SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

Leading Hispanics in STEM

aka SHPE   |   City of Industry, CA   |  http://shpe.org

Mission

SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.

Notes from the nonprofit

Today, SHPE makes a big impact. We’re the largest association in the nation for Hispanics in STEM. We meet each of our student and professional members where they are—offering effective training, mentorship, and programming for our vibrant community. As we continue to expand our membership, programs, and partnerships, we’re guided by a clear mission, a bright vision, and the core values demonstrated by our founders. Our Mission: SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. Our Vision: SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Our Key Values: Familia Service Education Resilience

Ruling year info

2004

CEO

Dr. Chris Wilkie

Main address

13181 Crossroads Parkway North Suite 220

City of Industry, CA 91746 USA

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EIN

72-1549994

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (W03)

Minority Rights (R22)

Professional Societies, Associations (J03)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Hispanic population in the U.S. reached nearly 58 million in 2016 and has been the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth, accounting for half of the population growth since 2000. The Hispanic population itself has evolved during this time, with changes in immigration, education, and other characteristics. However, there is a negligible rate of progress, when viewed through the lens of STEM education, and professionals working in STEM careers. Strategic issues include: - While Hispanics make up 18% of the U.S. population, only 7% of the STEM workforce is Hispanic. - Between the years 2009 and 2010, only 8% of all certificates and degrees awarded to Hispanics were in the STEM fields. SHPE seeks to improve on the above Hispanics in STEM statistics.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Noches de Ciencias Program

Noche de Ciencias is a great way to get students and parents involved with STEM. Undergraduate and Professional SHPE chapters have the opportunity to invite K-12 students to participate in hands-on STEM activities while interacting with STEM undergraduate students and professionals. Parents are provided with college resources that help encourage their child(ren) to pursue higher education and STEM careers.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Families

The National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA) is exclusively designed to provide newly-elected student and professional chapter executive board members with the resources for leadership and chapter development. Communication and strategic planning skills are essential to be successful in your SHPE chapters and along your professional career path. The NILA committee is dedicated to strengthening your opportunities for success!

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent

SHPE programs offer continued development ranging from entry level professionals all the way through senior executive level professionals. For professionals, SHPE programs provide personal and professional development to ensure that our members are ready to be great leaders in their workplace and communities.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent

SHPE programs aim to increase research opportunities, networking among scholars, and exposure of our leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers at the graduate level.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Academics

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Pre-College Program narrows the disparities of Hispanic students in STEM by increasing K-12 students’ Identity, Interest, and Self-Efficacy in STEM subjects. SHPE achieves this through outreach programs that provide community, mentorship, and resources to its members and the communities it serves.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Children and youth

The SHPEtina: Empowering Latinas in STEM program program supports student and professional members in multiple ways. The goal of the program is for our Latina members to gain the knowledge, tools, and specific strategies to thrive and overcome obstacles that they face in college and especially in a challenging workforce.

SHPE believes that by encouraging young Latinas to pursue a career in the STEM field (or any other higher education field) will promote higher learning and a higher graduation rate which creates a stronger workforce composed of Latina women.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Women and girls

The MentorSHPE Program facilitates one-to-one mentoring relationships that connect mentees with mentors to support growth and development. The program will help you expand your professional network, gain new knowledge and insights, and build new skills.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent

The goal of the ScholarSHPE program is to provide financial support to our student members and ultimately narrow the gap in the Hispanic STEM education pipeline. For the 2017 academic year, SHPE provided over $300,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students, graduate students, doctoral students, and professionals.

Financial need is the #1 reason why students do not persist to graduation of a bachelor's degree. By providing financial assistance through scholarships in conjunction with SHPE's support network and MentorSHPE, SHPE shows its members that:
- We need a diverse, educated population.
- They are valued as members of the academic community.
- Their success in higher education can make history!

We see success as increasing the number of graduates in STEM while providing the insight and resources needed to be innovative leaders, problem solvers and be role models in communities.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Students

The goal of the SHPETech program (formerly Technology & Innovation) is for our members to have multiple opportunities to think and be innovative in a safe and welcoming environment. This program is designed to shine a spotlight on the latest technology in STEM, and the ways in which SHPE members are impacting these fields. We see success as empowering members with critical thinking and teamwork skills to provide members with insight and resources needed to be successful in solving real world challenges.

Population(s) Served

The InternSHPE program offers valuable growth opportunities for STEM students to accelerate their learning and career preparation. Interns are often able to see topics they learn in the classroom in action during their internship experience. With the InternSHPE program, SHPE works with corporate partners to deliver internship experiences that provide professional development and community building.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
People of Latin American descent

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of Latin American descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As of June 30, 2021

Number of conference attendees

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of Latin American descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

COVID-19 affected events this year. We had a digital and in person National Convention and NILA conferences

Number of conferences held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of Latin American descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes 7 RLDCs, 1 NILA, and 1 National Convention - NILA is in 2 parts

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of Latin American descent

Related Program

ScholarSHPE

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Scholarships awarded to Graduating High School Seniors, Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctorial Studies in STEM

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SHPEs mission is to changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.

Specifically, SHPE is focused on:
1) Excellence & Innovation: Becoming the most highly-regarded organization serving Hispanics in STEM
2) Advocacy & Influence: Advocating, educating, and supporting for parity in diversity and inclusion for Hispanics in STEM
3) Employment & Career Growth: Orchestrating new employment opportunities and career growth by partnering with corporations, academia, and government
4) Member & Stakeholder Value: Continually improving member and stakeholder satisfaction and loyalty
5) Operational Optimization & Accountability: Continually improving SHPE's operational and financial stability

SHPE is dedicated to becoming the most valued organization serving Hispanics in STEM. We have the technical and professional talent, the membership commitment, and a solid value proposition to stabilize and grow the organization to new heights over the next 3 years. Our opportunities are vast and will be focused on the growth opportunities that are baked into our strategic priorities.

