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Collection Overview
Title:La Alianza Hispana records
Date:1960-1999 (bulk 1975-1995)
Location Code:67/1-4, 68/4, FF4/D7
Reference Code:M55
Extent:86.50 cubic ft. (87 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The records of La Alianza Hispana document the founding, administration, and programs of this pioneering Latino social service agency; its personnel and financial operation; its fund-raising activities; and its role within the Latino community from 1969 and in the Boston community at large.
Historical Abstract:La Alianza Hispana was begun in 1968 by Ana Maria Rodríguez, teacher of English as a second language at the Winthrop Elementary School in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Noticing the impoverished conditions of her Latino students, Rodríguez, along with fellow teacher Betsy Tregar, started meeting at Denison House in Roxbury with Latino parents to begin addressing their needs. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Latino community of Boston became very active in the city's civic, social, and political life. Primarily residing in the South End, Roxbury, and Dorchester, Latinos began organizing to advocate for their civil rights and access to social services. La Alianza Hispana was the first Latino organization of the Roxbury/North Dorchester area of Boston.
Arrangement:Organized into 8 series: 1. Board of Directors and Executive Director; 2. Administrative Support Team; 3. Education; 4. Latino Family Counseling Center; 5. Public Health Center; 6. Elder Services; 7. Youth Development Unit; and 8. Audio/Visual Materials.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Badillo, Richard
  • Carrera, Tamara
  • Garcia, Frieda
  • Garcia, Neftali
  • Martinez, Carlos
  • Merced, Nelson
  • Perez Felix, Liana
  • Prado, Luis
  • Rios, Nestor
  • Rodriguez, Angeles
  • Rodriguez, William

  • Council of Administrators of Hispanic Agencies (Boston, Mass.)
  • Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
  • Hispanic Office for Planning and Evaluation (Boston, Mass.)
  • La Alianza Hispana (Boston, Mass.) -- Records and correspondence
  • La Alianza Hispana (Boston, Mass.)
  • Puerto Rican Entering and Settling Services (Boston, Mass.)
  • Spanish Alliance (Boston, Mass.)

  • Adult education -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Community organization -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Education, Bilingual -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Hispanic Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Social conditions
  • Hispanic Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Hispanic Americans -- Services for -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Human Services -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Puerto Ricans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Social conditions
  • Puerto Ricans -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Puerto Ricans -- Mental health services -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Vocational education -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Publishing Permissions:Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.
Related Materials:

The Archives and Special Collections Department capture the website content of the La Alianza Hispana, which is accessible at:*/

Processor:Finding aid prepared by Maria R. Estorino, Michelle Maing and Kendra Van Cleave. This collection was processed with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission., June 2000

Scope and Content Note

The records of La Alianza Hispana document the founding, administration, and programs of this pioneering Latino social service agency; its personnel and financial operation; its fund-raising activities; and its role within the Latino community from 1969 and in the Boston community at large. Some of the materials, particularly those from the 1970s, are in Spanish.

A highlight of the collection is the material on the agency's past and current programs, including adult education, housing, youth development, elder services, business development, counseling, and public health. Also of special interest is the proposal submitted to Model Cities for the establishment of a multi-service center for the Spanish-speaking. Other highlights are the materials on outside organizations, which documents La Alianza Hispana's relationship with other community and governmental agencies and La Alianza Hispana's role in furthering Latino interests and needs; and the resource files on Latino population, culture, and society. These reference materials were collected by La Alianza Hispana to provide a social and historical context in order to better meet their clients' needs.

Historical Note

La Alianza Hispana was begun in 1968 by Ana Maria Rodríguez, teacher of English as a second language at the Winthrop Elementary School in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Noticing the impoverished conditions of her Latino students, Rodríguez, along with fellow teacher Betsy Tregar, started meeting at Denison House in Roxbury with Latino parents to begin addressing their needs. The group they formed was known as the Spanish Alliance.

