The Impact of Technology in Small Business-National Society of Hispanic MBAs (part 6)
Prospanica: A Conduit for Corporate Responsibility
Prospanica The Association of Hispanic Professionals is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the Hispanic community to achieve their full educational, economic, and social potential. The organization was first formed in 1988 as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), but outgrew its original mission and adopted its new name, Prospanica, in 2016.
Prospanica’s founders and early supporters acted on their shared vision of creating an organization that would nurture Hispanic students in their efforts to obtain an MBA degree. These pioneers identified the need to develop a pipeline of Hispanic leaders to pursuing an MBA and this became their mission in 1988.
Though Hispanics with MBAs had been the sole focus, 2015 marked the year in which Prospanica extended its reach beyond the MBA community to undergraduate students. Prospanica realized that by building Hispanic talent from the ground up they empower business professionals to achieve their full educational, economic, and social potential.
Current trends depict that Hispanics are the largest growing minority group, have the highest drop-out rate and are severely underrepresented in professional employment.
With Hispanics estimating to account for 60 percent growth of the U.S. population between 2005 and 2050, Prospanica helps empower Hispanics succeed in education and the workforce—an immediate and long-term priority to the nation’s economy