SOURCE: United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

April 08, 2016 15:51 ET

USHCC Foundation Hosts BizFest in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - April 08, 2016) - The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USHCCF) will host their BizFest Youth Entrepreneurship program April 8 - 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. BizFest is a three-day concentrated workshop that gives a diverse group of high school students the unique opportunity to learn how to turn hobbies into profitable business ventures by offering hands-on, personal mentoring, while encouraging students to pursue higher education and become the future business leaders of America.

"The USHCC Foundation is thrilled to once again host the BizFest Youth Entrepreneurship program right here in DC," said USHCC Foundation Chairman Nina Vaca. "Workforce development and educational initiatives like BizFest allow Americans from all walks of life to contribute to the nation's economic growth. We look forward to promoting youth entrepreneurship among our students."

For the second year in a row, Bank of America is the exclusive sponsor of the regional BizFest Youth Entrepreneurship program, reaffirming its commitment to youth entrepreneurship and leadership. This program provides students with a personalized course on financial responsibility including topics such as: how to build good credit, create savings, and budgeting.

Students from the Washington metropolitan area will go through an academic workshop delivered by the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). As part of the workshop, the students will develop a viable idea and business plan, which they will individually present to an exclusive panel of community leaders and high-level executive judges. The top three winners of the BizFest Youth Entrepreneurship program will receive up to $2,000 in the form of scholarships to the college or university of their choice.

About the USHCC
The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $661 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, visit ushcc.com.

About the USHCC Foundation
The mission of the USHCC Foundation is to enrich the experiences of future leaders in the world of business through life-long learning and support. The Foundation's initiatives awaken and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit, support business growth, strengthen local chambers and foster leaders. Please visit www.ushccfoundation.org for more information on the USHCC Foundation.

Contact Information

  • Contact
    Victoria Souza
    Program Manager, USHCC Foundation
    423-774-1987

    Nidya Sarria
    Senior Manager of Communications, USHCC
    786-514-1311