The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), Century 21 Real Estate LLC, and Miami Dade College (MDC) have announced a partnership to launch the Empowering Latinas program, an educational and business opportunity that will help Latina entrepreneurs in South Florida earn a real estate license.

The Empowering Latinas initiative will provide 70 scholarships, but CENTURY 21® affiliated offices in the Greater South Florida region will also mentor the scholarship awardees and offer them the opportunity to hone their craft with a local franchise affiliate. The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec.8, and the candidates selected will be announced on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

“Not only is the Latina population booming in the United States, the impact of the “ambicultural” Hispanic woman as the primary household income earner and purchasing decision maker makes her a mainstream powerhouse and a real estate industry catalyst for entrepreneurial growth,” said Cara Whitley, chief marketing officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “Empowering Latinas is an opportunity for Hispanic women to advance their educational and career goals with a global family of brokers and agents who share similar cultural foundations like family, traditions, and an amazing work ethic.”

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, study sessions in January, followed by a graduation ceremony in February.

“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 MDC’s President.

For more information on Empowering Latinas, visit

Contacts: Peter Mosca, 973-407-5180,; Aleyso Bridger,;  Isla Martinez, 626-814-5006,

About HHF

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 Century 21 Real Estate LLC

Century 21 Real Estate LLC is comprised of approximately 7,700 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 78 countries and territories worldwide with more than 117,000 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.

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 sys-tems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assis-tant 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 annu-ally 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