HAP is an organization serving the Hispanic immigrant population in six communities in Western Colorado. HAP envisions Western Colorado communities where cultural diversity is recognized and Hispanic immigrants have opportunities to contribute as integral members through active civic participation.

HAP believes that society and its institutions should be based on the principles of equality and solidarity so as to respect the dignity and human rights of every human being.los Blancos Gunnison in las vegas rally2

HAP’s Anniversary Celebration!

2014-John-Kiernan-Award-p1Plan to join us for HAP’s Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 13 in Grand Junction, when we will present the 2014 John Kiernan Awards!  Every year, the Hispanic Affairs Project recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations, and we are happy to honor Imelda Mulholland, Amy Gutierrez and Child and Migrant Services of Palisade this year.

We hope you will join us! For details, click here (English). Haga clic aquí (español).

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  • Provides opportunities for Hispanic leadership development — both for youth and adults — through trainings and active participation in community life.
  • Focuses on community organizing to meet the needs identified by the communities.
  • Works towards social justice through legislative issues affecting immigrants, migrants and refugees.
  • Collaborates with other local, state and national organizations on activities and projects that support the immigrant community.
  • Supports families affected for the deportation process and other issues concerning their immigration status.
  • Coordinates the Hispanic Affairs Committees (former JFI committees) and supports the integration of the newcomers.