OUR HISTORY

HISPA originated in 1984 as the Hispanic Association of AT&T Employees, the company’s Hispanic Employee Resource Group (ERG), which provided outreach programs for Hispanics throughout the United States. The AT&T Employee group was incorporated in 1986 and became a 501(c)3 in 1993. This organization’s bylaws were modified in 2005, making the “HISPA” name official and allowing non-AT&T members to participate in the organization’s outreach efforts. In 2006, the AT&T-Southern Bell merger united these companies’ respective Hispanic ERGs as AT&T HACEMOS, an organization that once again only allowed AT&T employee participation. HISPA leadership decided to keep the 501(c)3 organization intact to continue its community involvement and, in 2007, unanimously voted to become the independent non-profit it is today.

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EXPANSION

Based in New Jersey, HISPA expanded to Texas in 2011, New York in 2013, Florida in 2016, and Pennsylvania in 2019. To date, we have grown from 100 to over 3,000 HISPA Role Models and have made over 2,500 Role Model Program visits, reaching more than 23,000 students—and counting. Below is a more detailed account of HISPA’s growth by year.

01 New Jersey
02 Texas
03 New York
04 Florida
05 Pennsylvania

Year
  • 2006-2007
  • 2007-2008
  • 2008-2009
  • 2009-2010
  • 2010-2011
  • 2011-2012
  • 2012-2013
  • 2013-2014
  • 2014-2015
  • 2015-2016
  • 2016-2017
  • 2017-2018
  • 2018-2019
  • 2019-2020
  • 2020-2021
  • 2021-2022
  • 2022-2023
  • 5 Year Average
  • All Time
# Schools
  • 4
  • 4
  • 8
  • 17
  • 15
  • 17
  • 18
  • 15
  • 22
  • 24
  • 33
  • 34
  • 29
  • 34
  • 34
  • 33
  • 308
#  HRMP Programs
  • 4
  • 6
  • 11
  • 19
  • 15
  • 18
  • 18
  • 15
  • 27
  • 29
  • 39
  • 45
  • 41
  • 53
  • 75
  • 51
  • 415
#   HRMP Sessions
  • 15
  • 26
  • 37
  • 111
  • 96
  • 71
  • 83
  • 105
  • 219
  • 221
  • 275
  • 286
  • 341
  • 427
  • 520
  • 370
  • 2833
#  HRMP Role Models
  • 27
  • 25
  • 53
  • 90
  • 64
  • 78
  • 96
  • 110
  • 143
  • 146
  • 185
  • 211
  • 229
  • 185
  • 275
  • 217
  • 1917
#  Youth Conferences
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 32
#  Students
  • 305
  • 299
  • 500
  • 840
  • 1,163
  • 1,211
  • 1,486
  • 1,209
  • 2040
  • 1782
  • 2275
  • 2295
  • 1941
  • 2484
  • 4097
  • 2618
  • 23927