Frank Armijo: Helping Hispanics – Gowanus Lounge
One of America’s most underserved communities is the Hispanics. Frank Armijo has been working to reverse this issue in a variety of ways. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that around 58 percent of American adults of Hispanic heritage have been discriminated against due to race/ethnicity with darker skinned members of this community being impacted even more.
Setting up programs to create awareness, engaging in projects specifically geared at assisting this community and working toward ending discrimination of this community is crucial. To date, Frank Armijo has:
- co-founded the Hispanic Academic Achievers Program,
- been the first Chair of the Hispanic Academic Achievers Program
- was a co-chair of the Lockhead Martin Hispanic Outreach Leadership Association.
Discrimination is wrong in and of itself. But another reason Hispanics must be embraced is because they are America’s largest ethnic demographic. They comprise 18 percent of the US population, so embracing their heritage and identity will ultimately be good for the economy and society as a whole.
Armijo was the recipient of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievements (HENAAC) Award for Executive Excellence.