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Unified Voices at HUF #RiseAbove

For the past 35 years, HUF has assisted individuals seeking freedom and opportunity on their journey to their American dream. While working on our mission of Empowering a New Generation of Americans, we have always been committed to diversity, cultural … Continue reading

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HUF’s Te Ayudo Program, Funded by Humana, Helps Shape a Healthier Future for our Community

What value can you place on health insurance? The recent emotional testimony about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives us a sense of the importance of health insurance to a solid economic footing. To one Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF) … Continue reading

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35 Years of Impact: The Power of Community

The Community Unites to Make Life Comfortable for Grandma, Charnecia, and Marqis Watch the video! Earlier this year at HUF… Together, Grandma Gwendolyn, Charnecia and Marqis are a close-knit family. Gwendolyn has long since cared for the children as her own. But … Continue reading

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Bank Executive: Why he supports “Dreamers”

Guest Columnist Luis G. Lobo is an executive in the banking industry. Children are not held responsible for the actions of their parents. In a free society, we long ago established that the actions of parents were not held against their children. … Continue reading

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Dreamers: They are America’s Children

This is the only country most have ever known. They speak English, and it’s often their main language. They have one of the highest college completion rates – 85% – according to a recent study. They serve in the armed … Continue reading

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35 Years of Impact: After reaching her dream, Gladys turned to helping others achieve theirs

Gladys Obando came to the United States from Panama at sixteen years old, leaving behind her family and everything she knew. While they stayed in close touch – joyfully celebrating everything from birthdays to Gladys’ high school graduation by phone … Continue reading

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The Broward County Bar Association recognizes Josie Bacallao, HUF’s President & CEO with the Liberty Bell Award

Joining Josie for the luncheon were former and current HUF Board Members. L-R (Back) Christina Paradowski, Board Member; Willy Gomez, Board Chair; Nydia Menendez, Board Member Emeritus; Chuck Tatelbaum, Chair-Elect; (front) Josie Bacallao, CEO; Maria Elena Ferrer, Board Member Emeritus; … Continue reading

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