The Hispanic Association of Atlantic County (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 2 years, the organization has invested the importance of education by awarding scholarships to Hispanic college students and creating the annual Latino Youth Leadership Summit to help young Hispanics unleash their inner potential. Furthermore, HAAC has shown its commitment to our community by hosting the annual Three Kings' Day celebration, co-sponsoring the first ever Latino Town Hall conducted in Spanish and English, and hosting the 2019 Latino Festival which had an attendance of over 7 thousand people. Additionally, HAAC has acknowledged community leaders who demonstrate similar values by recognizing them in the Nuestro Pueblo Awards and has supported the community by being a resource of information and unity.
Our Members continue to advocate for housing, education, employment rights, civic engagement and basic needs for our community through projects such as Food Drives, Book Bag Drives, COVID-19 testing, among many more.
The Hispanic Association is determined to explore opportunities with our allies that strengthen the community and uplift the hispanic culture.