Awards Ceremony Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
The Albany Room Concourse at The Empire State Plaza Albany, NY
The 40 Under 40 Rising Stars program recognizes members of the Hispanic/Latino community under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and achievements in the areas of business, educations, politics, non-profit sector, community service, and more. The Rising Stars shall have demonstrated a quality of performance that indicates they are Leaders among their peers and will continue to develop into distinguished members in their community.
Special Dedication: The Nathan Lebrón Scholarship
The Hispanic Coalition NY is proud to honor the memory of our late Board Chairman by establishing The Nathan Lebrón Scholarship. Mr. Lebrón dedicated his life to helping young students attend and graduate college. He believed college is the key to ending poverty and achieving the American Dream. More information here...
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2016 Rising Stars!
LONG ISLAND REGION Colleen Anna Darrah Student, Touro Law Center & Stony Brook University 32
Denisse G. Girón Associate, Gotham Government Relations Social Media Coordinator, LIISA (LI Immigrant Student Advocates) 22
NEW YORK CITY REGION Lissette Acosta-Corniel Scholar Founder Alegria Gri Gri Foundation 39
Alexander J. Breton Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley Wealth Management 33
Ashley Castillo Medical Scribe CityMD 23
Catalina Cruz Special Assistant for Labor & Workforce Office of NYS Governor Andrew M. Cuomo 33
Edgar Cruz Program Engagement Fellow, End Trafficking U.S. Fund for UNICEF, End Trafficking Project 24
Humberto Cruz Program Officer Right to Play 26
Maggi E. Delgado Youth Media Education Associate Manhattan Neighborhood Network 26
Richard Encarnación Student Barauch College 26
Rosanna Eugenio Coordinating Attorney - City Council Program CUNY Citizenship Now! 31
Wendy García Office of the NYC Comptroller Deputy Chief Diversity Officer 33
Yohan García Queens Latino Columnist & Immigration Activist 29
Margarita Guzmán Executive Director, Bronx Family Justice Center/ NYC Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence 38
Naseem Haamid Student 17
Ivana K. Harrington Program Manager Governor's Office of Storm Recovery & CUNY City College 30
James J. Hernández Case Manager, Montefiore Hospital Student, Touro College 31
Samelys López Project Manager Breaking Ground 36
Yanelis Martínez Student SUNY College at Old Westbury 21
Robert Ramos Jr. President DC1707 Local 205 Day Care Employees Union and NYS Higher Ed- PAC 39
Ximena Roca Student / Mariachi Singer 13
Raymond Sánchez Jr. Counsel & Senior Policy Manager Office of the Bronx Borough President 37
Clarissa Soto Director of Programming Pentacle 27
José Luis Vilson Teacher, Public Education Activist, Blogger NYC Department of Education 34
MID HUDSON REGION Claudette S. Aldebot College Success Program Manager Latino U College Access 32
Marlen Fernández Window of Educational Opportunities Coordinator Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY 24
Freddimir García Presidential Fellow Marist College 29
Mercedes García Founder and CEO Anakachi Crafts 33
Melinda E. Martínez Director Marist College Liberty Partnerships Program 32
CAPITAL REGION Nelson E. Alarcón Trooper New York State Police 36
Byron Cortez Singer Songwriter & Composer 29
Belen Marriaga High School Student 16
Osvaldo Guzmán Jr. Student, Hudson Valley Community College 18
Karla Jaime-Benítez Assistant Director of Residential Life University at Albany 35
William Rivas Founder(#S.O.S), #SaveOurStreets Director, Altamont Program 35
Rosa E. Rivera Program Associate The Schenectady Foundation 25
WESTERN REGION Fanny Olaya Director Baila Salsa Dance Company 33
Tamika Otis Project Director CHP International/Job Corps 39
Victoria Angela Pérez-Maggiolo Actress/Artistic Director Raices Theatre Company 36
Tayrin Tapia Founder/CEO Dear Tayrin, Inc. 36
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