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Hispanic Heritage Month Resource Guide


ACLAMO logo -- Blue text on white background with orange people under sun.ACLAMO is a nonprofit community service organization that provides social services, educational programs, and access to health and wellness programs for the Latinx and wider community. ACLAMO coordinates with multiple local partners to offer a full range of critical bilingual services. Learn about ALCAMO’s volunteer and career opportunities on their website.

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha logo (red and yellow text on white background)Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) provides multifaceted services to the greater Latinx community of North Philadelphia. APM serves 40,000 Philadelphians annually and employs 400 multilingual and skilled professionals at 13 sites throughout North Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Some services they provide include career workshops, early childhood education centers, and resource home services.

Association of Latino Professionals for America (Philadelphia Chapter)

Text "Welcome to ALPFA Philadelphia!" juxtaposed on top of the Philly skyline at dusk.The Association of Latino Professionals For America (“ALPFA”) is the premier professional association dedicated to empowering and developing Latino leaders in every sector of the global economy. ALPFA currently serves more than 92,000 professional and student members across the country. The Philadelphia Chapter of ALPFA is comprised of 1,600+ members and 7 student chapters. The Philadelphia Chapter is led by a volunteer board of directors who dedicate their time to develop and execute programs to advance the leadership skills of Latinos in the Greater Philadelphia community.

Ceiba Philadelphia

Ceiba Philadelphia logo -- a black tree with the word "Ceiba" in blueCeiba is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia that promotes the economic development and financial inclusion of the Latino community through collaborations and advocacy aimed at ensuring their access to quality housing. Founded in 1989, Ceiba is a coalition of Latino community-based organizations in Philadelphia and is named after the Ceiba trees that grow in the Caribbean. They are renowned for their longevity and as great gathering places for people to meet and talk under the shade. Ceiba's mission is to promote the economic development and financial inclusion of the Latino community through collaborations and advocacy aimed at ensuring their access to quality housing

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Parks & Rec Sites (2023)

A Hispanic man plays a small guitar in Love Park in Philadelphia.Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Parks & Rec sites with Spanish-language movie nights, salsa dancing, and the Day of the Dead Celebration. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15, 2023. Come celebrate the language, traditions, and vibrant cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and the immigrant communities of Philadelphia. 

Centro Nuevo Creación

Centro Nueva CreaciónCentro Nuevo Creación is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to promote resilience in young people through educational enrichment and engagement with the arts and Latino cultures. We achieve this mission through our after school program, summer camp, and flagship program, “The Goodlands®.”  Centro uses photography, poetry, Bomba (traditional Puerto Rican dance, percussion, and singing), and mural making to assist young people in the Fairhill community to find their voice and creatively express themselves through the arts. Centro’s goal is to offer experiences to Fairhill’s young people that contribute to their success in and out of school. 

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.

Congreso de Latinos Unidos | Philadelphia PACongreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1977 with a mission to enable individuals and families in predominantly Latino neighborhoods to achieve economic self-sufficiency and wellbeing. Guided by these core values, we are a human services organization with roots in the heart of North Philadelphia’s Latino communities and a reach that extends the welcoming and inclusive spirit of “familia” and “mi casa es su casa” to all. At Congreso, we are committed to diverse perspectives, equity, psychological safety, and an inclusive community where everyone feels they belong. These commitments drive our daily actions towards furthering our agency’s mission and values.

El Concilio

El Concilio | Philadelphia PAFounded in 1962, the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia, Inc. (Concilio) is the oldest Latino organization in Philadelphia. and has a well-established reputation as a leader for the Latino community family services. Concilio is registered as a non-profit, 501© 3 corporation organization. All of Concilio’s program services are free to the community. Concilio provides critical human service programming such as foster care, adoption services, youth development, and after-school programming, and Victim Witness Services. Concilio is also an art and cultural convener for the community’s most significant and historic events.

Hispanic Family Center of Southern NJ

Hispanic Family Center of Southern NJ, Inc logo -- maroon text on white background.The Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey, Inc. (HFC) through its comprehensive programs and services will address the immediate needs (physical, mental, social, economic and political) of the residents of Southern New Jersey, as well as establish itself as an instrument of change and a voice of power for the consumers it serves and represents.

Hispanic Heritage Month in Philadelphia (2023)

Dancers spin in brightly colored traditional dresses.Hispanic Heritage Month in Philadelphia 2023 [Visit Philadelphia]

Philadelphia goes big for Hispanic Heritage Month. Did you expect anything less? The national celebration, officially running from September 15 through October 15, 2023, kicks off a little early in Philly with outdoor celebrations like Centro de Oro’s neighborhood-centric Feria del Barrio celebration and the Mexican Independence Day Festival at Penn’s Landing.

Among the other stand-out events taking place during the month: the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Latin America Thrives festival at LOVE Park, Arte en las Calles at Esperanza Arts Center, and various concerts, performances and exhibitions. Let’s not forget about the food. Some of Philly’s most celebrated restaurants offer amazing dining deals during Dine Latino Restaurant Week.

Juntos Philadelphia

Juntos logo featuring bright colors and "JUNTOS" in orange.Juntos is a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants. We believe that every human being has the right to a quality education and the freedom to live with dignity regardless of immigration status. Juntos combines leadership development, community organizing, and focused collaborations with other community-based and advocacy organizations to build the power of our community members so they may be active agents of change and work against their own oppression. One of Juntos’ programs is the Solidarity Bank, which allows families to pick up food and diapers from Washington Avenue office every Thursday between 12 pm and 2 pm. Learn about their summer internship openings on their website.

Mexican Cultural Center: Unity Through Culture

Mexican Cultural Center logo -- a two headed snake with the words "Mexican Cultural Center" and red and green colors.The Mexican Cultural Center (MCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1994 comprised of a Board of Directors and members dedicated to promoting Mexico and its rich heritage, history, people, cuisine, and traditions. As such, the MCC serves as a networking hub for individuals, businesses, and students interested in Mexican culture and commerce. To further its mission, the MCC works closely with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and many institutions in the region to promote and educate the public on the arts and culture of Mexico.


Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce logoEstablished in 1990, the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the advancement and economic growth of Hispanic businesses and professionals in the greater Philadelphia region. We accomplish this through educational programs, and a broad range of services and special events. The GPHCC proactively serves a diverse membership—consisting of entrepreneurs, Latino businesses, Latino professionals, corporations and government—with the overriding goal of helping these critical constituencies capitalize on the many opportunities their diversity, enhanced by our Latino multicultural mix, offers. 

Puentes de Salud

Puentes de Salud logo in yellow and redPuentes de Salud (Bridges of Health) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes the health and wellness of Philadelphia’s rapidly growing Latinx immigrant population through high-quality health care, innovative educational programs, and community building. Puentes de Salud works in partnership with community members, local public schools, universities, governmental institutions, and other nonprofit organizations to address the adverse structural, economic, and social conditions that profoundly affect the prosperity of this community. At Puentes de Salud we are challenging the idea that deep and long-standing inequalities are acceptable realities within our society. We are not only re-imagining but also fostering an environment in which our vision of equitable access to health care, education, and empowerment exists.