In 1969 Hubie Jones, then director of the Roxbury Multi-Service Center (RMSC), a social service agency primarily serving the African American community, hired Frieda Garcia as an outreach worker to the Latino community of Roxbury. Garcia learned about the Spanish Alliance and brought it to the attention of Jones. With support from Roxbury Multi-Service Center for a separate Latino-run organization, La Alianza Hispana incorporated in 1970 to begin addressing the most pressing needs of the Latino community of Roxbury and North Dorchester, which had been identified as education and employment training, and housing. With Garcia as its first director and Rodriguez as its first president, La Alianza Hispana began formal operations that same year launching a summer youth recreation program as its first service. La Alianza Hispana applied for and received funding from Boston's Model Cities Administration in 1971, which allowed the agency to expand its operations and services.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Latino community of Boston became very active in the city's civic, social, and political life. Primarily residing in the South End, Roxbury, and Dorchester, Latinos began organizing to advocate for their civil rights and access to social services. La Alianza Hispana was the first Latino organization of the Roxbury/North Dorchester area of Boston. In the South End, other advocacy and service agencies were formed, including Emergency Tenants Council, which later became Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) ; El Centro del Cardenal, a Catholic charity organization; and the Association to Promote the Civil Rights of the Spanish Speaking (APCROSS). From its inception, La Alianza Hispana has been a multi-service organization, offering a variety of programs to meet the needs of its service community. La Alianza Hispana has been a springboard for the creation of other community organizations in its neighborhood, including Casa Esperanza, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), and Nuestra Comunidad Community Development Corporation. La Alianza Hispana teamed with Nuestra and Bohio Development Corporation to form Bohio Limited Partnership, a multi-family housing development project begun in 1983 in Roxbury. Other La Alianza Hispana business ventures include the Business Development Program (1991), designed to promote entrepreneurial development in the Latino community. The agency has also been a training ground for leaders of the Boston Latino community including Nelson Merced, La Alianza Hispana's Executive Director, 1981 to 1985, who became the first Latino to serve as a Massachusetts state representative (1988-1992).


Established in 1972, the Education Department currently provides courses to adult students in English as a Second Language (ESL), Spanish Literacy, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test preparation in Spanish, and computer training. The Employment and Training Department, which became a separate department on July 1, 1997, currently provides vocational training through its ACCESO Technology Resource Center.

Education Department grew out of the Mothers Tutoring Mothers program (ca. 1971-1975), a home-based language instruction program. The Department offered courses in English as a Second Language (1972-present) and Spanish as a Second Language (1972-1975). The Spanish Literacy program (1972-present), which is comprised of the Pre-General Equivalency Diploma program and the General Equivalency Diploma program, was the first in the Boston area to offer preparatory instruction for the General Equivalency Diploma exam in Spanish.

At the same time that it was developing its educational programs, the Department began offering vocational training programs (197?- present), including the AVANCE program, designed to increase access for Latinos to jobs in hospitals and health and human services, and the Assisted Placement program (1991-present), a job placement program for welfare recipients. The IBM Job Training Center (1993-1995) provided computer training, job counseling, and job placement. The Center was later revived as the ACCESO Technology Resource Center (1997-present), which is today the Employment and Training department within the agency.

Latino Family Counseling Center

The Latino Family Counseling Center was established in 1997 as a result of La Alianza Hispana's organizational restructuring. The Latino Family Counseling Center provides counseling services for children, adolescents, and adults. These services include substance abuse, mental health, and sexual abuse counseling; mentor services; family support services such as family reunification, family counseling; and a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth and their families.

Prior to the formation of the Latino Family Counseling Center, the mental health, counseling, and advocacy components existed as separate departments. The Mental Health Department administered Alianza Familiar Mental Health Clinic, Boston's first Latino state-licensed outpatient mental health clinic (1985-?); Casa Primavera (1989-1997), the only psycho-social mental health facility of its kind at the time in the U.S. for Latinos; and a substance abuse counseling program (ca. 1982-present). The Counseling and Advocacy program went through several departmental name incarnations including Master Service Unit, Counseling and Advocacy Department, Family Services, Social Services, and Community Health. These departments also offered services that are no longer offered by La Alianza Hispana including Adoption and Foster Care (1984-1994), Home Ownership and Rehabilitation Program (1976-1987), Acceso (ca. 1986-ca. 1988), a legal referral program, and Voter Registration (1976-1977).

Public Health Unit

The Public Health Unit was formed in 1990 as a result of La Alianza Hispana's organizational restructuring. Its predecessor was the Community Health Project which was previously administered by one of the various departments offering services in counseling and advocacy. The Public Health Unit now focuses on AIDS education and health awareness issues. It also administers a peer-education program, Latino Youth 2000 (1995-present).

Elder Services.

