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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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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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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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Keys to Financial Stability

How do you define being ‘financially ahead’? We believe that knowing where you want to end up on your financial journey is a step you cannot skip. Here’s some old wisdom:  if you don’t know where you are going, any … Continue reading

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All Eyes on the Supreme Court

On April 18th, eight members of the Supreme Court heard 90 minutes of oral arguments on what is known as DACA and DAPA. The White House’s representatives argued in favor of expanding an already existing program called Deferred Action for Childhood … Continue reading

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Why are we writing a blog?

One of my favorite authors Thich Nhat Hanh wrote (I paraphrase here) that understanding and compassion open the door to communication. I want to open the door. My overriding desire in writing this blog – and making it available to others to … Continue reading

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