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National Hispanic Institute founder addresses Sands team members as part of Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

Posted: October 11, 2023 at 10:34 am   /   Ernesto Nieto, NHI Sponsors

By Kirsten Clausen Ernesto Nieto established the National Hispanic Institute in 1979 with an ambitious goal: To steer the Civil Rights Movement in a new direction. In 1981, he was joined by his wife Gloria de Leon who helped co-found the organization’s youth development initiatives. “We knew that the Hispanic community has so much to […]

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Ernesto Nieto receives HABLA award for contributions to Austin’s Latino community

Posted: October 17, 2022 at 4:33 pm   /   Ernesto Nieto, NHI News

National Hispanic Institute founder and president Ernesto Nieto was honored by an Austin Latino organization on Thursday, Oct. 13 for his lifelong contributions to the community. “It was indeed our pleasure and honor to recognize Ernesto for his decades of outstanding leadership and impact,” said Paul Saldaña of Hispanic Advocates Business Leaders of Austin (HABLA), which […]

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Ernesto Nieto honors two amazing NHI matriarchs with scholarship funds

Posted: December 22, 2021 at 8:39 pm   /   Ernesto Nieto, NHI News, NHI Programs

National Hispanic Institute founder and president Ernesto Nieto — in the hopes of inspiring alumni and friends of the nonprofit organization to donate money for NHI scholarship funds this Christmas season — has started scholarship funds to honor two amazing matriarchs instrumental to the organization’s growth and development. Nieto donated $2500 for scholarships for El Paso […]

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