The Elder Services department began in 1977 as a result of advocacy efforts of a group of Latino elders who met at La Alianza Hispana and eventually formed Los Aliancianos Unidos. In 1990, the two elder programs were reorganized and consolidated into a separate department within the agency. The mission of the department is to provide elders with services that will enable them to lead productive lives while overcoming language and cultural barriers. The department administers two programs: Aliancianos Social Club (Senior 'Drop In' Center) and Adult Day Health Center. The Senior Center provides companionship, networking among Latino elders, individual and group counseling, education, recreation, and referral services. The Adult Day Health Center provides services to elders in need of medical supervision and assistance (provided by a registered nurse) as well as educational and recreational programs.

Youth Development Unit

The Youth Development Unit was established in 1978 to integrate and expand La Alianza Hispana's youth programs. Prior to 1978, La Alianza Hispana employed a Youth Advocate through its education component. The youth programs focus on three areas: children's services, counseling and advocacy, and education. Current programs of the Youth Development Unit consist of an after school and tutoring program for middle school-aged children, street outreach to Roxbury and North Dorchester teens, the Mariana Bracetti Summer Camp, and Blacktop, a summer basketball program for teens.

The Youth Development Unit served children ages 6 through 12 with its Mariana Bracetti programs, named after a 19th century woman active in the fight for Puerto Rico's freedom from Spain. The Mariana Bracetti After School Program was a licensed child care program that operated from 1978 to 1992. The Mariana Bracetti Summer Camp (1977-present) began as a collaboration between La Alianza Hispana and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción in the South End (IBA). It is currently operated solely by La Alianza Hispana and runs out of Hale Reservation in Westwood, Massachusetts with the support of Newton Community Services Center. A predecessor to the summer camp was Alianza Hispana Organizacion Recreo y Actividades (AHORA), a summer teen recreation program that was the first program La Alianza Hispana offered in 1970.

The Youth Development Unit also provided counseling services for teens. Search of Self (ca. 1982-ca. 1994) was a substance abuse intervention and prevention program that used recreational activities such as karate classes and sports leagues as part of their curriculum. In the 1990s, the Search of Self program also educated Latino youth about health issues such as teen pregnancy and AIDS. These health-related topics are now dealt with by the Latino Youth 2000 component of the Public Health Unit. The Youth Development Unit also administered the I Can program (1984-ca. 1992), which provided adolescent counseling and advocacy through individual and group therapy. The primary educational component of the Youth Development Unit was Say Yes to You (1987-1992), an alternative education program for teens focusing on General Equivalency Diploma test preparation, English as a Second Language courses, and vocational and educational counseling. Say Yes to You was preceded by ASK (1977-1980), which became the Pre-Vocational Education Project in 1980. This was originally a collaboration with Casa del Sol, which operated the Spanish component of the education program. In 1992 the Say Yes to You Program was transferred to the Education Department. Other education programs run by the Youth Development Unit included Open Doors, a pre-General Equivalency Diploma remedial education program, and Nuevos Horizontes, a two-year pilot program in dropout prevention operated in conjunction with the Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC) in 1987. The Youth Development Unit also ran a tutoring program that worked closely with the Boston Public Schools. In the early 1980s it was known as Supplementary Education for Hispanic Youth (SEHY).

Throughout its existence, the Youth Development Unit has been an advocate for Latino youth in the Boston Public Schools. In the early 1970s, La Alianza Hispana ran Parent Training Workshops for Latino parents with students in the public schools. The agency's school advocate worked with the Boston Latin and Martin Luther King Schools during desegregation, organizing parents and evaluating desegregation efforts in the 1970s. La Alianza Hispana was also involved in vocational education committees of the Boston Public Schools in the 1970s through 1990s.

The Youth Development Unit also administered two annual events in the late 1970s and 1980s. The Three Kings Day event began in 1977 as a neighborhood celebration of the Epiphany, a holiday observed in Latino culture. In 1986 this event was moved to the Strand Theater in Dorchester, Massachusetts and involved musical and dramatic performances along with the traditional distribution of gifts to registered children. The final Three Kings Day celebration was held in 1989. In the summer of 1982, the Youth Development Unit sponsored its first Youth Festival, which took place annually until 1985. In 1986 the agency sponsored a Multicultural Youth Week. These events were often administered by the Youth Development Unit's cultural arts program, which operated informally until 1987 when the program received outside funding and became a component of the Youth Development Unit and the agency.

