Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) to focus on developing the workforce of tomorrow
Jan. 29, 2019 Oakland, CA – HIP today announced it has been selected as a recipient of a portion of a $1 million Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) Charitable Grant, which focuses on building a stronger workforce of tomorrow.
The Texas-based airline is supporting two-dozen nonprofit organizations across the country, which are strengthening their communities through K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, building a resilient workforce, and leadership development.
“HIP is thrilled to receive this grant, which will be invaluable in supporting our Next Generation (NGen) Latino Líderes program,” said Ana Marie Argilagos, President and CEO of HIP. “More than ever, it is critical for Latinos to move into positions of power and influence to change our systems, policies, and practices to support the Latino community to live to its fullest potential. HIP’s NGen Líderes Program empowers a new generation of Latinos to step into leadership positions in the public sector.”
“At Southwest, we believe in connecting People and championing communities,” said Bob Jordan, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services. “As part of this commitment, Southwest is investing in communities across the country by supporting innovative nonprofits that are building resilient workforces, inspiring leaders, and enhancing STEM education. We want to champion their efforts and empower these communities to thrive.”
The grant funds will be awarded from the Southwest Airlines Foundation, a corporate advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation®.
By loving people, building resilience, and living responsibly, Southwest and its more than 58,000 employees stand for connecting people and championing communities. To learn more about the grant programs, visit swa.is/grantrecipients.
About Hispanics in Philanthropy
HIP is a transnational network of foundations and philanthropists that makes impactful investments in the Latino community in the U.S. and across Latin America. HIP has invested more than $54 million in issues critical to the Latino community and helped build the capacity of more than 800 Latino-serving nonprofits throughout the Americas.
About Southwest Airlines
In its 48th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 58,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 120 million passengers annually. Southwest became the nation’s largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. In peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 99 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries. Southwest has announced its intention to serve Hawaii, subject to requisite governmental approvals.
Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier’s performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. Learn more about how the carrier gives back to communities across the world by visiting Southwest.com/citizenship.