ABOUT US

Our objective is to rapidly reduce the 40% Detroit Hispanic poverty through economic leadership via a bachelor’s degree (and beyond).

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About

ABOUT US

The Michigan Hispanic Collaborative (MiHC) is a nonprofit organization that provides academic and career support programs and services in order to enable more Hispanic students to graduate from college and achieve career success. The Michigan Hispanic Collaborative (MiHC), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), was created in 2018 by a group of Hispanic leaders in Southeast Michigan. The goal of the group was to create a high-level plan to improve the economic strength of the Hispanic community. After a series of meetings, there was a group consensus that MiHC would focus on improving Hispanic high school and college graduation rates in Detroit and over time, expand efforts across the United States.

Statistics show that nationally, only 67.1% of Hispanics finish high school and only 15.7% graduate from college with 4-year degrees. In Detroit, the rates are 30.3% and 6.1% respectively. The MiHC has launched of La Próxima Generación (Próx Gen), a program focused on supporting the Hispanic youth as they navigate from high school to college, and onto careers. The MiHC works to raise awareness, build intentional capacity to weave a coordinated eco-system, formalize partnerships, collaborate and leverage existing efforts, and create culturally relevant solutions and program interventions that support Hispanic student persistence rates.

OUR HISTORY

Ford Motor Company’s purchase of the Michigan Central train station has infused new hope and opportunity for residents of Detroit’s oldest community, Corktown and its sister SW Detroit neighborhood! Original settlers were drawn to this 1.4 square mile urban footprint in pursuit of the American dream — the ethos that any person regardless of race, religion, social class, gender, or background had the opportunity to be prosperous and achieve economic and social mobility for themselves and their family with limited obstacles. The first wave of immigrants were of Irish descent and over time an influx of Mexican, Maltese, German, and African American residents flourished, making this the city’s most ethnically diverse community until the 1960’s. 

Leaders

MiHC leadership

Hispanic leaders work together to foster business, community, and education collaborations