Today, La Alianza Hispana continues to offer a range of linguistically appropriate, culturally competent services in the following areas: education, public health, youth, employment and training, elders, counseling, and community empowerment. The agency is dedicated to 'combating the effects of poverty, discrimination and the stresses of migration,' advocating for 'equal access to basic resources,' and promoting 'self-reliance, competence, and participation.' While it continues to focus its services on the Latino population of Boston, La Alianza Hispana also serves individuals from diverse cultures who make Roxbury and North Dorchester areas of Boston their home.

Chronology of the Board of Directors
1971-1973Frieda Garcia
1973-1974Neftali Garcia
1974-1975Richard Badillo
1975-1978Angeles Rodriguez
1979-1980Liana Perez-Felix
1980-1981Tamara Carrera (interim director)
1981-1985Nelson Merced (consultant January 1986 - May 1986)
1986-1994Luis Prado
1994William Rodriguez (acting director)
1994-1996Nestor Rios
1996-2000Carlos Martinez
2000-2001Doris Leonardo (interim director)
2001-presentWilliam Rodriguez
Chronology of La Alianza Hispana Headquarters
1971-1972655 Dudley St., Dorchester, Massachusetts
1972-1976645 Dudley St., Dorchester, Massachusetts
1976-present409 Dudley St., Roxbury, Massachusetts
1978-present407 Dudley St., Roxbury, Massachusetts
1997-present78 Forest St. (La Casita), Roxbury, Massachusetts
Chronology of La Alianza Hispana Events
1968Ana Maria Rodríguez organizes the Spanish Alliance.
1969Betsy Tregar becomes involved with the Spanish Alliance. Frieda Garcia is hired to work on Roxbury Multi-Service Center's Hispanic program. Garcia helps La Alianza Hispana organize and seek funding.
1970La Alianza Hispana launches a summer recreation program for youth. La Alianza Hispana incorporates in September.
1971Funding from the Model Cities Administration begins.
1972La Alianza Hispana opens new headquarters at 645 Dudley St. Mothers Tutoring Mothers program publishes "210 Puerto Rican Families in Dorchester."
1973La Alianza Hispana de Dorchester y Roxbury, Inc. changes its name to La Alianza Hispana, Inc.
1974Renovations to former police station #9 at 409 Dudley St. begin.
1975La Alianza Hispana becomes a United Way affiliate.
1977La Alianza Hispana hosts its first Three Kings Day celebration, which was held annually until 1989. Elder clients of La Alianza Hispana first organize in this year, forming the Aliancianos Unidos group. La Alianza Hispana responds by establishing and Elder Services component.
1978La Alianza Hispana begins renovations to 407 Dudley St. This building will house the Youth Development Center until it is converted for use by the Elder Services and Employment and Training departments in the early 1990s.
1982First annual Youth Festival is held.
1987First Conclave Cultural Latinoamericano held in Boston, Massachusetts.
1990Community Health department is established. Name changed to Public Health Unit in 1990s.
1993IBM Job Training Center established at La Alianza Hispana, which operates until 1995. Services offered through this program are revived with the ACCESO Technology Resource Center in 1997.
1994Ventura child abuse/neglect case occurs. Massachusetts Department of Social Services contract is canceled. Executive Director Luis Prado resigns. Organizational audit occurs.
1995-1996La Alianza Hispana undergoes internal organizational evaluation and restructuring. Adopts and begins to implement Total Quality Management (TQM) and Learning Organization precepts.
1997Employment Services are separated from the Education Department to form a new department, Employment and Training. La Alianza Hispana ends Casa Primavera program. Mental health, substance abuse, and family intervention, reunification and support programs are reorganized into the Latino Family Counseling Center, located at 78 Forest St. (La Casita) behind La Alianza Hispana's two main buildings.
1999La Alianza Hispana launches its Community Investment Initiative (CII).

Administrative Support Team files, Fund Raising: Alianza 2000, Box 29.

Executive Director files, Organizational History, Box 10.

La Alianza Hispana web site.

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1. Board of Directors and Executive Director, 1960-1999 (bulk dates, 1975-1995)
Volume:22.0 cubic ft.

Organized into 3 subseries: A) Board of Directors; B) Executive Director; and C) Outside Organizations.


