ALBANY, NEW YORK (Sept. 12, 2016) –  During Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) we celebrate and recognize Hispanic-Latino Americans who have proudly helped shape this great nation through their contributions in our communities.

The Hispanic Coalition NY, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization, proudly celebrates the leadership, diversity and achievements of New York Latinos through their signature program:  NY’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars. The Program recognizes members of the Hispanic/Latino community under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and achievements in the areas of business, educations, politics, non-profit sector, community service, and more.

The organization will be celebrating its 6th Annual Rising Stars Awards Recognition Program.  The 2016 Key Note Speaker and Honorary Rising Star are:

Eder Holguin, Key Note Speaker

Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Sales and Marketing Expert, Best Selling Author

“As a child, he left a frightening home life and lived homeless in the streets of Medellin, Colombia during the time of the Medellin cartel, when violence and drug lords ruled. His remarkable story details how he went from living on the streets to becoming a successful Entrepreneur.”

Mr. Holguin was recognized as a 2013 Rising Star for his accomplishments and efforts to give back to the community.  He is an amazing example of the leadership and talent making a positive difference right here in New York State.

Read full bio here.
Zairita C. Peñaherrera, Honorary Rising Star 

Founder and Executive Director
New York State Senate Democratic Internship Program

The Honorary Rising Star Award is presented to an outstanding Latino/a for their accomplishments and achievements.  The award seeks to recognize Hispanics who are leaders in their communities and have dedicated their lives to empowering Latino youth through encouraging positive change through their active participation and involvement. 

The Honorary Rising Star Award recognizes amazing Latinos/as who serve as role models to us all and who remind us that with dedication and hard work we can achieve our dreams no matter where we came from or how limited our resources.

Read full bio here.
Save the Date!
The Albany Room
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY
Saturday, October 15, 2016