OUR HISTORY

HISPA was established 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 organization was incorporated in 1986 and became a 501(c)3 in 1993. Organizational bylaws were modified in 2005, making both the “HISPA” name official and allowing non-AT&T members to fully 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 under which membership was once again made exclusive to AT&T employees. 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 San Antonio, Texas, in 2011; to New York City, New York in 2013; and to Miami, Florida in 2016. To date, we have grown from 100 to 2,500 HISPA Role Models and have held 600 Role Model Program sessions and 20 Youth Conferences, reaching more than 7,000 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

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
  • TOTAL
# Schools
  • 4
  • 4
  • 8
  • 17
  • 15
  • 17
  • 18
  • 15
  • 22
  • 24
  • 33
  • 177
#  HRMP Programs
  • 4
  • 6
  • 11
  • 19
  • 15
  • 18
  • 18
  • 15
  • 27
  • 29
  • 39
  • 201
#   HRMP Sessions
  • 15
  • 26
  • 37
  • 111
  • 96
  • 71
  • 83
  • 105
  • 219
  • 221
  • 275
  • 1259
#  HRMP Role Models
  • 27
  • 25
  • 53
  • 90
  • 64
  • 78
  • 96
  • 110
  • 143
  • 146
  • 185
  • 1017
#  Youth Conferences
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • 30
#  Students
  • 305
  • 299
  • 500
  • 840
  • 1,163
  • 1,211
  • 1,486
  • 1,209
  • 2040
  • 1782
  • 2275
  • 13110