Congratulations to the new DHS Adelante Board of Directors!


Introducing the new 2019/2020 DHS Adelante Board of Directors – Officers and Advisory Council:


Victor De Leon - CBP

Vice President: 

Karla Madera - FEMA


Kevin Gutierrez - ICE


Mara Melson - USCIS

Director of Memberships Relations: 

Lloyd Calderon - DOE

Director of Interagency Affairs: Jose "Tony" Perez - USAID

Director of Programs & Operations: 

Joanna Harvey -DOC

DHS Adelante is a DHS recognized employee resource group comprised of employees from the Department, with an emphasis on Latin/Hispanic matters; however, DHS Adelante is FREE to join and open to all Federal employees. DHS Adelante aims to embed a culture of inclusion and foster mutual respect in a diverse workforce, while maximizing its members’ growth potential through professional development, networking, and community events – regardless of national origin, ethnicity, or culture.

Congratulations to 2019 Prospanica 40 Under 40 Awards Winners!


 Prospanica DC begins its search today to find the next top 40 leaders under the age 40 the DC metropolitan area. Committed to empowering the Hispanic community, Prospanica DC is proud bring for second year a leadership development initiative: the 40 Under 40 Awards program. This program recognizes and celebrates Hispanic professionals across all sectors of the DC metro area who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, service, and commitment to the growth of our community.  

 2019 Prospanica 40 Under 40 Awards Winners: 

Alejandro Alba

Scott Astrada

Cristina Bartolomei

Brandon Benavides

Amneris Caba

Roberto Callejas

Virginia Castro

Pamela Cervera

Erin Cohan

Raleigh Contreras

Guillermo Creamer Jr.

Michelle Dhansinghani

Claudia Flores

Lissandra Garay-Vega

Douglas Garcia

Johnny Garcia

Rossie Gomez

Elsie Guerrero

Lena Hernandez

Dnaiela Hurtado-Castro

June Jimenez

Emily Key

Jessica Lemos

Mayra Macias

Yadira Maldonado

Nadya Maldonado

Marybeth Matos

Dania Matos

Lulu Mayorga

Sebastian Montalvo

Karina Neff

Teresa Ramirez

Gloria Romano

Maria Smaniego

Angelique Sina

Ariana Solis Gomez

Jordan Valdes

Carlos Vera

Nidia Yañez

Abigail Zapote


Join us to recognize 40 of the top emerging Latino leaders in the DC metropolitan area for 2019. Celebrate the impact they're making in our community with a special presentation and reception.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 
6:00–9:00 PM
AARP Headquarters 
601 E St NW, Washington, DC 20049

Members: Free
Non-members: $25.00

Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Limited space


NBCUniversal/LNESC National Scholarship


 Deadline: July 22, 2019 


The LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) invites qualified rising college juniors and seniors to

apply to the NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship. The program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding Latino

students with an interest in the media and entertainment industry pursue a bachelor’s degree at a U. S. post-secondary

institution. The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is sponsored by NBCUniversal and administered by the

LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC).

The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program will award ten (10) $5,000 national scholarships to qualified rising

sophomores and juniors. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university; at least 18 years of

age or older; have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale; be a U. S. Citizen or Legal Permanent

Resident; and have an interest in the media and entertainment industry; all majors are welcome.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

• Must be a sophomore or junior enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university

• Must be at least 18 years of age or older

• Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.

• Must be a U. S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.

• Must have an interest in the media and entertainment industry; all majors are welcome.


Applicants must submit the following by the deadline of July 22

Completed online application, including submission of the following:

College transcript with proof of cumulative grade point average

Three letters of recommendation, including a complete telephone number and email address for each


For more information, please click here.