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Educational Fund Partner Programs

Thanks to the generous support from our Educational Fund partners, we are proud to provide the following programs and initiative for USHCC members.

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Grow with Google: A Latino-owned business training

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In partnership with the USHCC, the Grow with Google program offers free training and tools to help our members and entrepreneurs grow their skills, careers, and businesses. Participants can earn Google Career Certificates and learn job-ready skills in fast growing fields like IT, project management, data analytics, and UX design. No experience is necessary to enroll.

In 2023, Grow with Google was featured at our USHCC National Conference during a two-hour summit focused on cybersecurity best practices to protect companies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital skills for business efficiency.

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Elevate Together with Office Depot and Round It Up America

Program Details

Elevate Together powered by Round It Up America is a nonprofit initiative designed to address systemic discrimination and racial disparities in business growth and profitability for Hispanic and Black communities. Through a partnership with the USHCC and the National Urban League’s Entrepreneurship Centers, the initiative helps support Hispanic- and Black-owned small businesses with five or less employees. The ODP Corporation—parent company to Office Depot and CompuCom—is the initiative’s founding partner.

USHCC is honored to partner with Elevate Together for a third year in a row. Through our partnership, technical assistance support is provided to select USHCC chamber members, including a program for chambers to deploy cash grants directly to entrepreneurs within specific cities aligned with ODP’s geographic locations.

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Capital Readiness Program with the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency

Program Details

The USHCC is launching the Capital Readiness Program (CRP) with the Minority Business Development Agency in partnership with select regional Hispanic chambers. The selected chamber partners for this initiative have a track record of running accelerator programs, managing public and private partnerships, and aligning with the MBDA and USHCC capital priorities. Through the Capital Readiness Program, USHCC and partners will provide targeted technical assistance and programming for Hispanic entrepreneurs seeking to scale their businesses with various forms of capital, facilitate introductions with government programs, such as State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), and accelerate the capacity and growth of Hispanic businesses in line with the mission of our organization and that of the Capital Readiness Program.

The USHCC’s Educational Fund is one of 43 organizations in the country to be a recipient of the MBDA’s largest initiative to date—$125 million. Over the next four years, the USHCC and its regional Chamber partners will work toward closing the capital gap using the framework of our accelerator program Avanzar, launched in 2019 thanks to the support of Wells Fargo and resources provided by the MBDA.

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Supplier Readiness Bootcamp with the Anheuser-Busch Foundation

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The USHCC Educational Fund partnered with Anheuser-Busch Foundation to provide a program specifically to increase the readiness of Hispanic suppliers. This year, together, they launched a two-day virtual summit to provide a comprehensive overview of the procurement process Anheuser-Busch utilizes to engage suppliers across various categories at its company. These informative sessions covered a range of topics from the best forms of communication to how to assess a procurement opportunity to ensure there is alignment.

Navigating the procurement and contracting process successfully is a core tenet of USHCC’s focus areas to provide supplier development learning to our network. Data shows that diverse suppliers receive less than 2% of all contracting dollars from corporate and federal procurement opportunities.

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An Upskilling Initiative with AARP Foundation

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Older workers who are living with a low income and looking for greater financial security must be prepared to develop new skills or improve the skills they already have. This Upskilling Initiative was specifically designed as a way for AARP Foundation to work with industry associations like the USHCC whose member businesses are owned or managed by people who have faced challenges growing their business—and may have less access to resources to upskill their workforce. The initiative provides new benefits for business members, such as a retention tool to support their workforce, and pathways to economic security and mobility for low-income workers over the age of 50.

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An Educational Series on Financial Markets and Cryptocurrency with Robinhood

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In partnership with the USHCC, Robinhood hosts “Lunch and Learns” with local Hispanic chambers to enrich the business community’s resources. During these events, subject matter experts are featured to provide a financial education overview and how Cryptocurrency fits into the financial markets. This forum is for USHCC businesses to learn more about the benefits and emerging power of alternate financial instruments. 

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For more information, please contact Evelyn Barahona.