Hispanic Heritage Month Events 2015

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The Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance is a group of CWRU faculty and staff members.

The purpose of the group is to bring together Hispanic/Latino faculty and staff from across the campus for cultural awareness, friendship, student recruitment and retention and public service. All, regardless of race or ethnicity, are invited to join the group.



Alianza Latina meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, noon to 1:00 pm.

Location TBA. All are invited to attend. Please join us!



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Suzanne Rivera

Executive Sponsor:

Suzanne Rivera, PhD

Associate Vice President for Research


Edwin Mayes

Edwin B. Mayes

Director, First-Year Experience and Family Programs


Damaris Punales-Alpizar

Damaris Puñales-Alpízar, PhD

Associate Professor of Spanish





Employee Resource Groups at CWRU:

The purpose of Employee Resource Groups at CWRU is to engage, develop and connect employees as the university strives to create a welcoming environment where individuals respect and celebrate differences. The employee-driven groups will support retention and actively engage in promoting an inclusive environment that will enable them to contribute fully to the university's success.


Plans are underway to establish an African American group and an existing LGBT group plans to serve as a LGBT resource group. Information about these two groups is forthcoming. ERGs are the result of collaboration between the Department of Human Resources, Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and the CWRU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center .







Provides education, support and scholarships to Northeast Ohio, Hispanic students as well as their families through proven, measurable programs and passionate staff and leadership. The mission of Esperanza is to improve the academic achievement of Hispanics in Greater Cleveland by supporting students to graduate high school and promoting post-secondary educational attainment.


Hispanic Alliance inc., (HAi).

A nonprofit organization providing support, advocacy and resources to member organizations. HAi's membership is comprised of businesses, agencies, institutions and social service providers who work directly with Latino communities throughout Ohio and neighboring states.



Small, grassroots Latino organization based in NE Ohio focusing on Latino Outreach, Advocacy and Community Organizing.


National Society of Hispanic MBAs
- Cleveland Chapter
The Cleveland Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) seeks to further develop the Northeastern Ohio community by providing a professional business network in order to promote economic, professional and philanthropic advancement.


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

An association of institutions committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. This association helps promote the development of member colleges and universities, and improve access to and quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students.


The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

A magazine that covers news,events and trends that affect multicultural institutions.

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