For each strategic goal outlined above, SHPE has the following objectives and strategies for achieving that goal:

1) Excellence & Innovation: Becoming the most highly-regarded organization serving Hispanics in STEM
› Revitalize SHPE's corporate brand.
› Communicate to SHPE's membership our programmatic value.
› Provide tailored solutions and support to Hispanics in STEM.
› Create a new generation of SHPE leaders.

2) Advocacy & Influence: Advocating, educating, and supporting for parity in diversity and inclusion for Hispanics in STEM
› Educate national policymakers on SHPE's corporate mission and vision.
› Demonstrate the value of SHPE student/professional chapters and its relation to the Hispanics in STEM talent pipeline.
› Convene and collaborate with government, business, and nonprofits toward the goal of increasing representation of Hispanics in STEM.
› Position SHPE as the expert voice and validator on Hispanics in STEM.

3) Employment & Career Growth: Orchestrating new employment opportunities and career growth by partnering with corporations, academia, and government
› Create and maintain partnerships with corporations and academic institutions to expand career-growth opportunities.
› Develop innovative employment connections for members.
› Continually grow and diversify SHPE's membership.
› Provide programs with measurable outcomes that are designed to increase Hispanics in STEM in: 1) C-suite positions; 2) Government roles; 3) Academia; and 4) Entrepreneurship.

4) Member & Stakeholder Value: Continually improving member and stakeholder satisfaction and loyalty
› Provide high quality and valuable programs and events.
› Ask and listen to our members' answers so we can better understand their needs and expectations.
› Provide effective resources for chapter governance.
› Further develop the skills and strengths of regional and chapter leaders.

5) Operational Optimization & Accountability: Continually improving SHPE's operational and financial stability
› Stabilize and diversify revenue growth through corporate and individual giving, new sponsors, grants, etc.
› Optimize governance and operations.
› Transform work culture to emphasize innovation and accountability.
› Develop required skills and succession planning for staff and Board.

SHPE capabilities for achieving its goals include:

- Strong history in the Hispanic and STEM communities since 1974
- Solid reputation for being a source of outstanding and diverse STEM talent
- Loyal and growing membership of over 10,000 STEM students and professionals nationwide
- Dedicated corporate support in the form of 45 major Industry Partnership Council members, as well as, 100s of sponsors for scholarships, events, and other programs offered by SHPE
- Owner of the largest Hispanic STEM event in the U.S. with over 6,000 attendees every year
- Executive team with extensive experience in managing and growing nonprofit organizations
- Board members with significant networks and experience in STEM
- Deeply-held core values of familia, service, learning, and resilience

SHPE has the right team, the right reputation, the right plan, and the right values for achieving its mission.

Since 1974, SHPE has established itself as the leading U.S. organization serving Hispanics in engineering, with close to 250 chapters and over 10,000 members. SHPE has the largest annual conference serving Hispanics in STEM. And it has established itself as part of the 50K Coalition (along with SWE, NSBE, and AISES) focused on a bold national goal: to produce 50,000 diverse engineering graduates annually by 2025.

What's Next:
- SHPE's focus on expanding to serve all Hispanic STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) students and professionals, not just those in engineering.
- SHPE also has begun advocating for Hispanics in STEM on Capitol Hill, meeting with leaders in the government to be sure that Hispanics are represented, sharing the issues with under-representation, and the opportunities that come with diversity and inclusion. SHPE also meets with representatives of major corporations to advocate for diversity and inclusion.
- SHPE's updating and expanding its program offerings to ensure the organization provides more value to its members, focusing on programs for K-12 students, academics, professionals, women, those focused on tech & innovation, and more.
- SHPE will stabilize and diversify revenue growth through corporate and individual giving, new sponsors, grants, etc.

There's much more to come for SHPE in 2020 and beyond.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our pre-college program focuses on young Latinos in their final year of High School. We have over 200 student chapters for Hispanic college students in STEM majors. We have over 65 professional chapters that target post college Hispanic professionals.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email, Committee Engagement,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Based on surveys, first generation and first time college students and their parents faced issues with understanding a Hispanic student's journey to a STEM university degree. The Equipando Padres (Equipping Parents) program will focus on supporting these guardians to better help their children earning engineering degrees. Studies show that parent support is critical to student success and college education completion. However, parents of first-generation students are often not able to provide the support needed as they don’t have the experience and resources that could best help their children navigate college challenges.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, Committees,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Feedback that we receive is reviewed and analyzed by our Research and Innovation team. Using this data, we are able to make managerial decisions related to program to ensure we continue to serve our members and the mission of our organization.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

Board of directors
as of 06/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Miguel Alemany

P&G (Retired)

Term: 2017 - 2021

Emily Allen

Dean, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology California State University, Los Angeles

Will Davis

NASA

Adriana Ocampo

The Boeing Company

Chris Hetner

National Association of Corporate Directors

Michael Wangen

IBM

Steve Bermudez

Redline Ventures

Joaquin Gamboa

Everly Health

Fernando Paz

Cox Automotive

Carista Ragan

Stackpath

Nicolas Tempestini

Accenture

Melanie Weber

The Boeing Company

Juan Banchs

UCLA

Leo Soto

The Boeing Company

Karen Santos

The Ohio State University

Emily Vargas

USC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/1/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/01/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.