(970) 249-4115 [email protected]

We Inspire Immigrant Communities to Thrive in Western Colorado

Through Leadership Development, Advocacy, and Direct Assistance.

Did You Know?

Many immigrants struggle to access basic support, resources, and education on their rights as they transition to build a life for their family in the US.

Our organization, the Hispanic Affairs Project, advocates for REAL CHANGE in our organization and systems. We envision communities where cultural diversity is embraced, and immigrants actively contribute to creating a more equitable society by developing community leaders.

Through education, enrichment, and encouragement of immigrant families, we strive to address the barriers to integration so that everyone has a chance to fulfill their dreams and potential.

I support HAP because this amazing organization, staffed by compassionate and knowledgeable people, provides services to our immigrant community that are not delivered by any other organization in the region. We are so fortunate to have HAP in our community!

– Robyn C.


Three Prong Mission of the Hispanic Affairs Project

HAP’s core value is to advocate for Real Change so that immigrant communities can thrive in Western Colorado. We are purveyors of opportunities and uplifting experiences for our members to build skills, develop leadership qualities and to be the driving force of change in the systems.

Community Advocacy

HAP believes that our community has the power to build the future they want for themselves. We are committed to developing strong leaders through our work to advocate for local, state, and federal policies that increase access to the resources that people need to thrive.

Outreach and Education

Through awareness, training, and education HAP cultivates leaders who can positively impact the future of our community. We foster a culture within our organization that educates, enriches, and encourages immigrant families.

Direct Assistance

HAP provides immigrant families valuable resources and tools which allows them to successfully navigate the US system. We provide legal assistance, helping people get CO-RCSA driver’s licenses, IDs, training on programs and how to access life-changing resources.

Why Does the Hispanic Affairs Project Exist?

Immigrant families in Western Colorado need social and economic stability so they can develop a sense of belonging in their new community.

Sadly, this sense of belonging does not happen organically. Instead, immigrant families often feel marginalized, face cultural barriers, and have limited access to resources.

Here’s the truth: we can’t move forward as a just society if our community doesn’t have equitable access to the resources they need to succeed. The larger the inequality gap, the harder it is for families to prosper in their new community.

This is why we exist.

We Build Communities…

where cultural diversity is embraced;

where immigrants actively contribute as leaders; and

where prosperity is created through justice and equity.

You are a vital part of the mission! With your donation, you enable Hispanic Affairs Project to help more immigrant families find stability, training, and support.

My name is Susana. I thank the Hispanic Affairs Project for helping me pay my rent; it was a great support. The impact that the Hispanic Affairs Project has had on me, my family, and my community, is that through its leadership, advocacy, and programs, I have learned to fight for my rights and to understand that a united and informed community can achieve lasting changes—that together we can achieve equitable changes for all.”

– Susana R.


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There are so many fun and rewarding ways for you to get involved with the Hispanic Affairs Project. Develop friends for life. Feel good about your community. Develop the next generation of leaders. It all starts here.

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Noche Informativo - Info Session

Noche Informativo - Info Session

Jul 5, 7:00pm - Jul 5, 8:30pm

Montrose Regional Library Community Room, 320 S 2nd Street, Montrose, CO 81401 Map

**English to follow**¡Únase a nosotros el martes, 5 de julio a las 7PM en la biblioteca de Montrose para aprender más sobre los nuevos derechos de los residentes en las parqueaderos de casas móviles!Representantes de Thistle-ROC y Westside Coop de Durango explicarán el programa de propiedad para residentes. Aprendamos sobre los recursos en asuntos de vivienda!Tendremos Interpretación Ingles- Español.Para mas información llame a Elisa Rodriguez (701) 389-2463.******Join us on Tuesday, July 5th @ 7PM at the Montrose Library to learn more about new rights for residents in mobile home park communities!Representatives of Thistle-ROC and Westside Coop of Durango will explain the resident-owned property program. Come learn more about housing resources!For more information contact Elisa Rodriguez (701) 389-2463.... See MoreSee Less

