Special Event

HAHMP Hispanic Heritage Scholarships presented by Macy's


  • October 10, 2019 - We want to congratulate the scholarship recipients and their families as they continue to reach their educational and career goals. We also want to thank Macy's for sponsoring the scholarships and mixer. Thank you to Uforia Lounge and Univision Houston for hosting the event in their space. Thank you to our beverage sponsors Wonky Power and Silver Eagle. Also thank you to Taqueria Mexico Lindo for sponsoring the food. Lastly, a huge thank you to all of the volunteers that made the event a success. Photos courtesy of Amil Velasquez.


Avance Houston

Writer & Communications Manager

Job Summary

This position requires excellent verbal and written skills that communicate messages in various styles. Primary responsibilities include assisting the Chief Development & Communications Officer in writing content for agency-wide publications and internal & external communications materials for all programs.  In addition, will work closely with the Executive Director in writing content as needed such as communications to the board, scripts, etc.  Performs as lead manager and content creator for all social media platforms. Attends open events for promotional opportunities. Maintains a strong database of media contacts for the agency. Develops and maintains a portfolio of the agency’s success stories, and supports alumni relations and corporate volunteer projects.

Education Required

Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, liberal arts, or a related field. 

Experience Required

5 years of experience writing in various styles to effectively communicate messages and ideas.  Content writing experience and user engagement strategist for social media platforms.   Bilingual English and Spanish preferred but not required.

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HAHMP Sponsor Opportunity



HAHMP is committed to diversity and inclusion in media and communications by advocating for providing fair and accurate media coverage of Houston’s diverse communities through financial assistance/Scholarships.

We focus on students that show an understanding of the importance of ethical journalism and communications practices and community engagement.


HAHMP Scholarship Application
Please Download the application and carefully fill out the required information.

2019 Application

Membership Application


Regular: Persons admitted to membership by the Board, being persons whose principal means of support is earned in the gathering, editing or presentation of news. Regular members may vote and hold office.

Academic: Persons admitted to membership by the Board, and who are journalism educators in colleges, universities or high schools. Academic members may vote and hold office.

Associate: Persons admitted to membership by the Board, as persons engaged in such media related jobs as public relations, public or corporate information, and directors of media organizations. Associate members may vote and hold office except president.

Student: Persons admitted to membership by the Board, as persons who are engaged in a program of full-time study in a recognized college or university. Student members may not vote or hold office.

Honorary: Persons admitted to membership by the Board, as being active or retired from a journalism of media activity and who have achieved recognition in the profession by the exemplary contributions to the profession of journalism and media.

Supporting: There shall be two classes of supporting members: individual and corporate. Supporting members may not vote or hold office

A) Individual: Persons admitted to membership by the Board, as a person who is not in the media industry, but who supports the organization’s goals and purposes.

B) Corporate: Corporations admitted to membership by the Board who are corporations which are not engaged in journalism and/or media, but support the organization’s goals and purposes.

My tax-deductible donation to HAHMP’s scholarship fund supports young aspiring Hispanic journalists or media related careers.

Membership Application

Past Event

2019 Sylvan Rodriguez & Scholarship Gala


The Ballroom at Bayou Place
500 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
Event starts at 7:00PM


This year we embark on a new adventure through a mystic passage located in uncharted downtown Houston Texas to a Secret Garden.

Proceeds from donations, ticket sales, silent auction and other opportunities to contribute will go towards our scholarship fund so that we may continue supporting the education of college Latinx/Hispanic journalism, communications and media students.

We appreciate all of your support and look forward to seeing you there.

The 33rd Annual Gala includes:

  • Cocktail reception
  • Seated Dinner
  • Entertainment
  • Awards ceremony
  • Silent Auction
The 33rd Annual Gala

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors

The 33rd Annual Gala Sponsors. Secret Garden 2019