The Executive Director is responsible for general oversight of La Alianza Hispana including long-range planning, legal issues, program management, public relations, and community relations. The Director is also a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.

The series documents the founding of La Alianza Hispana and the activities of the Board of Directors (3 cubic ft.) and the Executive Director (7.5 cubic ft.). The series includes articles of incorporation, by-laws, organizational histories, Board of Directors minutes and correspondence, administrative reports, annual reports, departmental monthly reports, and management assessment reports. The series also documents La Alianza Hispana's public relations activities and contains newspaper clippings (boxes 9-10) on La Alianza Hispana programs and events, staff, other local agencies' social service programs, and publicity materials (flyers and brochures) relating to general information on La Alianza Hispana's programs and services. Publicity on specific programs such as Youth Development and Education are found in the respective series.

Business and housing development ventures that La Alianza Hispana organized as part of an effort to improve socio-economic conditions in its surrounding neighborhood are also documented here. Materials on Bohio Limited Partnership (1983) and La Alianza Hispana's Business Development Program (1991) include Board of Directors minutes and correspondence, strategy plans, publicity, and newsletters.

This series also documents La Alianza Hispana's relationship with other community agencies and its role in furthering Latino interests and concerns on a local, regional, and national level. Outside organizations (11.5 cubic ft.) include Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Council of Administrators of Hispanic Agencies (CAHA), Cardinal Cushing Center, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE), Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA), Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation, Puerto Rican Entering and Settling Services (PRESS), and Roxbury Multi-Service Center (RMSC). Materials include correspondence, Board of Director minutes, reports, newsletters, memoranda, annual reports, press releases, and brochures.

Of special interest is material on the first Conclave Cultural Latinoamericano in Boston, Massachusetts in 1987. This bilingual cultural event showcased the work of Latino artists and included panel discussions, workshops, concerts, and exhibits. Materials include correspondence, brochures, publicity, and evaluations. For other materials pertaining to La Alianza Hispana's cultural programs and activities, please refer to Series 7, Cultural Arts Program.

For materials documenting financial and fund-raising activities, personnel and property issues, and routine administration, see Series 2, Administrative Support Team.

