Hispanic Affairs Project
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.
What does the Project do?
- Provides opportunities for youth/adult Hispanic leadership development through formation trainings and active participation in community life.
- Focuses on community organizing to meet the needs and fulfill the goals identified by the communities.
- Works towards social justice, civil rights and legislative issues affecting immigrants, migrants and refugees
- Support families affected for deportation process and other needs concerning to their immigration status.
- Coordinates the Hispanic Affairs Committees (former JFI committees) and supports the integration of the newcomers
Strategic Plan: The 5 year work plan consists of six key components:
1. Immigration and Integration
2. Leadership & Community Organizing
3. Migrant Outreach
4. Civic Engagement
5. Immigrant Advocacy
6. Community Resources
Picture up to down:
1: Orquidea & Gregorio Blanco with their children during the pro-Immigration Reform Rally in Las Vegas, NV, 2010
2: The Social Justice activist and HAP founder, Reverend John Kiernan. In loving memory 1924-2010
3: Leadership training, 2011
4: HAP members supporting “Occupy Wall Street” movement in Montrose, CO 2011