21st Century Career and Community Expo

Tel: 315-733-1399 - A premier education, training, employment and business exhibition in the Tri-State area of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. All attendees are welcome!.


Tel: 315-733-1399 - Since 2004, EMPOWERING TODAY'S PROFESSIONALS Has a Proven Education Curriculum that has Inspired 1,000s to LAND JOBS QUICKER. Win the Race for 21st Century Jobs.

Mohawk Valley Community College

MVCC was an awesome location for a very successful Latino Summit 2011. View video on right.

Rod Colon Can Make Your Next Event a Success

Tel: 315-733-1399 - Motivational Speaker, Author, Career Coach. Co-Host of Radio Show "YOUR CAREER IS CALLING.

Boy Scouts Revolutionary Trails

When you join the Boy Scouts of America, it's an extension of your family.

iPower Global Solutions' Speakers and Sponsors

Tel: 315-733-1399 - Ensuring Companies Succeed through Events, Public Relations, Fund Raisers and Sponsorships. We mix non-traditional venues, dynamic leaders and socially interactive environments.


Committed to improve living standards, achieve awareness among different cultures, shape the minds of our youth to continue the strides our ancestors made.

The Neighborhood Center, Inc.

Provides a full range of outreach, preventative, developmental and therapeutic human services for nearly 20,000 people.

SouthGate Ministries Church

Serving as a south gate to the Mohawk Valley.

United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area

An independent, locally governed United Way non-profit organization that has been serving the people of the Mohawk Valley since 1921.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

25th SOMOS Latino Conference -- An Outstanding Success

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Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, Chairman of the Assembly / Senate Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force announced the 2012 SOMOS EL FUTURO Spring Conference an overwhelming success.

Held each spring in Albany, this year’s workshops ranged from economic development, diversity, education, healthcare, foreclosure prevention, Hispanic political empowerment, veterans and a statewide Housing conference.

Sonia Martinez, chairwoman of the Mohawk Valley Latino Association, and Anthony Colon, president of Techno-Logic Solutions, were presented with awards at the Somos El Futuro 25th Anniversary Conference in Albany.

Somos El Futuro is a nonprofit public policy advocacy group that's name means "We are the future." More than 5,000 people attended this year's three-day conference, according to a news release. Speakers included Gov. Andrew Cuomo; Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both D-NY; and state Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito.

With the participation of over 100 experts from throughout the country, the workshops provided insider insight and data, paving the way to much needed improvements. Experts included members of President Barack Obama’s administration, Assembly and Senate members, and consul generals from 10 Hispanic countries, New York State commissioners, and New York State Supreme Court justices, CEOs from numerous Hispanic organizations, chancellors, medical doctors, Immigration advocates, research scientists, and representatives of New York’s Executive Chamber.

The SOMOS Organization was extremely honored by the participation of roughly 10,000 people during the weekend long conference. The 25th Annual gala hosted over 1,000 people, who were privileged to witness Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera as the new Commissioner of the Department of Labor. Governor Cuomo’s choice of venue for this important announcement brings great pride to, not just the leaders of the SOMOS Organization, but also to the Hispanic community as a whole.

The accomplishments of the 2012 SOMOS EL FUTURO Spring Conference are intensified by the ability to aid Hispanic youths in furthering their education and work experience through apprenticeships and internships. The SOMOS organization is, both grateful and, proud to announce that with the funds raised in this event, it will be sponsoring 20 college graduates to enter an 8 week long Apprentice Program and 20 college students to enter an 8 week long Internship Program

With overwhelming joy at this triumph, Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force and the SOMOS Board and Executive members look forward to an equally magnificent Fall Conference, which will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico on the weekend of November 8th – 11th, 2012..............(MORE INFO ON SOMOS)