SER National would like to wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving. While this year has thrown us a lot of curveballs, we hope you would take a moment and reflect on all there is to be thankful for. We have seen our communities come together like never before this year, and we believe that is something to celebrate. Even though some of us may not be celebrating in close proximity with our family and friends, we hope you will find ways to still feel close to them. Thank you for being a supporter of SER National and the work we do to elevate our nation’s people to be the best they can be. We are thankful for you and we hope you, too, will have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.
Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris!
SER takes great hope in the record number of citizens that cast their vote – for both candidates. In this democracy, our vote can be our strongest voice. The more people who let their voice be heard, the better it is for our country. We look forward to moving forward with unity in mind as we are always better together.
Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you to those who have served our country, those who are currently serving, and those that will serve in the future. Many who stand up to fight for our country are not U.S. citizens. They put their lives on the line for America’s freedom and opportunity before they even have the right to vote. To all our veterans, we can’t even begin to adequately express our gratitude for your continued sacrifice. On behalf of SER National and the one million individuals we serve annually, we thank you and your families for putting others before yourselves in service of this country.
SER National is expanding the reach of our 56th Annual Conference this year by going virtual on Nov. 18 and 19 with Community Day following on Nov. 20. The event, held on Facebook Live and YouTube Live, opens opportunities for more students and participants to access the conference, allowing SER to reach even more people. This year’s conference, entitled “Partnerships for Progress in an Era of Innovation” will include inspiring speakers, informational exhibits and challenging STEM competitions.
Gathering together virtually during our annual conference will be a chance for us all to learn together, grow together and be inspired. 2020 has been a year unlike any other. We need each other more than ever, and we need hope more than ever. I am confident that Conference and Community Day will spark hope and provide encouragement to our participants.
Currently, 2 countries, 18 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico will be represented at the Conference and Community Day. The virtual conference, though not our plan A, will enable many more individuals to be impacted by the great work and programs of SER, and for that, we are grateful! I hope to “see” you all there!
President and CEO
SER Jobs for Progress National, Inc.
As the election draws nearer, SER National encourages everyone to vote! We have a chance to make our voices heard – each one of our voices. Voting has the power to make real change in our country and our communities. Voting affects more than who is in the White House – it impacts our daily lives. It affects our businesses, our taxes, our education systems, and more.
SER provides training and educational opportunities to the Hispanic community and other under-resourced populations so they may participate in the socio-economic mainstream, achieving equal access, parity and a voice in all aspects of American society. Voting is a crucial responsibility in our American society.
In the United States, the Hispanic population surpassed 60 million in 2019. That means there are millions of voices who must speak up and let their voice be heard at the polls. Together, we can’t be silenced. We hope you’ll join us and vote this year and every year to come.
President & CEO
A champion for climate change and a hero to his homeland, Mario Molina passed away on Oct. 7 at the age of 77. Molina is the only Mexican scientist to win a Nobel Prize for his research on the thinning of the ozone layer as a result of chlorofluorocarbons. His work, alongside Frank Sherwood Rowland of the United States and Paul Crutzen of the Netherlands, led to the drafting of the first international treaty phasing out the use of the dangerous chemicals.
Molina’s later work involved advocating for global sustainable development and confronting air pollution in major cities. He fought to make the world a better place and became a role model for so many scientists, as well as the Mexican people as a whole.
SER’s vision is to enable the Latino community and other under-resourced populations to fully participate in the socio-economic mainstream, achieving equal access and parity in all aspects of American society. We are grateful for people like Molina who have paved the way for so many to come after him. I am confident that SER will continue to fight for the Latino community to ensure more individuals have the same opportunities for success as Molina. Thank you for the legacy you left behind and for the example we can follow into the future.
President & CEO