The Hispanic Collaborative

INSPIRE  –  UNITE  –  EMPOWER

Our organization is inspiring a better future by uniting our community through culture and by empowering the next generation through education.

Kansas City

We our proud of our home community. Each year we are amazed at the support we receive through donations of time and funds.

Thank you Kansas City!

Programs

We provide a seamless pipeline of developmental programs designed to assist students from junior high through high school. These programs connect students and young professionals with additional education opportunities, resources, and mentorship that prepares them for college and the workforce. 

Resources

Below we have assembled a list of resources in and around our community that serve to benefit students, educators, professionals, and community members.

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City is the voice for small business in the Greater Kansas City metro. They represent businesses of all sizes across 8 counties in both Kansas and Missouri.

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Mattie Rhodes Center is a community development organization dedicated to individual and family well-being through social services, behavioral health counseling and the arts.

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In an effort to create lifelong learners and leaders within the Hispanic community, LNESC-KC strives to provide the highest quality educational opportunities possible. They seek to develop America’s future leaders and workforce by effectively preparing young people for the jobs of the new economy.

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The mission of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund is to improve the quality of life of Latino families in Greater Kansas City by engaging the Latino community in philanthropy to build stronger communities through grant-making and scholarship support.

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The Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission (KHLAAC)  is a seven member body appointed by the Governor that serves as a liaison for the Kansas Hispanic & Latino Community and the Office of the Governor. The Commission also works closely with the Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Legislative Caucus as well as other state agencies in order to improve the lives of all Kansans. The Commission addresses public policy concerns primarily in the areas related to education, health, and business.

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HBAGKC’s mission is to preserve the recruitment and retention of Hispanics in law school and provide them with financial assistance. HBAGKC provides continuing legal education for attorneys and fosters the exchange of ideas and information among it’s members. The organization serves as a voice for the concerns and opinions of Hispanics in the legal community, and provides testimony before Missouri and Kansas state legislatures on issues of concern to Hispanics. HBAGKC works with other bar associations, government agencies, and community groups to achieve greater involvement in understanding of the American legal system.

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Under the direction of a neighborhood-based board of directors, Westside Housing Organization has had substantial success in reversing decades of disinvestment in residential neighborhoods. Known for its housing and community services, Westside Housing Organization creates long-term impact through:
  1. Ownership and management of safe, quality, affordable multi-family and senior rental homes on the Westside.
  2. Home repair grants and construction services that prevent financial crises and promote safe and healthy homes for seniors and families.
  3. Community building and engagement initiatives that support neighbors in advocating for investments and enhancements in their community.

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El Centro is a non-profit organization that serves the Latino community in a variety of ways. El Centro’s programs include:
  1. The Academy for Children – a dual language Pre-K program
  2. Workshops on money-management and home ownership
  3. Health education and healthy living outreach
  4. Political advocacy for the Latino community

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The mission of the Guadalupe Centers is to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Latino communities of Greater Kansas City by:
  1. Providing early childhood, secondary, adult education and workforce training programs.
  2. Facilitating access to health and social services for all ages.
  3. Promoting and providing Latino cultural enrichment events.
  4. Sponsoring social activities that engage our diverse communities.

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The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation is dedicated to improving the lives of Latinos within the greater Kansas City area. HEDC achieves this through business development and economic and community wealth creation initiatives.

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Get Involved

Looking for a great way to positively impact your community?

Volunteer

Running our programs wouldn’t be possible without amazing volunteers from our community.

If you’re interested in working with us we’d love to hear from you!

Donate

Together we have provided thousands of dollars in scholarships and new opportunities.

Thank you for contributing in such an important way.

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