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Hispanics/Latinos in Alabama: Information FOR Hispanics/Latinos in Alabama

Information about and for Hispanics and Latinos/as in Alabama

Hispanic Organizations


Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA) (English) (Español)
Located in Birmingham, HICA addresses the concerns of immigrant Latinos in the areas of healthcare, education, economic development, legal issues, and outreach.

Alabama Hispanic Association (AHA)
The Alabama Hispanic Association’s primary goal is to “assist North Alabama Hispanic families with educational and economic development.” They facilitate access to medical, legal, translation, and educational services while promoting cultural awareness.


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
“CHCI's mission is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders by promoting higher education, providing unmatched career development experience, and award-winning leadership development curriculum.”

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization providing financial support for college-bound Hispanics/Latinos.

League of United Latin American Citizens
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) “advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 900 LULAC councils nationwide.”

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
MALDEF is a nonprofit litigation, advocacy, and educational outreach institution for Hispanics/Latinos.

National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Hispanic businesses, their mission statement says they were created "to foster Hispanic economic development and to create sustainable prosperity for the benefit of American society.”

Assistance Organizations



Alabama Department of Public Health ALL Kids (English) (Español)
ALL Kids is a low-cost healthcare coverage program for children under age 19 in Alabama. Benefits include check-ups, immunizations, doctor visits, prescriptions, vision and dental care, hospitalization, and mental health and substance abuse services.

Be Latino
Be Latino is a nonprofit organization that assists Hispanics in Calhoun County with resources such as healthcare and education.

Cahaba Valley Health Care (English) (Español)
Cahaba Valley Health Care is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to quality healthcare for the Hispanic communities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties.

Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA). (English-language site) (Spanish-language site)
Located in Birmingham, HICA addresses the concerns of immigrant Latinos in the areas of healthcare, education, economic development, legal issues, and outreach.

Promotores de Salud (Latino Community Health Advisors)
Sponsored by UAB’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, Promotores de Salud is a program that trains leaders in the Latino community to help others access needed health services.

UAB English Language Institute (ELI)
ELI is a professional resource for English language learning and cross-cultural training in the Birmingham metropolitan area. They offer a range of ESL courses to students, area residents, business people, local corporations, and international visitors.



National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Also called the “Alliance,” it is the Nation's oldest and largest network of Hispanic health and human services providers.

National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)
NHCOA is an advocacy group for aging Latino adults.

Alianza: National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
Alianza is the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence addressing the needs of Hispanic families.

Educational Assistance


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Education Center
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is “one of the leading Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan organizations in the country. CHCI was established in 1978 to help increase opportunities for Hispanics to participate in and contribute to the American policy making process.” Their Education Center has resources for parents and students on all aspects of college, from planning to financial aid to housing.

Federal Student Aid from the U.S. Department of Education (English) (Español)
This site is a single stop for information and resources about planning and paying for a postsecondary education (2-year colleges, 4-year colleges or universities, vocational, or career schools).


Planning for College

CHCI Pre-College Planning Checklist for Parents & Middle School Students
This bilingual college checklist prepared by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus begins planning for college in grades 6, 7, and 8.

CHCI College Preparatory Kit for High School Students
Also by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the bilingual booklet includes information on recommended high school courses, college entrance exams, and choosing a college.

Financial Aid Guide for College-Bound Undocumented Students from Educators for Fair Consideration
This pdf guide goes over everything from applying to college to privacy concerns to scholarship interviews.


Scholarships & Financial Aid

CHCI NextOpp
Sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, this online database allows students to search for scholarships, internships, and fellowships by keyword, location, and interests.

CHCI Guide to Applying for Financial Aid & Scholarships
This bilingual guide gives information ont he FASFA, financial aid, and scholarships.

6th Edition National Directory of Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships for Latino Students
The last print edition of the Scholarship Directory, dated 2008.


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