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Logo of the Delaware Hispanic CommissionThe Delaware Hispanic Commission was created by Executive Order 28 for the purpose of expanding and improving the representation of and advocacy for Delaware's Hispanic Community to identify and address the most important needs of Delaware's rapidly growing Hispanic families. The collaborations of community, education, non-profit organizations, health, housing, employment, legislative, media, legal, and various state agencies appointed to the Commission are improving the lives of many Hispanic Delawareans. In order to identify and address the needs associated with our state's increasing diversity, the Commission will focus on assessing the characteristics, contributions, needs and issues of Hispanic Delawareans.

Mission Statement
The Delaware Hispanic Commission is committed to enriching the lives of the Hispanic Community by enhancing and streamlining efforts to improve the delivery of services; bringing awareness of current issues to the state agencies; suggesting possible solutions for the agencies consideration; and keeping the Hispanic Community informed of available state assistance that exist for all Delaware residents.

Subcommittees
Subcommittees meet on a regular basis to discuss issues of interest to the Hispanic community:

Message from the Chair

In order to make changes it's important that everyone contribute no matter how small a contribution. Changes are made through a collective effort. We can make a difference if we all work together to bring about positive change in our communities. Our children are depending on it, our communities will be strengthened and enriched by it, Delaware as whole will greatly benefit. The Delaware Hispanic Commission is committed to enriching the lives of the Hispanic Community by enhancing and streamlining efforts to improve the delivery of services; bringing awareness of current issues to the state agencies; suggesting possible solutions for the agencies consideration; and keeping the Hispanic Community informed of available state assistance that exist for all Delaware residents. We need everyone to participate and work together to make positive change. United we can make a difference.

We recently met with the Governor and expressed some of the concerns of the Latino community. Immigration reform, driving privilege card, the need for certified bilingual ELL teachers, and the need for a Latino business resource center was discussed. We as the Delaware Hispanic Commission will continue to advocate and push for much needed resources for the Delaware Hispanics. It is the fastest growing population in Delaware and we must lay the foundation for the future.

Mensaje del Presidente

Con el fin de realizar cambios positivos para el futuro de nuestra comunidad, es importante que todos aporten. Toda contribución, por más pequeña que ésta sea, es importante. Los verdaderos cambios se realizan a través de un esfuerzo colectivo. Si todos nos aunamos juntos para un porvenir mejor para nuestras comunidades; podremos ver los frutos de esta labor en esta generación. Nuestros hijos dependen de ello; nuestras comunidades se fortalecerán y enriquecerán por este esfuerzo. Todo Delaware saldrá beneficiado. Esta será la huella de nuestra presencia.

La Comisión Hispana de Delaware está comprometida a enriquecer las vidas de la comunidad hispana, mediante las siguientes acciones:

  1. Al optimizar y distribuir mejor los servicios sociales que ya se prestan a través de las agencias del estado;
  2. Al brindar a las agencias del estado una mayor concientización informativa sobre los temas de actualidad que afectan a la comunidad hispana;
  3. Al sugerir posibles soluciones y ponerlas a disposición de las diferentes organizaciones;
  4. Al mantener a la comunidad hispana informada de la asistencia estatal que está disponible para todos los residentes de Delaware.

Recientemente tuvimos una reunión con el Gobernador Jack Markell y expresamos algunas de las inquietudes que tiene la comunidad latina. Mencionamos la reforma migratoria, la tarjeta con el privilegio de manejar vehículos, la necesidad de que se contraten en las escuelas, profesores bilingües de ELL (Programa de Aprendices del Lenguaje Inglés), y la necesidad de que exista un Centro de Recursos de Negocios Latinos.

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