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Community Altar

2020-11-11T01:20:25+06:30October 23rd, 2020|

Let's celebrate and honor the lives of our loved ones who have passed, at Mexican Fiesta’s Community Altar.   Milwaukee, Wisconsin (October 20, 2020) - As the Day of Dead 'Día de Los Muertos' approaches, the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc/Mexican Fiesta would like to invite the community to celebrate and honor the lives of loved ones who have passed with a Community Altar [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Jesus Salas

2020-10-08T22:00:46+06:30October 8th, 2020|

Jesús Salas Civil Rights Activist Jesús Salas is a third generation migrant worker who spent 10 years migrating from South Central Texas to the Great Lakes Region. After relocating in Wisconsin in 1959, Jesús worked in the state’s first education programs for migrants. He later founded a farmworkers union, Obreros Unidos and joined Cesar Chávez [...]

WHSF Staff

2020-10-06T21:17:28+06:30October 2nd, 2020|

Teresa C. Mercado Executive Director  Born in Jalisco, México and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the age of 22, Mrs. Mercado started as a volunteer for the foundation twenty four years ago. As her passion grew for the community, so did her involvement with the foundation and in 2002 she was appointed Executive Director of [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Lupe Martinez

2020-10-08T04:36:06+06:30September 23rd, 2020|

Highlight: LUPE MARTINEZ / President and Chief Executive Officer, UMOS Lupe Martinez is President and Chief Executive Officer of UMOS, a non-profit, advocacy organization whose mission is to provide programs and services that improve the employment, educational, health, and housing opportunities of underserved populations. UMOS, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has operations in Arkansas, Florida, [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month

2020-09-15T21:54:26+06:30September 15th, 2020|

Highlight: MÉXICO... El Grito de Dolores  The observation for Hispanic Heritage Week started in 1968 under President Lydon Johnson. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded to a 30-day period starting on September 15 through October 15. The Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, traditions, and contributions of the Hispanic Community into the American culture.     Important Dates:   September 15  Independence Day for five Centroamerica countries: [...]

Get to know our Ms. Mexican Fiesta Ambassador 2019- 2021

2020-09-15T00:43:05+06:30September 15th, 2020|

Mina Rabideaux  Ms. Mexican Fiesta Ambassador 2019 - 2021 I am the current ambassador of the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, proudly holding the Ms. Mexican Fiesta title. I was elected into this role in August 2019, and am now the first ever to hold a two-year term. Aside from my work with the foundation, [...]

Viva México!

2020-09-09T03:33:14+06:30September 9th, 2020|

Viva México!... Celebrating our traditions   -Mexican Independence Day-   Milwaukee, WI (Sep. 9, 2020) - The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc./Mexican Fiesta will be celebrating Mexican Independence Day safely and culturally. The celebration will take place on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Flores Hall parking lot (2997 S. 20th St. Milwaukee, WI 53215) from 4:00 [...]

WHSF/Mexican Fiesta to launch the VIVA MKE Tour.

2020-08-05T00:38:27+06:30August 5th, 2020|

    July 27, 2020 (Milwaukee, WI) - The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc./Mexican Fiesta launches the Viva MKE Tour 2020. This tour will be a joint community effort with Zócalo, Fiesta Cafe, and Oscar's Pub & Grill, in hopes of celebrating the Mexican culture and stimulating the south side economy.     Tour dates & times: August 28 & [...]

Mexican Fiesta Headquarters Volunteer-Made Mask distribution hub in the Southside of Milwaukee.

2020-09-23T04:15:31+06:30June 24th, 2020|

          As COVID-19 continues to spread, affecting our Hispanic community, Mexican Fiesta and collaborators encourage you to protect yourself and your loved ones by providing free facemasks to front line workers, small businesses, organizations, and the community. Mexican Fiesta volunteers will lead this initiative at Mexican Fiesta Headquarters. All health protocols [...]