WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2022 – The U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) declares two initiatives to extend entry to USDA packages and companies amongst Hispanic communities. The Division is renewing the USDA-HACU Management Group, a partnership with the Hispanic Affiliation of Schools and Universities (HACU). USDA can also be accepting functions for the 2023 E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program, which brings school and workers from Hispanic-Serving Establishments (HSIs) and Hispanic-Serving College Districts across the nation to USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C. to study extra about USDA packages and sources. The E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program was established in 1998 by a earlier USDA-HACU Management Group.
“USDA is dedicated to centering Latino voices and experiences to supply equitable entry to programming,” stated Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Our partnership with HACU by way of this Management Group is essential to offering management and strategic route for USDA’s work with Hispanic-Serving Establishments.”
The USDA-HACU Management Group
The USDA-HACU Management Group is a nationwide physique that focuses on guaranteeing that the Hispanic neighborhood equitably participates in and advantages from USDA schooling and employment packages, sources and companies. The present group was established by a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and HACU on August 25, 2021. The USDA-HACU Management Group consists of an equal variety of USDA representatives and presidents from HSIs, that are outlined as establishments which have an undergraduate full-time equal of a minimum of 25 % Hispanic college students.
USDA members embrace:
Jenny Lester Moffitt, USDA Beneath Secretary for Advertising and Regulatory Applications (Co-Chair)
Karama Neal, Administrator, Rural Enterprise – Cooperative Service, USDA Rural Improvement
Bruce Summers, Administrator, USDA Agricultural Advertising Service
Randy Moore, Chief, USDA Forest Service
Dionne Toombs, Performing Director, USDA Nationwide Institute of Meals and Agriculture
HACU members embrace:
Mike Flores, Chancellor, Alamo Schools District (Co-Chair)
Cesar Maldonado, Chancellor, Houston Group Faculty System
Tomás Morales, President, California State College, San Bernardino
Madeline Pumariega, President, Miami Dade Faculty
Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, President, California State College, Fresno
E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program
The applying interval is open for the annual E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program. This system brings school and workers from Hispanic-Serving Establishments and Hispanic-Serving College Districts to Washington, D.C., the place they meet with USDA leaders, study concerning the federal authorities, and share their insights with college students and colleagues of their residence establishments and communities.
The fellowships happen in the summertime of 2023 and functions are due March 1, 2023.
Training and Excessive College Fellowships are for school and workers at Hispanic-Serving Establishments or Hispanic-Serving College Districts. Members attend a one-week program in Washington, D.C. Science Fellowships are for science school at HSIs to collaborate with main USDA scientists. Members attend the primary week in Washington, D.C. after which spend a second week at a USDA analysis facility.
To use for the Kika De La Garza program and study extra concerning the USDA-HACU Management Group, visit USDA’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program or contact [email protected].
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