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NHI Reflects on Generous Grant from TE Connectivity

Posted: February 1, 2023 at 4:18 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The National Hispanic Institute (NHI) is honored to have been awarded a grant from the TE Connectivity Latin Heritage Employee Resource Group to support our Northeast Great Debate and students from the Northeast in the amount of $25,000 to help finalize 2022 programs and plan for 2023.  TE Connectivity seeks to have a meaningful impact in the communities where its employees live and work. TE is an esteemed engineering partner for innovation leaders and technology entrepreneurs from around the globe. The project was led by Francisco Esquer III, Senior Manager in the ISG Engineering and Aerospace Defense and Marine division, and by Mariano Lanza, People Analytics Leader – HR Technology & Integration, Corporate, along with Nicole Nieto, Executive Vice President of NHI.

Grant funds assisted with transportation for Northeast Great Debate participants, the hiring of interns, tuition scholarships, volunteer development and fundraising.

Through TE’s corporate responsibility program, the TE Connectivity Foundation has made a momentous difference by donating over $5.6 million globally in their fiscal year for 2021, impacting 1.5 million people in STEM in the last two years, and supporting over 100 communities worldwide.

NHI’s aim to recognize and develop the futuristic ideas and community engagement of Hispanic youth from throughout the nation as well as internationally aligns with TE Connectivity’s mission of promoting innovation. A portion of NHI’s students who received funding from TE Connectivity will undoubtedly become future leaders in technology, digital communication, and entrepreneurship. 

“The Latin Heritage ERG leadership felt that NHI not only provides a significant impact to the Latin community but also very closely aligns with our values at TE. We look forward to developing a strong and lasting partnership that will enable TE to encourage and inspire future generations of Latin leaders in the workforce,” Latin Heritage ERG leadership team.

NHI is proud to partner with TE Connectivity and its Latin Heritage ERG in our shared mission of building youth leaders in communities of Spanish-speaking backgrounds. We look forward to a partnership that benefits both the students whom we invest in and their respective communities.

Inquiries for more details or information about this grant should be sent to

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