Initiatives

The Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut has achieved significant recognition as the region’s preeminent Hispanic organization.  Since our founding, we have been dedicated to the community-wide health concerns of Hispanic community. Our community teams include our focus area teams as well as affinity groups representing Latin American countries. Our community teams coordinate our diverse portfolio of programs and activities and provides us with an extensive network that support extensive outreach and communication.

Civic Engagement
We promote civic engagement by encouraging Latinos to actively engaged in the democratic process. The Hispanic Alliance focuses on non partisan activities that promote voter education, registration, participation and advocacy. We encourage Latino to ask questions, become familiar and be informed on the issues that affect their lives those of our greater community.

Arte
The Hispanic Alliance promotes a wide variety of fine art exhibits in its downtown New London exhibition space, where it also hosts artists' talks, presentations and lectures. While showcasing Southeastern Connecticut as a cultural destination, our goal is to open new avenues of intercultural dialogue through exhibitions and programs that integrate Latino Culture with the works of both regional and international artists. MORE...

Through Imagine Public Art, the Hispanic Alliance is creating an innovative program to install sculptures in open spaces throughout New London County.  Imagine Public Art  will contribute to making Southeastern Connecticut a cultural destination and give its inhabitants a sense of pride and identity.

Economic Assistance
The Hispanic Alliance provides one-time micro grants in emergency situations to Latinos in need through the Starfish Fund. These are only made through referrals to the Hispanic Alliance from local social services, healthcare and educational organizations who identify and screen individuals, families and immigrants in need.

Events
Community ties are integrated and strengthened through special events.  The annual Noche de Gala creates opportunities for community engagement and the means for the Hispanic Alliance to raise funds and promote Latino culture.  Other events include La Latina Network Annual Reception, Arts programming, affinity group events, scholarship recipient alumnae networking and Latino partnering events and the annual Sponsors and Partners Appreciation Reception at which we present the Partner of the Year Award.

Voz Latinx Voice
These are focus groups that engage the Latinx community by providing opportunities to make our voices hear. We conduct research that leads to advocacy and systemic changes that promote equity, access and quality of health, education and immigration support for the Latinx community.  To date, our focus groups and health research initiatives have been supported through funding, partnerships and collaborations with the Connecticut Health Foundation, Community Catalyst, Connecticut College, University of Connecticut, Ledge Light Health District, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital and many other state and regional organizations.

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