The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Foundation (HCCLF) is seeking proposals from qualified bilingual instructors to deliver cohort-based Digital Literacy Training. The Digital Literacy Program has been developed by UNIDOSUS and is being administered through the HCCLF by means of a grant.
Section 1: Strategic Goal The mission of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Foundation (HCCLF) is to foster the continued economic growth, development, and promotion of education within the Hispanic community by building capacity and helping find jobs and workforce opportunities in the Greater New Orleans Area.
In underserved communities, its programs teach participants, regardless of their age, to garner the skills needed for success in jobs of the future. The foundation strives to inspire program participants to create better futures for themselves and for their communities.
Through the Digital Literacy Training program the Foundation aims to bridge the digital divide in underserved communities to improve social mobility.
Section 2: Guidelines Decisions regarding program instructors and support provided are the sole discretion of HCCLF and are final.
This proposal should be submitted to HCCLF c/o Mayra Pineda to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line: 2020 Digital Literacy Program Proposal.
RFP Proposals must be submitted by December 20, 2019 by close of business. Proposals received after that date will not be considered.
Section 3: Scope, Focus and Objectives Scope The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from qualified instructors to deliver bilingual digital literacy training as per the specified modules developed by UNIDOSUS. UNIDOSUS has provided HCCLF with the PowerPoint presentations to be used along with recommended handouts; however, instructors will have permission to deliver the program as they see fit based on the needs and skill levels of the program participants, in so long as the integrity of the program itself is not compromised. Note that all PowerPoint presentations and handouts are in English but instructor may deliver additional information in Spanish as needed and/or for clarification of information presented.
The modules are to be delivered in six 8-week cohorts commencing January 2020 and ending by March 31, 2021. Typically the training will occur 3x/week for 3 hours/day. The cohorts may alternate with evening classes for cohort 1, daytime classes for cohort 2, etc. based upon demand. HCCLF will determine the specified training dates and timeframes with some input from the instructor.
The Digital Literacy Program modules are as follows:
Computer Basics and Digital Literacy
MS Office, Google Suite, Resume and Cover Letter
Excel and Budgeting
Upon selection, instructor will receive the UNIDOSUS PowerPoint presentations to review and prepare for delivery. Instructor will have the discretion to invite guest speakers as desired, such as job recruiters, banking representatives, etc.
Employment experience is one of the strongest catalysts for promoting economic opportunity. By connecting the most vulnerable populations to developmental training and opportunities to obtain meaningful jobs, participants are set on trajectories to improve their financial lives and those of generations to come.
The goal is to continue to be a leader in providing a literate and skilled workforce for several industries. This training provides the work-ready and soft skills critical in job search, interview prep, placement and retention. In regard to career counseling, employers are consulted via personal visits, phone conversations, and electronic communications to determine the areas of job placement needs, the requirements for the positions needed, and the most frequent positions generally needed.
Objectives & Outcomes
As per grant specifications, HCCLF must service 90 program participants, graduate 68 participants, and place in jobs or advance to education 48 of the participants over the course of the grant period, which ends March 31, 2021.
Instructor must be prepared to periodically report progress to UNIDOSUS on targeted outcomes, typically quarterly, and participate in mandatory webinar/conference calls to share best practices in program delivery, recruitment activities, and other items of interest.
Marketing/Public Relations opportunities are a key component of this program in order to recruit program participants.
Instructor must agree to collaborate with HCCLF on PR and marketing related activities, including gathering and publicizing participant stories, program results and program impact. Instructors are expected to support the periodic publication of participant stories and testimonials. Any external announcements will be mutually agreed upon.
Section 4: Requirements
Fluency in English and Spanish
Prior training experience
Appendix A: Guidelines
Applicant’s response to this proposal indicates his/her understanding and agreement that the proposal is not an offer to contract by HCCLF with applicant. HCCLF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withdraw or amend the proposal; to reject or disqualify proposals; to select or not select applicants; and/or to identify one or more proposal participants with whom HCCLF wants to solicit additional or supplemental proposals.
HCCLF reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and is not obligated to detail to applicants the reason for the selection or rejection of any proposal.
In the event of a selection, HCCLF will give notice to the selected applicant. However, HCCLF will not provide information concerning any selection, if any, to non-selected applicants.
This summer a steering committee from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, HandsOn New Orleans, NOSHEP, Salvation Army, Second Harvest, and United Way began meeting to form an official Greater New Orleans Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. We’re excited to invite your organization to become a member!
Membership is free and open to any organization, association, nonprofit, faith-based, civic, or unincorporated group that seeks to join. Please feel free share with any of your colleagues not on this list (full list is below signature).
There are 3 steps to take:
- Choose one of two informational meeting to attend.
- Complete the membership application.
- Review the attached proposed by-laws for approval at January 2020 meeting (TBD)
INFORMATION MEETINGS RSVP HERE. Attendance is encouraged but not required for membership. Phone conference line is below.
Thursday, December 12 9:00am- 10:00am -OR- Monday, December 16 3:00pm-4:00pm
Free parking is available behind the United Way building off Iberville or in the First Pentecostal Church lot on Canal and N. Dorgenois.
Dial In Phone Number: 712-832-8330 Pin: 4388490#
APPLICATION LINK SUBMIT HERE.
- Open membership
- Jurisdiction is Jefferson and Orleans parishes. May grow to include Plaquemines and St. Bernard in the future.
- Must join one or more Standing Committees in the areas of Disaster Preparedness, Response, Recover, or Mitigation depending on your organization’s capacity and expertise.
- Standing committees are free to create goals and subcommittees to further their objectives.
- Each organization shall have voice with as many representatives as desired but only one vote during meetings.
Please let me know if you have questions and hope to see you at the information meeting!
(504) 319 – 9883
PS: This list is:
|Air BnB Open Homes|
|American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Services|
|Baptist Community Ministries|
|Cajun Navy Relief|
|Catholic Charities NO|
|Catholic Charities NO Deaf Action Center|
|City of New Orleans Neighborhood Office of Engagement – Faith Liason|
|Common Ground Relief|
|Congress of Day Laborers (Congreso)|
|Family Justice Center|
|Franklin Avenue Baptist Church|
|GOHSEP FAN Committee|
|Greater New Orleans Association of the Deaf|
|Greater New Orleans Foundation|
|Greater St.Stephens Baptist Church|
|Habitat for Humanity|
|Hands On New Orleans|
|Language Access Coalition|
|Language Access Coalition & Latino Forum|
|Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief|
|Louisiana Bar Association|
|Louisiana Conservation Corps|
|Louisiana State Animal Response Team LSART|
|Mary Queen of Vietnam Catholic Church|
|Medical Reserve Corps|
|New Orleans Baptist Association|
|New Orleans Baptist Association|
|New Orleans Black Deaf Advocates|
|New Orleans Breastfeeding Center|
|New Orleans Council on Aging|
|Nola Tree Project|
|Presbytery of South Louisiana|
|Red Cross SELA|
|Southeast Louisiana Legal Services|
|The Pro Bono Project|
|United Saints Recovery Project|
|United Way SELA|
|Upbring Lutheran Disaster Relief & LA VOAD|
- Wednesday, 12/18 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
- Wednesday, 12/18 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM