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HISPANIC INTEREST COALITION OF ALABAMA

aka ¡HICA!   |   Birmingham, AL   |  www.hicaalabama.org

Mission

¡HICA! is a community development and advocacy organization that champions economic equality, civic engagement, and social justice for Latinos families in Alabama. ¡HICA! envisions an Alabama in which everyone has full and equal participation in our state's civic, cultural, social, and economic life. Hispanic and immigrant families are empowered to integrate, engage, and lead their communities to reach their families' aspirations.

Ruling year info

2000

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Carlos Enrique Alemán Ph.D.

Main address

P.O. Box 190299

Birmingham, AL 35219 USA

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EIN

63-1225764

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Family Services (P40)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Empowering immigrant Latinos in Alabama to reach their dreams and aspirations through community development, advocacy and leadership development.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Economic Development Program - CED

The Community Economic Development Program promotes financial stability and asset building. Many of our constituents are unbanked individuals without access to standard loans, credit scores, and credit history. CED has helped many constituents to reach out to better lives by either opening their businesses or learning how to navigate the systems and access available possibilities. In 2021, this program filed 252 Taxes, provided technical assistance and access to loans for business ownership or first-time homeownership to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs and home buyers, including 557 technical assistance sessions to 165 unique entrepreneurs; provided access to capital to 7 participants lending a total of $53,700, provided counseling for 92 first-time homebuyers, assisting 87 unique participants in housing services and providing 188 counseling sessions to unique participants. A total of 8 participants became homeowners.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Heterosexuals
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants

The Empowering Communities Program works to develop civically engaged individuals in a socially just community through organizing and leadership development. Moreover, it conducts programs designed for youth Latinx to access higher education by increasing graduation rates, college admissions, and further success in the workforce.
In 2021, this program assisted 180 individuals and their families. The college readiness program reached 62 students through 33 sessions in the Escalera project including 21 FAFSA completed and approved applications ($341,969 awarded). ¡HICA! awarded three $1,000 scholarships to Hispanic youth accepted into colleges. ECP conducted relevant work efforts on Voter registration and education about the importance to vote, reaching 951 individuals through posts, social media, and educational presentations. The program is leading the workforce development initiative geared to assist Hispanics to succeed in being prepared for and competitive to access good-paying job

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Heterosexuals
LGBTQ people
Low-income people
Immigrants

The Citizenship and Immigration Program provides legal immigration services with information, guidance, and benefits, with assistance to those on the path to citizenship and other immigration needs, including Naturalization to those who are eligible. In 2021, this program provided case screenings to 960 individuals (690 families) presenting options for immigration benefits; filed 51 naturalization applications with 35 approved, 2 denied, and 14 pending, filed 13 humanitarian visa applications (visas for victims of hardship/crimes), 13 Green card applications, and 50 new and 177 renewal DACA applications. These services reached 56 counties in AL and 20 other states.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Heterosexuals
LGBTQ people
Low-income people
Immigrants

The Strong Families Program, ¡HICA!'s gateway program, provides information, referrals, and services that support families in times of crisis.
In 2021, this program provided 2,135 direct constituent services through Family advocacy (226 families); assisted 465 individuals (victims of crimes) through Victim advocacy; filed 35 PFAs for victims of crime; sustained a weekly support group for victims of crimes; provided 394 mental health counseling sessions to 72 constituents, provided 7 presentations related to Language Access and Cultural Humility, and distributed 985 printed informational flyers. Constituents from 40 AL counties were served.
This program led HICA’s initiative on the Emergency Assistance Fund created in March of 2020 to assist client's needs as the result of the Covid-19 pandemic. By the end of 2021, ¡HICA! had deployed $259,919 to 875 families, including 1,801 individual household members, 958 children under the age of 19, and 142 single parents’ households, all residen

Population(s) Served
Families
People of Latin American descent
Heterosexuals
LGBTQ people
Immigrants

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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As of December 2018, we have approved the following:
- Opened over 160 small businesses
- Department of Justice Recognized Organization
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Financials

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HISPANIC INTEREST COALITION OF ALABAMA

Board of directors
as of 06/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Kary Wolfe

Jones Walker, LLP

Term: 2022 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mrs. Tiffany Kahlon

The Kahlon Group

Term: 2022 - 2023

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/18/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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