We prioritize our most vulnerable families and children, living in poverty, with no other relief, with little or no support network, English language deficient, transportation barriers affected with unemployment, quarantine and illness. #Covid19
Gainesville City is comprised of 41.3% Latino population. Latinos in Hall County are largest minority living below poverty line, living in neighborhoods of 50% or more in poverty.
People living in neighborhoods with high poverty levels suffer poorer health, higher rates of crime, poor performing schools, limited access to support networks and job opportunities.
Growing up in poverty threatens child development, impairs brain development, leads to poor academic cognitive and health outcomes.
Children who grow up in households with parents with low educational attainment or have not graduated High School have socioeconomic disadvantages, lower birth rate, health issues, are not school ready, have limited opportunities of education and employment as adults.
4200 families served with 47lbs of food monthly during COVID 19 April-August with monthly drive thru food distribution as well as food box program.
5200 individuals received facemasks
5600 individual meals
150 at-risk families received assistance with rent and utility assistance
650 Families received Nutritional Education
8300 Access to job applications and opportunities
10,000. Education Outreach and Assistance
Served 600 with Literacy services and English classes and prepared and helped 10 obtain an official GED
Helped 1075 people connect with preventive Health screenings and community resources
Helped educate 2800 in immigration education, referrals and services.
Helped connect 500 families to local resources for basic needs.
Helped 2500 individuals access fruits and vegetables.
Helped 1750 access basic need supplies.
Helped educate and engage 1500 families on Census and Voter registration.
4500 individuals were involved and engaged in community and cultural activities
Our amazing Board, team and volunteers are committed to improving the lives of our Latinos in Georgia. We open doors of opportunities and access for our families and children. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
Hispanic Alliance GA was founded by Vanesa Sarazua, based on the needs she saw with Latino families and children in Hall County. Her service specifically focused on Latino families and children as an advocate in juvenile court through the CASA program and as a facilitator for the Migrant Education program in Hall County schools. Her passion for advocacy, social justice and social services specific to the Latino poor in Hall is the motivation behind programs and services to fill important gaps for the community.
Improve the quality of life and provide opportunities for our Hispanic community through services , collaborations, and initiatives in education, health, financial stability, and immigration as well as highlighting the important contributions.
Vanesa Sarazúa is Founder & Executive Director of Hispanic Alliance Georgia. Driven by the tremendous need of our Latino families in rural Northeast Georgia, in the World Poultry Capital -Gainesville, she founded the only organization that addresses those specific needs for our Latinos. As Executive Director in the hub of the Northeast, she wishes to
improve the quality of life of our Latinos in Georgia, promoting inclusion and multicultural understanding by collaborations, initiatives and services. Her extraordinary commitment to those Latinos living in poverty and suffering, is demonstrated through her facilitation and collaboration with more than 30 local partners in helping serve 4500 families through this Covid crisis, since -April through August- with produce, chicken, milk, rice, beans, eggs and tortillas. Her education and outreach in the community on topics of advancement, participation and engagement has reached over 30,000 individuals which were informed on topics like Census, COVID prevention and care, Substance abuse, Domestic Violence, legal and housing resources and prevention. She’s a strong advocate and a committed voice for our Latinos in Georgia. She holds a BS in Social Work and a heart for our Latinos in Georgia.
GED Fastrack Spanish
Women Leadership Entrepreneur group
Basic needs -bookbags, food, Christmas toys
Civic Engagement and Census
Youth Leadership Conference
February Mujeres Emprendedoras GALA
May 2 Día del Niño
May 30th Annual Health Fair
September 12 Latino Fest
October Youth Leadership Conference
December Toy Distribution
Emilió Ángel, a Native born Immigrant from El Salvador, obtained his GED in Spanish, with our Prep classes, in 5 months. He said this experience has helped him to see his future as a brighter opportunity in this Country. His dreams are to continue his Education, learn English and obtain better employment.
Juan Garcia took ESL Workplace by invitation of his employer. He improved communication skills, grammar, reading and writing as well as learn new skills that have helped him perform better at work and lead his coworkers better.
As a business owner, Nadia has found the support she needs to grow her business, increase her support and network with other entrepreneur women. The workshops help increase business and sales.
Maria’s mother was able to finally become a US Citizen through the help of a Citizenship Clinic. In less than 6 months after volunteers had helped fill out her application for free and send it in, she received her appointment for her interview. Thanks to HAGA for those clinics.
Access to food through our own Community Food Bank with weekly Despensa program and Monthly Drive thru. Support network for resources, benefits and connections to agencies for basic needs. Connection to SNAP and WIC for children.
Obtaining legal status much more complicated than just filling out a form and each individual has unique circumstances that have to be considered and supported by qualified guidance from a qualified accredited Representative or Immigration Attorney.