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Hispanics/LatinX in Alabama: Information FOR Hispanics/LatinX in Alabama

Information about and for Hispanics and Latinos/as in Alabama

Hispanic Organizations

Alabama

Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA)
www.hispanicinterest.org/ (English)
www.hispanicinterest.org/espanol/ (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)
www.latin-connection.org/

The Alabama Hispanic Association’s primary goal is to “support programs serving at risk Latino children and families of Northern Alabama."

National

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
www.chci.org

“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
www.hsf.net

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
lulac.org

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)
www.maldef.org

MALDEF is a nonprofit litigation, advocacy, and educational outreach institution for Hispanics/Latinos.

UnidosUS
www.unidosus.org/

Formerly the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), UnidosUS serves the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
www.ushcc.com

USHCC is America’s largest Hispanic business organization, representing over 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses.

Assistance Organizations

Alabama

Alabama Department of Public Health ALL Kids
www.adph.org/allkids/ (English)
www.alabamapublichealth.gov/allkids/espanol.html (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.

Cahaba Valley Health Care
www.cahabavalleyhealthcare.org/ (English)

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)
www.hispanicinterest.org/ (English-language site)
www.hispanicinterest.org/espanol/ (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)
www.uab.edu/medicine/mhrc/outreach-programs/promotores-de-salud

Promotores de Salud, Sowing the Seeds of Health, is "a community-based educational program conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Division of Preventive Medicine. The program educates lay individuals from the Latino community with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health and connect individuals to affordable health care. The overall goal of the program is to reduce incidence of breast and cervical cancer in Latina immigrants via community health advisors or 'promotoras de salud.'”

UAB School of Education Community English Classes
www.uab.edu/education/esl/community-english-classes

Community English classes are available free of charge for international students, scholars, and staff at UAB as well as for their family members and other language learners from the greater Birmingham area

 

National

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
www.healthyamericas.org/

It is the Nation's premier science-based and community-driven organization focusing on healthcare, providing services to more than 15 million Hispanics throughout the U.S. every year.

National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)
www.nhcoa.org

NHCOA is an advocacy group for aging Latino adults.

National Latin@ Network
www.nationallatinonetwork.org/

The National Latin@ Networks is a national institute on domestic violence focusing on Latin@ communities.

Higher Education Assistance

General

Federal Student Aid from the U.S. Department of Education
studentaid.ed.gov (English)
studentaid.ed.gov/sa/es (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

Financial Aid Guide for College-Bound Undocumented Students from DREAM Team Los Angeles
dreamteamla.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/E4FC_FinAidGuide.pdf

While created for California residents, this guide has information all undocumented students can use, such as "Financial Aid Options -- Am I Eligible?," "Privacy," and "Applying to Private Colleges."

¡Gradúate! A College Planning Guide to Success
sites.ed.gov/hispanic-initiative/files/2012/11/FINAL_GraduateGuide2.0_ACollegeAccessGuidetoSuccess_English_WithCover_PDFOnly_10102016.pdf (English) sites.ed.gov/hispanic-initiative/files/2012/11/FINAL_GraduateGuide2.0_ACollegeAccessGuidetoSuccess_Spanish_WithCover_PDFOnly_10102016.pdf (Spanish)

The guide provides information and resources to help students navigate the process of pursuing higher education at traditional colleges and universities, including how to apply and how to successfully enroll in a college or university.

 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

CHCI NextOpp
www.chcinextopp.net

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

¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Success
sites.ed.gov/hispanic-initiative/files/2014/05/English-Graduate_Guide_9.16.pdf (English)
sites.ed.gov/hispanic-initiative/files/2014/04/Spanish.pdf (Spanish)

This guide provides recommended steps for the college enrollment process, helpful tips on filling out the FASFA, and financial aid resources to better Hispanics students, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and non U.S. citizen students.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
www.hsf.net

HSF's mission is to "\empower Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible."

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