Special Programs

Special Programs

Women on the Frontline

wfThe “Women on the Frontline…On the Road” program targets women, especially, minority women, military spouses, and armed forces veterans transitioning back into civilian life. This program outlines the top reasons to start your own business … like, knowing your work habits, working smarter, understanding the value of hard work, and gaining better sales & networking skills.

Let the Hispanic Chamber help you to advance your future; attend an entrepreneurial training or visit with their business development specialists!

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The Hispanic Chamber’s Business Development Specialists will be available at three rural Wal-Mart Super Centers and Neighborhood Markets, and able to provide key one-on-one business development counseling. The technical assistance, which will consist of specialized counseling on creating a business plan, developing a marketing plan, and reviewing financial packaging will be held in English and Spanish.

 


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Política Nueva

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Have you ever considered running for political office? 
Are you interested in serving on a board of directors or commission?
Do you know where to start in makin these aspirations a reality?

Your El Paso Hispanic Chamber is proud to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the inaugural class of our "Política Nueva" Candidate Program. Oue year long program is deisgned to help participants understand what it takes to run for political office and how to go about seeting up their campaign. In addition, manu of the topics covered will help those individuals interested in serving our corporate or state boards and commissions, positioning them for these levels of leadership. 

Schedule: The courses are offered over a twelve-month period beginning in July 2016. Monthly classes will be held on the 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 pm with guest speakers and a closing ceremony reception. 

Why create Política Joven?
For the past several years, one of the consistent remarks the Hispanic Chamber has received is, "I want to run for Political Office but I don't know where to start. The political process can seem daunting and intimidating for individuals who have no previous experience running for office. In response to this growing in the community to help educate tomorrow's leaders, your El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has chosen to create this program in an effort to provide our leaders of the future with the political foundation needed for a venture into politics, should they choose to pursue public office. 

Qualifications:
We are looking for business professionals from the region who are interested in serving our community. There is no age limit associated with the program. 

About the monthly sessions: 
The topics will range from the basic: how to get started with a political venture, to debating skills, managing medio, etc. Our goal is to provide the Política Joven class a well-rounded education in politics. 
The Speakers have been chosed for each sessions carefully based on their experience and expertise regarding the sessions topics. We have selected a number of elected officials from various levels of government along with indiciduals from the private sector.

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Do I have to attend every session or, can I pick and choose which sessions I attend?
In order to get the most our of the program, attendees should plan on attending every session.

Do I need to be a member of any specificil political party to participate?
No. The purpose of the program is to educate in an unbiased, informational manner. The program will prepare individuals, not promote any political party over another. However, there will be a couple of sessions with both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party of El Paso for participants to attend. 

Where will the sesssion be taking place?
The location of the sessions will vary depending on site and speaker acailability however unless otherwise notified, the sessions will take place at your El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

Travel Opportunities: Participants will have the option to participate in the Chamber's Austin Fly-In Days and HC to DC events. In addition, the Chamber will conduct "field trips" for the class to attend City Council Sessions, County Commissioners Court, etc. 

Class Size Not to exceed 20 individuals 
Course Fee:   $250.00 
Location:   The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Subject to change) 
 Time: Classes will be held monthly from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (subject to change, depending  on speaker availability)
Application Deadline:  Friday, July 8th 2016

Download the Application TODAY!

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Education Foundation

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WHO WE ARE: The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce administers the EPHCC Educational Development Foundation, whose purpose is to make college admission possible for talented, motivated and economically disadvantaged students in El Paso County, Texas.

The EPHCC Educational Development Foundation has provided scholarships to deserving students who might not otherwise be able to afford a college education through generous donations from supporters like you. Our staff and board members work hard every day to ensure that qualified students have the opportunity to achieve their dreams.

OUR MISSION
To support and transform the lives of our community by providing college scholarships.

2Each year talented and motivated local youth apply for scholarships to cover the costs of higher education. Limited scholarship funds prevent many students from attending college. Please consider helping by becoming a scholarship sponsor.

Thanks to your generous support, EPHCC Educational Development Foundation is helping more students each year reach their full potential, which in turn, makes the future of our community that much brighter.

 For more information about scholarships, sponsorships and volunteering, visit their website:

www.ephccef.org

 

 

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Jóvenes Empresarios

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Our Mission: To bring like minded entrepreneurs and professionals closer. To socially expand skills. And to strengthen our community through economic development. That is the purpose of Jovenes Empresarios. 

The objective of this group is in response to gaps of young professionals represented at various levels: civic, corporate, and political within our city. Our “Empire Builders/ Ground Breakers ~ Jovenes Empresarios” course will cover those areas and build the skills necessary to participate as a productive community builder.

Qualifications:Young professionals that are 40 years of age or younger who are owners of their own company and or management at the company they are currently with.

Schedule: The Sessions are one of the main focuses of the group and help refine and expand your knowledge in numerous areas. Thanks to resources afforded from the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Jovenes Empresarios are able to obtain exclusive access to top industry professionals in a variety of topics that span various areas of business. Topics for the program’s 2017 sessions will include: leadership, social media and marketing, human resources, finance, money and banking, customer service, real estate investment, healthcare, ethics, and legal.

Sessions will occur once a month every 3rd Thursday of the month, February through November. A full calendar with exact dates will be available to all members.

Why Join? If you are a young professional entrepreneur and want to learn effectively how to:JEm

  • Connect to your peers
  • To join interesting organizations that will help you develop and grow your business and or career
  • Cultivate professional and social interests

What should you expect to learn?

  • What is Leadership and the Importance of a Leadership Pipeline – Participants learn the characteristics of good leadership and how it differs from management. Leaders play a critical role in developing subordinates who will fill the leadership pipeline with qualified leaders who will fill critical positions in the organization.
  •  Leading Change in an Uncertain World Participants focus on their capacity to lead change as opposed to reacting to change that is imposed by others of by the marketplace. This session helps participants to develop and refine their personal leadership skills in proactively leading change in their organizations.
  •  Internal & External Communication Strategies – Organizational and personal communication strategies are presented in a framework that will help guide participants’ interactions with internal and external stakeholders. Participants will learn the basic “rules” for interacting with media, public officials, trustees, professional peers, and clients/ customers.
  •  How Leaders Keep Score – Leaders are ultimately accountable to their stakeholders for the results that they have promised to deliver. This session will provide an overview of the financial and accounting systems that are used to keep score in modern business organization with an emphasis on using data to make good decisions.
  •  Definition of Boards and Commissions & Volunteerism, Civic Responsibilities and Corporate Leadership – What does it mean to serve on a board or commission? How do you know if you are ready to serve, and more importantly where you should serve? These questions, and more, will be answered by a panel of experts and activists. Additionally, participants will learn the meaning of volunteerism, civic responsibilities and corporate leadership. A panel of civic leaders will provide insight into the responsibilities of board members in organizations.
  •  Technology Strategies – Participants will learn to utilize social networking techniques and innovative technologies to promote their personal and organizational brands efficiently and effectively.  This exploration of Internet, media, and social networking strategies will give the participant a general view of the strategic implications and advantages of interactive technologies.

Course information and fees associated with this program:
Class Size:                    Not to exceed 30 individuals
Course Fee:                  $500.00 (payments accepted)
Location:                        El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
                                       2401 East Missouri, El Paso Texas 79903 (915) 566-4066
Time:                              Classes will be held monthly from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (subject to change dependent on speaker availability)
Application Deadline:     February 15, 2018

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