CHICAGO, IL, NOVEMBER 13 – This #GivingTuesday, the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) will celebrate giving by raising $25,000 to build an online leadership curriculum for students in underserved communities.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
“USHLI is proud to celebrate a day dedicated to giving,” said Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., President of USHLI.” This is our first time participating in the #GivingTuesday movement and we believe it embodies the essence of our work. For the last 37 years, we have inspired over 1.1 million people to become servant leaders in their communities.”
By developing an online curriculum, USHLI plans to experiment with new modes of teaching and learning to engage its target audience. Participants from the Student Leadership Series – which serves 2,930 organizations in 39 states – expressed in a 2018 survey that they wished the program would be more accessible to parents and students across the nation. As a result, USHLI aims to create massive open online courses (MOOCs) that train students in underserved communities to become leaders in the public, voluntary, and private sector. Potential courses will cover an array of topics, including civic engagement, organizational leadership, diplomacy, and mental health.
Those who are interested in joining USHLI’s #GivingTuesday initiative can host a student-focused roundtable at their high school or college campus, volunteer ten hours a week, help us write the curriculum pro bono, or donate to our cause!
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Complete our Google Form and let us know how you can to volunteer to help us launch this initiative. Maybe you can host a student-focused roundtable at a high school or college campus, volunteer ten hours a week, or help us write the curriculum pro bono?
About the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, Inc.
USHLI is an award-winning Chicago-based national non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization. Since 1982, USHLI has registered 2.3 million new voters; published 425 reports on Latino demographics including the Almanac of Latino Politics; sponsored 36 national conferences, each attended by leaders from 40 states; trained over 1.1 million present and future leaders, and awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships and internships
Founded by the team in the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Y http://www.92Y.org, #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 27. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.