Mission: The Hispanic Association of Atlantic County (HAAC) advocates to empower and advance the inclusion of Hispanics in all sectors of Atlantic County and State of NJ, while preserving its cultural heritage.
HAAC was founded in 2018 by a small group of Latinos determined to advocate for the Hispanic community, foster networking opportunities, and promote the diverse Hispanic cultural heritage. For over four years, the organization has invested in the importance of education by awarding scholarships to Hispanic collegebound students through fundraising efforts made possible through the Nuestro Pueblo Awards. Through this annual event, HAAC acknowledges community leaders who demonstrate similar values and have made an impact in our Latino community. This event brings together all advocates Hispanics while creating a sense of belonging and inclusion. Additionally, through fundraising efforts, HAAC hosts the the annual Latino Youth Leadership Summit which allows young Hispanics to unleash their inner potential.
Furthermore, HAAC has shown its commitment to our community by hosting the annual Three Kings' Day toy drive celebration, co-sponsoring the first ever Latino Town Hall conducted in Spanish and English, and hosting the 2019, 2022, and 2023 Atlantic City Latino Festivals.
Our Members continue to advocate for housing, education, employment rights, civic engagement and basic needs for our community through projects and initiatives such as food drives, free back pack and school supplies distributions, COVID-19 testing, and much more.