot speak, understand, hear, read or write English fluently or proficiently. We encourage community groups and non-profits to apply and consider how they can use technology to make our region's resources more accessible to all.

    Deadline for applications is 5:00 PM EST on August 31, 2018. For more information and our application, please visit https://jewishpittsburgh.formstack.com/forms/minigrants. You can also learn more at http://vibrantpittsburgh.org/Module/Resource/MiniGrantsList.




    City Council voted to PASS the "RIV" legislation to update Pittsburgh's riverfront zoning. After an almost two-year public process led by City Planning that involved community meetings, feedback from hundreds of riverfront businesses, neighborhood residents and stakeholders, the RIV is approved! More Information



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    PMAHCC thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see you at one of our upcoming events! For information on memberships, scholarships and more please visit: www.pmahcc.org


    7/31/2018

    Written by: Melanie Marie Boyer



    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

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  • 10-Oct-2017 9:53 AM | Anonymous

    PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Carmen Malloy, Consultant and Customer Relations Specialist with Peoples Gas, as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award Presented by Nationwide.

    The NFL, Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Nationwide have partnered for the seventh annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2017 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.

    The Steelers honored Malloy at their game on Sunday, Oct. 8 when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars at 1 p.m.

    Malloy, a Colombian born naturalized United States citizen, has worked at Peoples Gas for the last 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work master’s program and is committed to the Peoples mission of making life better in our community. In her capacity at Peoples, Malloy advocates for those who are less fortunate.  Malloy joined the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) in 1999 and in 2013 she was elected President of the executive board.  Malloy supports the PMAHCC mission of contributing to making Pittsburgh the city of opportunity and growth for our future generations by managing the Chamber’s Foundation Scholarship program.  This program has provided 97 students with scholarships totaling $142,000 since the initiative began in 2011. Malloy enjoys volunteering and was the 2016 recipient of the Minority Action Group Minority Achiever’s Award.  She donates her time to multiple organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and the YMCA Greater Pittsburgh Community Advisory Committee.

    Each award recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation. 

    Malloy has chosen the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the $2,000 donation which will provide scholarships to two students through the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship program.

    Nationwide’s partnership with the NFL and support of the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards is the latest in a series of rich and authentic relationships with the Hispanic community. The Columbus-based insurance and financial services company already has partnerships with Latina Style, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, and Prospanica. Nationwide also provides resources, support, and service to Hispanic consumers and business owners across the country. The sponsorship of Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards aligns with Nationwide’s goal of partnering with organizations that share the company’s values of improving the lives of others and giving back to the community.

    “Nationwide is excited to be partnering with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the National Football League to present this year’s Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards,” said Mike Boyd, Senior Vice-President of Marketing at Nationwide. “Nationwide takes pride in working with groups who share our values of improving the lives of others and giving back to the community. We look forward to recognizing the charitable efforts of Hispanic leaders in all 32 NFL markets during Hispanic Heritage Month.”

    About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

    The Hispanic Heritage Foundation – a nonprofit established by the White House in 1987 – inspires, prepares, and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles with satellite workspaces in New York, Silicon Valley, San Antonio, and Miami (Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org).

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  • 08-Oct-2016 2:38 PM | Anonymous

    How do you define "community leadership"?

    What would you tell someone who was considering going to medical school?

    What is your favorite part Pittsburgh?

    ​Jose Miguel Juarez is a first-generation Guatemalan American born and raised in a single parent home in Paterson NJ, where he graduated as valedictorian of DePaul Catholic High School. He completed his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross where he graduated with honors and conducted Atomic and Laser Physics Research for which he was offered a research position at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena CA.

     

    Mr. Juarez’s greatest passion is living, learning, and working directly among underserved populations and advocating fervently for their rights. Hence, after college he joined Teach For America and served as a high school teacher in a low-income Latino community in Houston TX and in a low-income African American community in Tunica MS. After TFA, he moved to Spring Hill FL and worked in a medically-underserved community as a coordinator of medical services for Crescent Community Free Clinic. Today, here in Pittsburgh, he volunteers as a paramedic for Operation Safety Net, a team bringing medical services directly to the homeless in the streets and under the bridges of Pittsburgh. He is also a coordinator and medical translator for SALUD – Clinica Gratuita, a free clinic committed to helping our Spanish-speaking community. Currently, Mr. Juarez is a third year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he founded the UPittMed chapter of the national Latino Medical Student Association. His area of concentration is Global Health and Underserved Populations, and his area of research is pediatric otolaryngology at UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

     

    Mr. Juarez’s passion and commitment to both academics and community service has been recognized nationally by the American Medical Association Foundation and Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. In 2015, he was named a National Minority Scholar. He was also a recipient of the National Magis Medal. He has also been recognized at the city level by the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Gateway Medical Society, and Café con Leche. He is one of the recipients of this year’s PMAHCC Scholarship as well as the GMS Academic Achievement and Community Service Award. He is also one of the 2015 FUERZA! Latino Making a Difference in Pittsburgh Award winners. At the school level, he received the 2016 Blue Star Community Service Award from the University of Pittsburgh and the 2016 Sally Miller Award for Advocacy on Behalf of the Medically Underserved by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

     

    Motivated by these experiences, Mr. Juarez is determined to continue learning, serving, and helping to reduce health disparities here in Pittsburgh, and throughout our country. As a doctor, he will continue volunteering and advocating passionately for all who do not have access to health care.



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