GFWC Begins Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15, 2021
From September 15 to October 15, GFWC is joining the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month to honor Latino history, culture, and accomplishments. Hispanic heritage in the United States. The dates of the annual celebration are significant; September 15 is the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, which declared their independence from Spain in 1821. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence day on September 16 and September 18, respectively.
Hispanic heritage in the United States was first recognized in 1968 as National Hispanic Heritage Week and was then extended by Ronald Reagan to cover a 31-day period from September 15 to October 15 and enacted into law on August 17, 1988. President George H.W. Bush declared it as National Hispanic Heritage Month on September 14, 1989, and proclamations have been made by every sitting president of the United States since this date.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
GFWC High Springs New Century Woman's Club
Members from the GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club of District 5 in Florida visited Partnership for Strong Families to present them with 24 “Birthday Bags.”