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A Decent Home - Community Film Screening

A Decent Home - Community Film Screening

Jul 23, 6:00pm

Western Colorado University1 Western WayGunnison, CO81231 Map

**Seguido en Español**Join us for a community film screening of the documentary A Decent Home! Saturday, July 23rd at 6:00pmWestern Colorado University Theatre 1 Western Way, Gunnison, CO 81231A Decent Home, by filmmaker Sara Terry addresses urgent issues of class and economic (im)mobility through the lives of mobile home park residents. When housing that’s on the lowest rung of the American Dream is being devoured by the wealthiest of the wealthy, Whose dream are we serving?• Free admission• Screening followed by discussion with film crew and partner organizationsFor more information contact: Marketa Zubkova| [email protected]Presented by the Hispanic Affairs Project-HAP, Thistle, ROC USA, 9to5 Colorado, the Civic Canopy, and ANB Bank._______________________¡Únase a nosotros para una proyección comunitaria del documental A Decent Home!Sábado, 23 de julio a las 6:00pm enWestern Colorado University Theatre 1 Western Way, Gunnison, CO 81231A Decent Home, de la cineasta Sara Terry, aborda cuestiones urgentes de (in)movilidad económica y de clase a través de las vidas de los residentes de los parque de casas móviles. Cuando la vivienda que está en el peldaño más bajo del Sueño Americano está siendo devorada por los más ricos de los ricos, ¿a quién le estamos sirviendo?• Admisión gratis• Proyección seguida por una mesa redonda con el equipo de filmaciónPara mas información: Marketa Zubkova / [email protected]Presentado por el Proyecto de Asuntos Hispanos-HAP, Thistle, ROC USA, 9to5 Colorado, the Civic Canopy, and ANB Bank.... See MoreSee Less

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Culture Fest 2022

Culture Fest 2022

Sep 24, 10:00am - Sep 24, 4:00pm

Ute Indian Museum, 17253 Chipeta Rd, Montrose, CO 81403 Map

**Seguido en Español**Join us for CULTURE FEST 2022 on September 24th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in Montrose, CO!Celebrate the diverse cultures that make up the Montrose community through art, crafts, music, dance, and more!Ethnic food will be available for purchase.This is a FREE, family-friendly event and all are welcome! Community members are invited to host a display/informational booth, present a stage performance, and/or sell food/beverage. Participants must complete the registration form: tinyurl.com/CultureFest2022RegistrationHelp ensure a successful event by joining us as a sponsor! More information: tinyurl.com/CultureFest2022SponsorFor more information: 970-249-4115 / [email protected]Sponsored by the Hispanic Affairs Project, Ute Indian Museum, and Alpine Bank.****¡Acompáñanos para CULTURE FEST 2022 el 24 de Septiembre de 10:00 am a 4:00 pm en Montrose, CO!¡Celebremos las diversas culturas que son parte de la comunidad de Montrose a través del arte, la música, la danza y más! Habrá comida etnica a la venta.¡Este es un evento GRATUITO para toda la familia y todos son bienvenidos!Los miembros de la comunidad están invitados a organizar una exhibición/puesto informativo, presentar una actuación en el escenario y/o vender alimentos/bebidas. Los participantes deben completar el formulario de registro: tinyurl.com/CultureFest2022Registration¡Ayuda a garantizar un evento exitoso uniéndote a nosotros como patrocinador! Más información: tinyurl.com/CultureFest2022SponsorPara más información: 970-249-4115 / [email protected]Patrocinado por el Proyecto Asuntos Hispanos (HAP), Ute Indian Museum, y Alpine Bank.... See MoreSee Less

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We’re enthusiastic in our support of HAP as it works tirelessly with and for immigrant families. HAP’s commitment to social justice, cultural diversity and human dignity is an inspiration to us all. Their savvy combination of community organizing and strategic assistance to individuals and families is an invaluable asset to our western Colorado communities.

– Brenda & Kevin W.


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