SHCCNJ receives $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation for its Hispanic Entrepreneurship Training Program

Lyndhurst, NJ - The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ (SHCCNJ) received a $10,000 grant from THE UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS).

The grant will be used toward the SHCCNJ’s Hispanic Entrepreneurship Training Program (HETP). The HETP classes will provide a detailed lecture along with hands-on experience to work on those areas that small businesses need. Students will graduate the program equipped with tools to start and expand their businesses. Students will also have the continuing support of the Chamber members and have access to our twelve board members who are each successful Hispanic Business people involved in a large cross-section of business sectors. Graduates will be extended a complimentary membership and given access to our extensive network of business professionals who will also act as business coaches for the life of this grant and beyond.

“We are grateful that The UPS Foundation and the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey have partnered on this important and timely initiative to provide entrepreneurs classes led by bi-lingual subject matter experts on a variety of topics vital to building and fortifying a business,” indicated Carlos Medina, SHCCNJ CEO & President.

“The UPS Foundation is honored to support the SHCCNJ’s efforts to grow the Hispanic community small businesses,” said Eduardo Martinez, President of The UPS Foundation and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at UPS, “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.” “We commend The UPS Foundation for its continued commitment and generosity to the communities in which it serves,” indicated Luis De La Hoz, Chairman.

" Thanks to sponsors like UPS, we are able to continuously improve an already succesful and robust program, that expanded 250% since its inception 5 years ago and is expected to continue to grow" said Valeria Aloe, HETP Program Director.