Celebrating 40 Years!
We are the Network of Hispanic Communicators – DFW (HCDFW), celebrating our 40th Anniversary of journalism service to Dallas/Fort Worth.
The organization was launched by a small group of Hispanic journalists and other DFW communications professionals whose mission was
- to advocate for positive representation of Hispanics in the media and in news coverage,
- to promote professional development within our ranks
- to support future generations of Latinos in our profession
With the help of Network supporters, HCDFW has awarded scholarships and other educational support of nearly $500,000 to more than 300 students since our founding in 1981. Oftentimes, our scholarship winners were the first in their families to attend and graduate from universities across the country.
Our scholarship recipients have had successful careers in journalism, law, public relations, politics, and marketing, just to name a few.
We have launched the 40-for-40 fundraising campaign to commemorate our 40th Anniversary. Our goal is to raise $40,000. Your donations will provide more than scholarships, they will provide an opportunity for Latino students to achieve professionally and have a positive impact on our society.
The fundraising campaign is just one part of our year-long celebration to commemorate our 40 years.
To date, we have hosted virtual panel conversations on the history of the organization, updates former scholarship recipients and Spanish-language journalism. To culminate the celebration of our 40th anniversary and recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, we will host a fundraising event at the home of Jorge Baldor, a prominent Dallas philanthropist.
HCDFW is one of the oldest Hispanic journalist organizations in the country. After serving in leadership roles in DFW, five HCDFW presidents have also served as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
In addition to being a significant organization among the journalist landscape, we proved our mettle early on. Despite being in our infancy, we co-sponsored the National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention in 1988, drawing more than 1,000 Latino journalists in what remains to this day one of the most successful and talked-about gatherings to this day.
We made our mark early and continue to represent Hispanic journalists to this day, and bolster opportunities for the generation that will eventually replace us.