Education   Mon, November 20, 2017 09:14 AM

Washington, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Miami Dade College (MDC) have announced a partnership focused on enriching the HHF’s and Century 21 Real Estate LLC, Empowering Latinas Program, an educational and business opportunity to help Latina entrepreneurs in South Florida earn a real estate license.

MDC will contribute to the cultural and intellectual enrichment of South Florida communities by training up to 100 Latinas to become licensed real estate agents in Greater Miami. The deadline to apply closes on Dec.8 and the candidates selected will be published on Jan. 5, 2018.

The 2017 Empowering Latinas kick-off event will take place at the MDC’s Wolfson Campus Auditorium, Monday, Nov. 27, from 6-8 p.m. To RSVP and learn more, visit

MDC will support this initiative through an informative and motivational kick-off event and study sessions on Jan. 15 and Jan. 28, 2018, and the graduation ceremony will take place Feb. 26.

MDC is the largest campus-based and most diverse college in the nation, with eight campuses and more than 165,000 students. MDC offers over 300 distinct degree pathways, including several baccalaureate degrees, and seeks to increase educational opportunities for its students and the community at large through meaningful partnerships with local, national, and international institutions.

“At MDC, we believe that opportunity changes everything. We are thrilled to partner with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to expand opportunities for Latinas in the important real estate industry,” said María Carla Chicuén, Special Projects Assistant to the President. 

For more information on Empowering Latinas, visit and follow the initiative online using #EmpoweringLatinas


The Hispanic Heritage Foundation – a nonprofit established by the White House in 1987 – inspires, prepares, and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles with satellite workspaces in New York, Silicon Valley, San Antonio, and Miami (Visit Follow HHF on Facebook and Twitter.

About Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College is the nation’s largest, campus-based institution of higher education with an enrollment of more than 165,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college’s eight campuses offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film and others.  MDC is the recipient of top national awards.    As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high quality-teaching and learning experiences.  It houses the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, the Eig-Watson School of Aviation, the Idea Center, the School of Advance Studies, the New World School of the Arts, to name a few.  MDC has been named among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural, and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $6 billion annually to the local economy, and MDC graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry.   MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the MDC Live! Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, the Tower Theater, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, a sculpture park and a large art gallery system.  MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960.   For more information, visit

About Century 21 Real Estate LLC

Century 21 Real Estate LLC is comprised of approximately 7,450 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 79 countries and territories worldwide with more than 115,000 independent sales professionals. Century 21 Real Estate has numerous websites to help answer specific consumer needs. They are,,,, and  ©2017 Century 21 Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. CENTURY 21® and the CENTURY 21 Logo are registered service marks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Century 21 Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated.


Isla Martinez, Hispanic Heritage Foundation: 626 814 5006,