First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces 2017 Achieving the Dream Scholarship Recipients

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2017 - JACKSONVILLE, FL - The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) is proud of their impact on the lives of more than one hundred scholarship recipients for their signature program, Achieving the Dream Scholarship, for over 25 years. Applicants undergo a rigorous process handled by a committee of community leaders determined to award the 10 scholarships (valued at $2,000 - $2,500 each) to outstanding qualified Hispanic students of Northeast Florida. These students will be recognized for their achievements at the Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship…continue reading →

August 2017 Member Spotlight: Operation New Uniform

Navigating civilian life can be a shock to a veteran's system, especially considering the myths veterans hear about how uncomplicated it is to obtain post-military employment. Operation New Uniform (ONU), the veterans' non-profit organization Justin Justice (pictured), Executive Director, operates is out to change that. ONU's training program helps veterans understand their military training and experience from a business perspective, and guides veterans while they manage the transition into the corporate world. Veterans learn how to confidently market their skills in sync with the jobs they want. Justice experienced the myths involving veteran…continue reading →

Member Spotlight: Riverside Fine Arts Association

Riverside Fine Arts Association (RFAA) seeks to enrich and inspire our community and its schools through the shared experience of live music and visual arts. RFAA will soon celebrate its 25th year in existence and is constantly evolving to accommodate the wants and needs of the patrons and donors. RFAA offers a variety of concert options - Classical, World, Jazz - and also encompasses visual artists with our programming. The artists and musicians that are chosen represent the high standards people in Jacksonville (and the surrounding areas) have come to expect and RFAA…continue reading →

Florida Elite Soccer Academy and First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Team Up

June 27, 2017 – JACKSONVILLE, FL -  The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their partnership with The Florida Elite Soccer Academy. This partnership supports the leading soccer organization for outreach with the Hispanic community. Florida Elite provides development opportunities for players starting at a young age. A player-centric approach fosters individual confidence along with team success. These goals are achieved through hard work, dedication and the complete commitment to every level of player from Recreational to Elite player. The Florida Elite Soccer Academy teaches players a style of…continue reading →

Virginia College Sponsors the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards

June 27, 2017 – JACKSONVILLE, FL - June 26, 2017 (Jacksonville, FL) The 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards presented by Virginia College in Jacksonville will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017, at the WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The event is from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm hosted by the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Community Development Inc. (FCHCC). The 2017 scholarship recipients will be honored red carpet style at this year’s gala. Attendees can anticipate a night of live music,…continue reading →

FCHCC Extends Application Deadline for its 2017 Achieving the Dream Scholarship Program

April 17, 2017 – JACKSONVILLE, FL - The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has extended the application deadline for students until May 31, 2017. The Achieving the Dream (ATD) Scholarship Program is available for students with Hispanic origin who want to pursue their college degrees. Over 25 years, the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) Community Development, Inc. has awarded scholarships to high school seniors and undergrad students of Hispanic origin living in Northeast Florida including Duval, Baker, St. Johns, Clay and Nassau counties. Students can now apply for the 2017 ATD…continue reading →

FCHCC Officially Opens Applications for its 2017 Achieving the Dream Scholarship Program

February 17, 2017 – JACKSONVILLE, FL - The Achieving the Dream (ATD) Scholarship Program returns to encourage Hispanic students to pursue their college degrees. Over 25 years, the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) Community Development, Inc. has awarded scholarships to high school seniors and undergrad students of Hispanic origin living in Northeast Florida including Duval, Baker, St. Johns, Clay and Nassau counties. Students are invited to apply for the 2017 ATD Scholarships starting February 17 through Friday, April 28. In 2016, FCHCC awarded 13 scholarships to admirable Hispanic students at the inaugural…continue reading →