Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
With almost four decades of serving the Austin Hispanic business community, the GAHCC continues to stand by its mission to build our members’ wealth. Their vision, to foster Hispanic businesses as a leading force towards economic growth, drives the organization’s pillars of economic development, workforce development, business networking, and community and policy advocacy.
The GAHCC also fosters programs to better the general welfare of the Hispanic community by impacting the education of Hispanics through advocacy which strives to emphasize the importance of education and eliminate the student achievement gap for a more competitive workforce. The GAHCC also promotes economic development in the community by supporting local businesses financial needs and attracting new companies to the greater Austin metropolitan area.
For more information, visit http://www.gahcc.org/.
Jason’s Deli stands for three simple concepts: PEOPLE, FOOD, and CHOICE. Founded in 1976, Joe Tortorice, Jr. believed in treating employees as family and backs it up by making remarkable investments in his people and the community.
Jason’s Deli offers a Leadership Institute for free classes in money matters, ethics, marriage, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, and in the core values of their brand.
They also started a program called The Fishing School to empower hourly employees to better themselves professionally by becoming managers and leaders. In addition, Jason’s has a non-profit foundation to help our employees when in crisis.
For more information, visit http://www.jasonsdeli.com/.
Families for Autism and Immune Recovery (FAIR)
Families for Autism and Immune Recovery (FAIR) enhances the lives of children, adults and families with Autism Spectrum and other Immune Disorders by providing information and resources, supporting social, behavioral and physical development, and research. FAIR works to create a culture of inclusion, health and wellness to empower individuals and families impacted by Autism and Immune Disorders. FAIR offers help on several important and necessary levels, such as information and resources and financial assistance in the form of scholarships for physical, social and behavioral needs. We provide information to individuals and families involved, the community, educators, and professionals.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are at epidemic proportions and are still increasing. Currently, it is estimated that 1 in 88 eight-year olds have autism, and 1 in 29 three-year olds. If Autism continues to increase at the 13% per year it has been, then by 2022, 1 in 9 children will have Autism. This epidemic is in dire need of assistance in so many areas. It is critical to support these individuals as soon as possible so that they can become more functional and productive members of society.
Also, auto-immune and immune diseases are climbing at serious rates. Many people are suffering and living in pain when they can be helped. In addition, funds for research in these areas are sparse and are being further cut. That is why FAIR seeks to fund research for much needed advancements.
Without FAIR’s help these segments of the population would otherwise be dependent, neglected and misunderstood since funds are being cut left and right for these disorders. By taking action FAIR is helping those in need become as productive as possible instead of being victimized by their condition and society. For more information, visit http://fairmovement.org.