Hispanic Federation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 that seeks to empower and advance the Hispanic community, support Hispanic families and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment and the environment.
Hispanic Federation and UNICEF USA have worked together since 2016 to support low-income, immigrant and other marginalized Latinos across the United States and Latin America, most recently in Guatemala and Puerto Rico.
Strengthening support for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers throughout Latin America
In June 2021, Hispanic Federation and UNICEF USA launched the Migrant Services Partnership to increase access to psychosocial, legal and mental health services for migrant children and families, refugees and asylum seekers in the United States and Mexico.
The partnership leverages both UNICEF's presence in Mexico and Hispanic Federation's history of supporting immigrant communities and nonprofit institutions in the U.S. Together, the partners seek to have a holistic impact on the well-being and livelihoods of migrants by:
providing comprehensive social services to migrant children and families on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border
ensuring that migrants have access to reliable and free legal services
strengthening local efforts through capacity-building, coalition-building and public education campaigns
In this video, UNICEF USA CEO and President Michael Nyenhuis and Hispanic Federation CEO and President Frankie Miranda discuss the impact of the partnership: