Five years ago, the National Alliance for Hispanic Families set out to pursue a three-fold mission: promote and advance policies that strengthen and support Hispanic families; develop research that drives relevant policy; and expand and enhance the services of Hispanic serving community and faith-based organizations.
Since setting our sights on this mission, much has been accomplished. For example, we conducted a 10-city listening tour that showcased the work of Hispanic-serving community and faith-based organizations. We developed and completed a national training and technical assistance initiative to build the capacity of organizations serving the most vulnerable. We developed several ground breaking reports that shed light on policies that produce funding inequities. And through tenacious efforts, we successfully advocated for the newly launched Center for Research on Hispanic Children and Families.
As the newly named President of the Alliance, I am committed to building on the successes of our past and am confident that our best is yet to come! As we stake out our future and update our strategic plan, we want to hear from you. We want to ensure that our efforts address the challenges and opportunities faced by Hispanic-serving organizations. We want to learn how we can best serve the front-line heroes and heroines who tirelessly work to help our communities realize their potential.
To this end, please take a few minutes to complete the 2014 NAHF Survey that can be found here. Your input and feedback will be critically important as we set the future direction for the Alliance.
Thank you in advance for your help and for all that you do to serve our Latino families.
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes