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Latina Style Magazine Features NPF’s Latino Heritage Fund

Latina Style Magazine published two features about the work NPF’s Latino Heritage Fund is making possible for people and parks. Read excerpts from the articles, “Preserving Latino Heritage through U.S. National Parks,” and “College Beat: My Apprenticeship at a UNESCO World Heritage Site,” below.

“With a mission to preserve, amplify, and elevate more stories that commemorate Hispanic heritage in parks and communities across the country, the National Park Foundation celebrates a decade of its Latino Heritage Fund program. The fund’s mission is to preserve Latino history and elevate Latinos’ stories and contributions to the U.S., past and present, through national parks.

National Park Foundation Board Director Patty Arvielo, Melinda “Mindy” Burbano Stearns, and NPF chief of staff Ruth Prescott collaborate with the National Park Foundation to protect wildlife and park lands and preserve history and culture, educate and engage youth, and connect people everywhere to the wonder of parks.”

“One of the primary life experiences recommended to me as a freshman in college was doing an internship. Gaining work experience in our chosen career field is supposed to help our resumes stand out and boost our employability. That’s why during my senior year, I chose to apply for an apprenticeship with the National Park Service.

My 24 weeks at the heritage site helped me gain new trade skills and learn about career opportunities in the federal government. Most importantly, I gained a new sense of professionalism and a clearer view of what it meant to be in the professional world.”

You can read the full article “Preserving Latino Heritage through U.S. National Parks” here and the full article “College Beat: My Apprenticeship at a UNESCO World Heritage Site” here.