HSBA Gives Back to LA on Cloud 9

By: David Hernandez (HSBA Community Director Spring 2019)

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On February 24th, I had the opportunity to plan and execute another community event with the Hispanic Students Business. I want to thank my Co-Director Janetth Sanchez for helping me organize this wonderful event. Together we were able to bring over 15 members and directors, not all pictured here, into the less fortunate and stray animals of MacArthur Park, Los Angeles.

I also want to thank alumni Michael Castillo and Ernesto Palacios for helping us out with the event.

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Halfway during the event we got to enjoy a fun break by dancing "El Caballo Dorado". A popular Latin American song, typically played at parties or festivities. I think this song is what symbolizes the word "community.” As your age and background does not matter; this song is easy enough for anyone to learn and everyone's participating is encouraged.

Pictured Here: Alumni director Janet Carranza, and member Edith Carranza, help out at the arts and crafts section. A critical component of the event, as this allows adults to get free clothing and food while the children play.

Pictured Here: Alumni director Janet Carranza, and member Edith Carranza, help out at the arts and crafts section. A critical component of the event, as this allows adults to get free clothing and food while the children play.

I want to thank HSBA for allowing me to arrange an event where I give back to my community. It is through events like this where we are able to make a true impact on those around us.

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Paint Night: A Colorful Success

By: Angela Ramos (HSBA Secretary 2018-2019)

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This past Saturday, HSBA had the pleasure of hosting its first ever Paint Night, an idea born from the bright minds of our new Social Directors, Briana Volpe and Crystal Lechuga! As the first social and fundraiser of the semester, our directors were dead set on making Paint Night a huge success. Their goal was to have at least 40 people in attendance, but they far surpassed that goal. By the end of the week, the event had completely sold out.

There had been some initial fear that the event would have to be canceled due to the recent rainy season, but rain or shine, the event was on! And, rain it did, but our Social Directors had it all figured it out. They set out a big white canopy and an outside heater to keep attendees warm, dry, and comfortable. Guests arrived to a delicious array of fruit, snacks, desserts, and drinks in large part due to the generosity of our sponsors Chick-Fil-A, Coca-cola, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods. Once guests had settled in, we began our painting lesson, led by our very own Banquet Director, Adriana Cruz. There was giggles and snorts throughout the night as many of us failed to follow instructions. We all struggled as we attempted to match the same shades used by Adriana. One of us gave up and instead drew a chicken. Some cried because they had stained their clothes. However, by the end of the night, everyone proudly held up their own paintings. It was an amazing, cheerful night that hopefully becomes a new colorful HSBA tradition.