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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, [...]

WHSF/Mexican Fiesta office is now open to the public.

2020-06-25T03:28:27+06:30June 24th, 2020|

Headquarters of: Mexican Fiesta 2997 S. 20th Street Milwaukee, WI 53215 Office hours:  Monday – Friday | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tel: 414.383.7066 Fax: 414.383.6677 E-Mail: info@mexicanfiesta.org NOTE: Mexican Fiesta 2021 will be held at the Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53202 If you are visiting our building, please follow the health [...]