ABOUT US

HISPA is a New Jersey-based non-profit organization also active in Florida, New York, Texas, and Pennsylvania. HISPA was formed to engage the volunteerism of Hispanic professionals and eradicate one key reason why Hispanic students do not pursue higher education: a lack of role models.
OUR MISSIONS

HISPA ROLE MODEL

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WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

HISPA has mobilized over 3,000 volunteers, reached more than 23,000 students, and worked with 100 organizations. Whether an individual, school, or company, there are many ways to join our movement!

BECOME A ROLE MODEL

HISPA Role Models step into our partner schools’ classrooms and share their successes with students.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Sponsors make HISPA programming possible while we facilitate their corporate responsibility efforts.

BECOME A PARTNER SCHOOL

Is your school in need of Hispanic role models? We may be a match!

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Have different skills or talents you’d like to share? Aside from being a role model, there are many ways for you to participate.

LATEST NEWS

Weekly updates

HISPA Announces Fundraising Gala Awardees and Leadership Transition

HISPA, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Hispanic youth, is thrilled to announce the recipients of this year’s prestigious Three Kings Banquet. This fundraising and awards event, which will take place in New Jersey and Florida on January 18 and 25, respectively, will celebrate the achievements of outstanding individuals and organizations and mark a significant […]

HISPA CEO Dr. Ivonne Diaz-Claisse Featured on ABC Tiempo!

HISPA CEO Dr. Ivonne Diaz-Claisse, had the amazing opportunity to interview with ABC Tiempo! Thank you so much for allowing us to share HISPA’s work and showcase our distinguished 3 Kings Banquet awardees with your audience. Your team was fantastic, and Dr. Diaz appreciated the warm welcome. Big thanks to Joe Torres for the thoughtful questions and […]

United Way Awards Grants to BIPOC Led Organizations

United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC) awarded grants to eight local nonprofit organizations totaling $52,000 as part of the Inaugural Power Up Fund. The fund was established to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) nonprofit leaders who share in and align with UWGMC’s commitment to reducing barriers for under-resourced, economically challenged and […]

UPCOMING EVENTS

HISPA hosts multiple events throughout the year, from volunteer recruitment events to our annual benefit gala.

Many Hispanics have high aspirations but doubt their abilities: nearly 90% say college is important to success yet only half—48%—plan to enroll. Unless our students believe they can succeed, they are at an increased risk of dropping out.

Indeed, the Pew Research Center reported in 2015 that 12% of the 18- to 24-year-old Hispanic population has dropped out of high school, compared with 7% of Black, 5% of White, and 1% of their Asian peers.

Help make educational equality a reality.

OUR PROGRAMS

HISPA programs provide students with a variety of informative and inspirational events throughout the school year.

Our Role Models share their success stories in predominantly low-income, public middle schools in which Hispanics are the majority.
Hundreds of students and role models unite on a university campus to explore futures in STEM.
Guided by HISPA Role Models, students explore career options at our sponsors’ headquarters.

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