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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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THE STORY OF HUF’s BEGINNING (Part 2)

by Maria Sanjuan – Part 2 (Conclusion) Click here to read PART 1 of this story. “As HUF began to expand, it became clear that we needed a larger space. With much convincing, the City of Hollywood Commissioners agreed to … Continue reading

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THE STORY OF HUF’s BEGINNING (Part 1 of 2)

by Maria Sanjuan – Part 1 of 2 A New Immigrant “As a philanthropist, I believe in creating opportunities for others – in fostering a sense of empowerment. In essence: teach someone to fish so they’ll never go hungry. This is … Continue reading

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MEMORIES of FLORIDA

Eugenio R. Torres, Founder of Hispanic Unity Disclaimer: Excerpt from a more detailed writing of Eugenio’s life. Translated and edited at HUF in 2017. Contributing Editor: Ashley Collier – HUF volunteer. “One day, upon my arrival in Broward County, I … Continue reading

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Thank you & Farewell Dream-Makers

Imagine a workplace where you are offered a smile when you enter, no matter what is going on. Where teamwork and “selflessness” are not mere words. Hispanic Unity is such a place. It’s an organization with team members who join … Continue reading

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Earn It. Keep It. Grow It.

This is Part 2 of two-part blog on Financial Health in honor of Financial Literacy Month. Ideally, by now you have given your financial goals a little thought (see previous blog post). You may have had some quiet time with … Continue reading

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