A. Board of Directors
1Administration Task Force1989
1Administrative Revisions Committee1981-1982
1Advisory Committee1974-1976
1Advisory Committee and Board of Directors Listsca. 1975
1Annual Meeting (2 folders)1986, 1997
1Articles of Incorporation (2 folders)1971-1983
1Award Certificates1985
1By-laws Committee1972-1976
1By-laws (2 folders)n.d., 1970, 1989
1Committee for Hispanic Security1978
1Committee on Structure and Communication1985
1Committee Roster1988-1989
1Community Advisory Board1976
1Community Development Committee1981
1Community Task Force1989
1Correspondence (10 folders)n.d., 1970-1996
1Education Committee1981
1Evaluation Committee1975-1989
1Executive Committee1972-1991
1Finance Committeen.d., 1972-1994
1Fire Station Committee1978
1Fund Raising Committee1981-1989
1Housing Task Force1980-1983
1Investigation Committee1973
1Labor Committee1986-1990
1Lists (3 folders)n.d., 1975-1996
1Long Range Planning Committee1983
1-3Minutes (40 folders)1969-1996
3Nominations Committee (2 folders)n.d., 1972-1990
3Personnel Committee (2 folders)n.d., 1972-1986
3Scholarship Committee1991
3Search Committee1978-1986
3Service Committee1970
3Site Committee1972
3Space Committee1986
3Strategic Planning Steering Committee (4 folders) n.d., 1988-1993
3Youth Committee1981-1990s
B. Executive Director
3-4Administrative Reports (11 folders)1971-1993
4 Agencies Working with La Alianza Hispanan.d.
4 Alianza International Ventures (4 folders)1990-1992
4Annual Report Filings1971-1986
4Annual Reports (8 folders)n.d., 1971-1995
4Apple Computer Project1983
4Appointment Calendar1986-1987
4Association of American Cultures Survey1987
4 Attorney General, Department of the: Forms 1974-1982
4Awards and Citationsn.d., 1979-1993
4-5Bohio Limited Partnership (15 folders) n.d., 1981-1993
5Business Advisory Council1994
5Business Development Program (8 folders) n.d., 1983-1991
5Certificate of Registration1979-1986
5Certificate of Vote1971-1975
5Christmas Cardn.d.
5"City of Boston Demographic Trends and Population Characteristics"1988
5Collaborators List1991-1992
5-6Conclave Cultural (29 folders)1987-1988
6Control Unit Proposal1979
6-7Correspondence (22 folders)n.d., 1970-1996
7Cultural Program Proposal1984-1986
7Department Supervisor's Meetings (4 folders) n.d., 1972-1993
7Departmental Monthly Reports (18 folders)n.d., 1972-1996
7Dissemination Unit1977
7Economic Development Department1972-1973
7Energy Reduction Report1984
7Evaluation of La Alianza Hispana by Executive Directorca. 1974
7Evaluations by La Alianza Hispana Staff (2 folders)n.d., 1975-1987
7Fire Victims Donation1972
7"Guia Familiar Latina"n.d.
7Integrated Management Information System1987
8-9Interoffice Memoranda (30 folders)n.d., 1971-1996
9Jardin Nuestra Comunidadn.d., 1987-1991
9Legal (2 folders)1972-1992
9Logos (copies)n.d.
9Management and Advisory Team1994
9Management Assessment (4 folders)ca. 1978-1988
9Management Audit1973
9Management Consulting Services1995
9Management Effectiveness Staff Survey1989
9Metropolitan/Columbia Plaza Venture1991
9National, State, City and Local Demographic and Social Characteristics (compiled by La Alianza Hispana)1992
9-10Newspaper Clippings (10 folders)n.d., 1969-1996
10Organizational Chartsn.d., 1972-1999
10Organizational Development Project for Ethically Diverse Cultural Organizations1985-1989
10Organizational History (9 folders)n.d., 1970-1998
10Partnership for Workforce Cultural Awareness1991-1992
10Police Incidents1973-1978
10Prado, Luis (Professional)1986-1992
10Program Evaluations1986-1989
10Program Proposals n.d., 1991
10Program Reports1989-1991
10Program Statistics1987
10Programmatic Task Force1989
10Proposal Development System1987-1988
10Proposal for Establishing La Alianza Hispana1970
10-11Publicity (7 folders)n.d., 1970-1998
11Roman Family Trust Fund1979
11Service Evaluationsn.d.
11Speeches, Testimonies and Articles (3 folders)n.d., 1971-1995
11Strategy for Community Building: A Hispanic-Latino Perspective1992
11Time Management Study1983
11Transition Plan1995
11Urban Violence Prevention Resource Directory Questionnaire1993
11Ventura Protective Services Case1994
11Workplace Education Programca. 1988
11Zayas Family Trust Fund1981
C. Outside Organizations
Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)
11Annual Report1988
11Board of Directors Lists and Minutes1971-1974
11Correspondence (2 folders)n.d., 1970-1994
11Grant Proposals1974-1988
11New Careers Programca. 1972
11Publicityn.d., 1969-1987
11Agencias Unidas de Massachusettsn.d., 1974-1977
11Air Travel Action Committee (ATACO)1980
11Alliance for Young Familiesn.d., 1982-1994
11American Red Cross (2 folders)n.d., 1972-1993
11Amigas Latinas en Acción pro Salud (ALAS)n.d., 1985-1989
11Asociacion Educadores Hispanos (ASEDHI)1981
11Association of Latin-Americans in Communications (ALAC)1982-1990
11Association Promoting the Civil Rights of the Spanish-Speaking (APCROSS)n.d., 1972
