About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance Hispanic contributions to the Southeastern Connecticut community.

About the Hispanic Alliance

Founded in May 2000, the Hispanic Alliance is a dynamic, innovative organization – bringing communities together through a broad range of initiatives and events;  providing higher education access and opportunity through a robust scholarship program;  empowering through leadership training and economic support;  advocating for health initiatives that promote equity; engaging our community through arts and cultural experiences.

Our Programs

Our Vision

The Hispanic Alliance envisions an active, involved, progressive and generous Hispanic community. We see our role in the advancement of our region, contributing to the gifts of our heritage and exploring new ways to enhance communication and collaboration with the community at-large.

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Our Impact

The Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut has achieved significant recognition as the region’s preeminent Hispanic organization.  Since our founding, we have been dedicated to the community-wide health concerns of Hispanic community. Our community teams include our focus area teams as well as affinity groups representing Latin American countries. Our community teams coordinate our diverse portfolio of programs and activities and provides us with an extensive network that support extensive outreach and communication.

Meet The Team

  • Claudio Melendez-Cooper
  • Maria Amparo Cruz-Saco
  • Janet Luis
  • Ninon Guinassi

Join Our Team

Interested in joining the Hispanic Alliance staff or becoming a volunteer? Check below for current job opportunities.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to info@hispanicalliancesect.org with the subject line: “[NAME]: [Job Title] Application”

General Staff

Board of Directors

  • Julia Kushigian-Secor President
  • Jairo Agudelo Vice President
  • Maria Amparo Cruz-Saco Secretary
  • Christopher Charlton Treasurer
  • Rita Provatas Board Member
  • Dianna Rodriguez Board Member
  • Frank Silva Board Member
  • Mariana Salas Board Member

Ex-Officio & Honorary Board Members

  • Nadesha Mijoba
  • Ricardo Ochoa
  • Francisco Moya
  • Maria Gallagher