2016 Convención Hispana FREE Workshops



Tu Comunidad-Tu Destino: A Panel Discussion on Community

While some of Cleveland’s West Side neighborhoods have experienced significant growth, the Clark-Fulton neighborhood strives to re-develop its community through economic and physical development while highlighting the diversity of its residents. This panel of community development experts will discuss best practices in building a neighborhood from the ground up while ensuring that the residents are part of the fabric of the project.
This event is brought to you by the Hispanic Business Center & Chamber of Commerce and La Villa Hispana’s Steering Committee.

Hands Only CPR Training at Convencion Hispana 2016

Brought to you by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, join us to learn when to apply hands only CPR and what to do in an emergency.

Chest compressions are good for the first few minutes someone is in cardiac arrest pushing remaining oxygen through body to keep vital organs alive. Buys time until someone with more skills can provide help.

Make Your Voice Heard Workshop at Convencion Hispana 2016

Empowerment Committee and Cuyahoga County Board of Elections present a workshop that will provide an overview of information about how to make your voice heard using civic engagement tools and resources.
They will provide a problem solving plan on how to:
1. Civically speak up for your rights, family, community etc. by using resources such as petitions, ballot issues, elected officials etc.
2. Share your ideas with others including community leaders
3. Become part of the decision making process because your voice matters!
They will also cover the following topics:
*Express your concerns: Steps on how to get them ballot
*Who, when and where you express your concerns
*Advocacy Groups
*Not voting will let them win… Why?
*Don’t let them get away, demand and exercise your rights
*Bring people from the neighborhood with testimonials
*The importance of issues
*You can run for office!
*Community engagement opportunities
*Technical resources

Tu Decides Tu Futuro: Faith and Politics Panel Discussion

What does the Bible say about the issue of politics and the role of Christians? How involved if any should the Hispanic Church become in state affairs? This and many more relevant questions will be addressed from a Biblical perspective as we discuss this very important issue.Come and find out for yourself the answers to such questions in this educational and inspirational panel discussion.

The “College Access, Affordability and Support Opportunities” Workshop

The “College Access, Affordability and Support Opportunities” workshop will provide community members with the information necessary to make wise decisions in regard to pre-college programs, the pathway to higher education, financial literacy, and support opportunities to for a well-rounded academic experience.

Crisis en la Salud Hispana/Latina Workshop at Convencion Hispana

The Northeast Ohio Association for Hispanic Health will present an overview of Hispanic Health. The workshop will include a report from the Commission on Minority Health about the health of Latinos statewide. Dr. Dawson’s report will be followed by findings and data gathered recently by the Cleveland Office of Minority Health in partnership with Hispanic Alliance through community focused groups. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the workshop.

College Success & Completion at Convencion Hispana 2016

The “College success and completion” workshop will provide information to students on completing a college degree. This will help new, current and returning students. In addition to study skills we will discuss how to stay motivated and stay on track. We will explore how to include transfer credits and prior credits towards a degree.
Earning a degree is an achievement that provides a great sense of personal accomplishment and may offer you more career opportunities. Also covered will be how the group called ECHHO (Educators and Community Helping Hispanics Onward) can be used as a college resource.

Cleveland Goes to College

College Now Greater Cleveland College Guides will provide attendees with information about the steps needed to access and pay for college. This will include low and no cost programming available for middle and high school students including ACT prep courses, college application assistance and financial aid information (i.e. how to finance college and where to get help completing the FAFSA). Seniors and parents of seniors will also have the opportunity to complete the FSA ID – the first set in the financial aid process.

Starting Point/Pre4Cle Information Workshop

Starting Point is the region’s resource and referral agency for early care and education as well as out of school time. Participants will receive information and resources on how to connect with services to meet their children’s early education and out of school time needs. Parents will also learn about Pre4Cle, a plan to ensure all children in the city of Cleveland are prepared for kindergarten.
Need to learn about a quality preschool for your child? This information session is for you!

Tri-C Workforce Programs Workshop

1. Additive Manufacturing (AM) Program at Tri-C 9:30 am-10:15 am
These courses focus on how to shift from traditional design for manufacturing processes to 3D digital design for AM along with 3D rapid prototyping. AM technologies and materials, 3D scanning, reverse engineering and inspection methods.

2. The Right Skills Now CNC Operations Program at Tri-C-10:15 am-11:00am
This program combines 180 hours of training with 320 hours of paid internship to prepare individuals for a career in the manufacturing industry. Students scoring 70% or better with perfect attendance in training will be offered an 8-week paid internship at a local company. Upon successful completion of the program you may be offered an interview for positions available at the companies.

Immigration Reform – What To Expect After The Election

This will be a panel presentation with immigration experts. There will be interaction with the audience to address questions about immigration reform and the impact of the presidential candidates on immigration issues. The panel will identify the key problems facing immigrants and their families and discuss the impact of any potential policies of the new president.