Past Initiatives

Past Projects and Initiatives

Rio Grande Valley Initiative 

The National Alliance for Hispanic Families’ Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Initiative was focused on one of our country’s most economically impoverished areas. However, the spirit and can-do attitude of this region are rich. In partnership with faith-based organizations, the NAHF has supported capacity-building efforts to better serve children, youth, and families in the region.

Accomplishments with our Partners

  • Partnered to facilitate the installment of a community garden to provide 20 gardening beds in what is otherwise a food desert
  • Supported health education and awareness with health fairs, strategic planning sessions, and one-on-one organizational coaching
  • Trained 197 faith leaders at seven trainings with a reach of 4,815 individuals
  • Organized eight health and wellness events in which 707 individuals participated
  • Supported improvements to a community service facility
  • Provided technical assistance in real estate acquisition and utilization

Some of our Local Partners and Participants Include

  • Flames of Fire Ministries (Penitas)
  • Templo Bethel Asamblea de Dios (Pharr)
  • Centro Cristiano Canaan (San Juan)
  • Un Paso de Fe (Alamo)
  • A&M Agricultural Extension Center
  • Texas Gulf Hispanic District of the Assemblies of God
  • Baptist Temple
  • Palm Valley Church
  • Templo Familiar Emmanuel
  • Pueblo Las Palmas
  • Esperanza Viva


In partnership with Urban Strategies, NAHF is increasing access and education around the COVID-19 vaccine through the Vaccine Access and Training (VAT) Initiative. Funded by the US Department of Health through the Center for Global Health Innovation, this project aims to deploy community health workers in collaboration with community- and faith-based organizations in Texas to provide outreach and education on the prevention of serious illness through the COVID-19 vaccine.

Additional project goals are as follows:

  • Target vulnerable and medically underserved communities
  • Improve vaccine confidence and reduce access barriers
  • Improve informed vaccine decision-making and vaccine acceptance

Other Initiatives

  • Connecting to Hispanic youth and families through the Hispanic Family Initiative conference
  • Supporting organizations and community centers with computers and wifi connection 
  • Keeping our communities safe through COVID-19 testing and vaccination 
  •  Training and development courses to better understand mental health and trauma in youth
  • Mental Health certifications to facilitate support groups for all ages
  • Youth certification in workforce development and job readiness