Weekly News & Updates | January 13, 2021
COURAGE AND CHOICES
For many, the New Year is about making resolutions. Starting a regular exercise routine. Cutting back on fast food or alcohol. Saving more money. To be sure, these are admirable goals—ones that most of us have embraced at one time or another. Personally, I’ve never been big on the whole New Year’s Resolution thing...

2021 RLDC DATES ANNOUNCED
Having virtual RLDCs this year means we're no longer limited by geography. So, in order to accomplish more, we are combining resources and holding three RLDCs instead of seven this year.

RLDC 1, 2, & 3: April 15-17
RLDC 4 & 6: March 25-27
RLDC 5 & 7: March 18-20

Registration opens next Tuesday, January 19.

CEO RAQUEL TAMEZ ELECTED HACR BOARD VICE CHAIR
Congratulations to the newly elected executive committee for the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) including SHPE CEO Raquel Tamez who will serve an important role as their Board Vice-Chair. Founded in 1986, HACR is one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation, representing 14 national Hispanic organizations in the U.S. 

SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT A VIRTUAL NOCHE DE CIENCIAS
Region 6 is holding a virtual Noche de Ciencias for 3rd - 12th grade students. The event is free for all students and parents and one free activity kit will be provided per student (for the first 200 registered students). The event is being held February 24 - 25 and families have the option to select the night that works best for them.

FORMER SHPE MEMBER SELECTED AS U.S. SENATOR
Congratulations to former SHPE member Alex Padilla for being selected by Governor Newsom as the next U.S. Senator from California, replacing Vice President elect Kamala Harris. A mechanical engineer and MIT graduate, Padilla will be the first Latino Senator to represent the state.

SCHOLARSHPE APPLICATION SEASON OPENS FEBRUARY 1
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, SHPE will be offering a record-breaking $1 million in scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic term! The application period opens on February 1, so keep an eye out for announcements from us about the opportunities.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
ScholarSHPE Application Period Opens | February 1 | More info
Region 6 Noche de Ciencias | February 24-25 | Virtual | Register
RLDC 5 & 7 | March 18-20 | Virtual | Sponsor
RLDC 4 & 6 | March 25-27 | Virtual | Sponsor
RLDC 1, 2, & 3 | April 15-17 | Virtual | Sponsor
ScholarSHPE Applications Due | April 30 | More info
2021 National Convention | November 10-14 | Orlando, FL | Sign up to be notified
Please email marketing@shpe.org if you have an event to add to the calendar.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Below is the contact information for the departments within SHPE. If you have an inquiry for us, please reach out using one of the email addresses below.

Career Services: careercenter@shpe.org
Corporate Relations/Sales: partnerships@shpe.org
Events: events@shpe.org
Information Technology: it@shpe.org
Marketing: marketing@shpe.org
Membership: membership@shpe.org
Programs: programs@shpe.org
Registration: registration@shpe.org
IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Advocacy) Concerns: familia@shpe.org
All Other Inquiries: shpenational@shpe.org

All of these mailboxes are monitored daily and you should expect to hear back within one business day.