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January 26, 2023 02:12pm
By Ashley Gallagher, Assistant Editor
The Carlyle Impact Foundation and Hispanic Star raised a total of 142 scholarships for Hispanics who are pursuing a career in nursing.
The Carlyle Impact Foundation and Hispanic Star teamed up to launch the Comeback Lounge at Barney’s New York Inc’s Madison Avenue building to celebrate “Back to La Vida” and Hispanic Heritage Month. The partnership has already raised a total of 142 scholarships.
“The Comeback Lounge will celebrate the accomplishments of women in art, music, and philanthropy. But our real purpose is to make a difference,” said Alex Charlton, chairman and CEO of the Carlyle Global Partner, in a prepared statement. “We are proud to join with Hispanic Star to tap into the Hispanic community to help build the next generation of nurses. We are proud to have a program that not only addresses a looming crisis, but also advances the cause of diversity and inclusion.”
To support the organizations’ goal of raising scholarship funds for Hispanics interested in a career in nursing, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, and TikTok contributed funds to the cause, with Nurse Heroes Hispanic Star Partnership and the Carlyle Impact Foundation offering a $1 million match for the donated funds.
“Last year we saw the contributions and sacrifices of 19 million Hispanics, who served as essential workers everywhere. While 1 in 5 worked in health care, the percentage of Latino nurses is disproportionately small compared to the critical need of new nurses. These scholarships will create new opportunities for Hispanics who are eager to fill the nursing gap but do not have the means to do so,” said Claudia Romo Edelman, founder and CEO of the We Are All Human Foundation, a platform of Hispanic Star, in a prepared statement.
The opening of the Comeback Lounge featured a performance of the Spanish version of America’s National Anthem by Jennifer Lopez, accompanied by the Nurse Heroes Hispanic Star Choir.
Additionally, the Comeback Lounge premiered the “Women Who Dared” art exhibition, which featured Latina artists from around the world for their first public exhibition.
The Carlyle Impact Foundation and Hispanic Star launch the Comeback Lounge at the iconic Barney’s Madison Avenue store in support of Hispanic Nurse Heroes. News release. We Are All Human. September 15, 2021. Accessed September 20, 2021.