Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano

On the October 13, 2013, edition of Cleveland Connection we learn about the Convencion Hispana. Host Katherine Boyd talks with Jose C. Feliciano, Chairman and founder of the Hispanic Roundtable

More than 25-hundred people are expected to attend Convención Hispana 2013, when it’s held October 19 at St. Ignatius High School. The event is held every three years in Cleveland.

The Mayor of San Antonio, Julián Castro, will deliver the keynote address.

Convención Hispana is spearheaded through the work of four volunteer-led committees focusing in the areas of education, empowerment, health, and workforce & economic development.  The event serves as a vehicle for the collaboration of the Greater Cleveland Hispanic community organizations, partners and leaders, while promoting the mission of the Hispanic Roundtable.

“We invite not only Hispanics, but anyone in the broader community interested in Hispanic issues. Our doors are open,” says José C. Feliciano, Chairman of the Hispanic Roundtable. “We want to transform our community.”

The work of the Convención Hispana has brought forth the development of many outstanding organizations in the Hispanic community, including:  Esperanza (a non-profit organization focused on Hispanic education issues), the Hispanic Business Association, the Hispanic Senior Center, the Latina Project at the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center, and the Hispanic Contractors Association.

As part of the education initiatives to encourage young people to attend college, there will be an essay contest for high school students with scholarship awards of up to $1000. In addition, community leadership awards will be presented with nominations coming from the community and the Convención Hispana process.

The Convención Hispana event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit


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