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‘Hispanic Roundtable’ hosts kickoff gathering for Convención Hispana ‘19


CLEVELAND, Sept. 5, 2019: In preparation for Convención Hispana ’19, scheduled for October 5 at Max S. Hayes HS, the Hispanic Roundtable hosted its ‘Kickoff Happy Hour’ on Sept. 5 at Blue Habenero Mexican Restaurant, where attendees learned about getting involved and volunteering.


 This October convention highlights a job fair, a community health and resource fair including free health screenings, important topics such as civic and education issues, food, music, activities & face painting for children, and fun for the entire family.


The keynote speaker will be the legendary Puerto Rican singer, José Feliciano, musician, singer and composer, best known for many international hits, including his rendition of The Doors,’ Light My Fire and the best-selling Christmas single, Feliz Navidad.


Convención Hispana, held every three (3) years, focuses on education, empowerment, health, and workforce & economic development.  The event serves as a vehicle for the collaboration of our Greater Cleveland Hispanic community organizations, partners and leaders, while promoting the mission of the Hispanic Roundtable, as well as empowering the Latino community.


At the last Convención in 2016, more than 3,000 members of the community attended. “The excitement is building for Convención 2019. We invite anyone and everyone interested in the Hispanic community, and we anticipate that it will be bigger and bolder than ever before. Our doors are open; we want to transform our community,” says José C. Feliciano, Chair of the Hispanic Roundtable.


As part of the education initiatives, there is an essay contest for high school seniors and college students. Scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to students with the winning essays. The winners of the contest will be acknowledged at Convención Hispana. There will also be a business pitch competition and a school art contest.


For more information, call (440) 570-0448.


On the Internet:  http://hre3.org/


Editor’s Note: The Hispanic Roundtable is a not for profit organization whose mission is to act as a catalyst to empower the Hispanic Community to become full partners in economic, education, political, civic and social life of Greater Cleveland.  La Prensa photos by Mychal Lilly.












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