Our Programs

Mentoring, empowering, and promoting our Hispanic community.

The Hispanic Alliance Scholarship Fund

Our flagship program created in 2000. We have awarded 300+ scholarships to promising Hispanic graduating high school students who pursue higher education at 2-year and 4-year colleges

Most of our awardees are first-generation college students and many of them have joined the labor force as economists, engineers, nurses, physicians, social workers and teachers among other professions.

Scholarships are available to eligible residents in New London (CT) county. For additional information, please contact us via email at scholarships@hispanicalliancesect.org.

La Latina Network

La Latina Network supports the empowerment of Latinas through various educational programs, mentoring and scholarships. La Latina Scholarship is given to promising Latina graduating high school students who pursue higher education at 2-year and 4-year colleges. Recipients are selected by a panel of educators and announced at the annual La Latina Celebration.

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BRILLA Program

Our BRILLA program is a summer one-week leadership course for Latina high school students who have completed 10th grade. The curriculum includes higher education road preparation and leadership skill development imparted by accomplished women in their fields of expertise.

We use individual and panel presentations, small group discussions, and self-expression through art work to accomplish curricular goals. This program is supported by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.

BRILLA Application

La Latina of the Year Award

This annual award honors a distinguished Latina whose service in our community is extraordinary. Our past awardees are:

The AYUDA Emergency Relief Program

This program was developed in 2020 at the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak to provide direct assistance, financial or otherwise, to families in need of immediate, temporary support. Existing challenges for the Latinx community were exacerbated by the pandemic. AYUDA is aimed at aiding vulnerable groups, including non-English speakers, immigrants, and undocumented members of our community. AYUDA has provided assistance to over 1,000 families in the greater New London region.

The groups that make up the AYUDA program are:

  • Emergency Relief
  • Information, Referral, and Advocacy
  • Direct Services

AYUDA has become a permanent program of the Hispanic Alliance and will continue to provide financial assistance in the coming years.

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