Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month starts Sept. 15 because many Latin American countries celebrate their independence on that date, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico marks its independence on Sept. 16 and Chile on Sept. 18.

Today, 55 million people or 17% of the American population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population.  Learn more >

This month, two  high school students enrolled in Girls Inc. of New York City programs shared their experience as  latina girls growing up in New York:

Watch Gisela and Jailene speak on topics like education, dating, stereotypes, beauty, and more!

Want to find out more about
Girls Inc. of NYC’s programs? Go here

4GGL thanks GINYC for all they do!  


Learn more about their impact > 

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4GGL thanks USFSM for thier video! 


University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee  celebrates a diverse community by giving students a platform to share their stories. Thank you for sharing your 

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