11Beth Israel Hospital1982-1992
11Blue Hill Avenue Commission (3 folders)n.d., 1977-1980
11Blue Hill Avenue Task Force (3 folders)1973-1995
11Boricuas de Mission Hill en Acción1978
11-12Boston Arson Prevention Commission (5 folders)1977-1985
12Boston Black United Frontn.d., 1971-1972
12Boston Children's Service Association1973-1989
12Boston College1973-1989
12Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderlyn.d., 1973-1983
12Boston Community Media Committee (3 folders)1972-1974
12Boston Department of Health and Hospitals (2 folders)1981-1993
Boston Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC)
12General (3 folders)1987-1996
12Jobs and Community Services (JCS) (2 folders)1985-1990
12Boston Fuel Consortium1981-1982
12Boston Model City Administration (2 folders)1970-1975
12Boston Neighborhood Development and Employment Agency1982-1985
12Boston Panel of Agency Executives (6 folders)1975-1994
12Boston Persistent Poverty Project (Boston Foundation)1990-1994
12Boston University1972-1994
12Boston Urban Gardeners1984-1994
12Boy Scouts of America (Greater Boston Council)1983-1985
12Brandeis University: Management Study Team1978-1979
13Bunker Hill Community College1974-1994
13Casa del Sol1979-1992
13Casa Esperanza1984-1991
13Casa Myrna Vazquez1977-1990
13Caucus Puertorriqueño1974
13Central America Solidarity Association (CASA)1982-1992
13Centro Cultural del Caribe1980-1983
13Centro del Cardenal (Cardinal Cushing Center)n.d., 1968-1988
13Centro Presente1982-1986
13Child Care Careers Institute1991-1993
13Citizens for Participation in Political Action1974-1994
13Coalición Pro Liberactión de los Presos Politicos Puertorriqueños1979
13Colectivo Puertorriqueño de Boston1983-1988
13Comité de Mujeres Puertorriqueñas – Miriam López Pérez1988
13Comité Hispano de Servicios Humanos1977-1978
13Comité pro Seguridad de la Comunidad Hispana1978
13Committee for Boston (Employment and Economic Policy Administration) (3 folders)1977-1979
13Community Investment Coalitionca. 1990
13Community Investment and Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation1986-1987
13Community Jobs Collaborativen.d., 1986-1990
13Community-University Center for Inner-City Change1970
13Concilio de la Comunidad (2 folders)n.d., 1972-1973
13Concilio Hispanon.d., 1971-1983
13Concilio Human Services1977-1980
13Congressional Hispanic Caucus1981-1984
13-14Council of Administrators of Hispanic Agencies (CAHA) (16 folders)n.d., 1977-1991
14Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education, Inc. (DARE)1977
14Dimock Community Health Centern.d., 1984-1992
14Dorchester-Columbia Point Task Force1972-1973
14Dorchester Human Service Coalition1977
14Dorchester Task Force1982
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI)
Board of Directors
14Committeesn.d., 1989-1995
14Listsn.d., 1987-1989
14Minutes (6 folders)1985-1996
14Correspondence (4 folders)1981-1996
14Cultural Events Committee1990
14-15Development Committee (5 folders)1989-1991
15Development Corporation1980-1981
15Development Retreat1995
15"Dudley in 2001"1985
15Dudley Neighborhoods Coalition1981
15Dudley Neighbors, Inc.1989-1991
15Dudley Triangle Proposal1989
15Environmental Impact Report1991
15Executive Committee1991
15"Hispanic Businesses: Dudley Neighborhood"1982
15Human Development Committee1989-1991
15Human Services1987
15Orchard Park-Dudley East Report1978
15Organizational Chartn.d., 1995
15Planning Committeeca. 1985-1991
15Proposals1985-ca. 1991
15Publicityn.d., 1985-1995
15Request for Proposals1986-1990
15Revitalization Plan1987
15Search Conference1984
15Strategy Plan (2 folders)1981-1982
15Vacant Lot Committee1985
15War on Poverty Community Dialogue1994-1995
15Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC)n.d., 1972-1984
15Emergency Tenants Council (ETC)n.d., 1969-1982
15Episcopal City Missionn.d., 1975-1994
15Episcopal Center for Community Action1987-1991
15Escuelita Agüeybanan.d., 1984-1989
15Family Service Association of Greater Boston (2 folders)n.d., 1971-1987
15Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Housesn.d., 1970-1992
15Federation of Black Directors1972-1985
15Festival Puertorriqueñon.d., 1974-1992
15Fundación Puenten.d., 1970-1973
15Governor's Community Development Coordinating Council (2 folders)1983-1986
16Greater Boston Community Development (2 folders)1976-1987
16Harvard University (3 folders)1968-1995
16Hispanic Educational Network1979
Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE)
16Annual Report1974
Board of Directors
16By-lawsn.d., 1972-1979
16Correspondence and Memoranda (3 folders)1972-1988
16Listsn.d., 1972-1987
16Meeting Minutes and Agenda (2 folders)1973-1988
16Reports (2 folders)n.d., 1971-1988
16Conferences (2 folders)1984-1988
16Correspondence (3 folders)1972-1994
16Financial Statements1976-1984
16Grant Proposals1977-1987
Hispanic Leadership Development Program
16General (2 folders)1984-1988
16Long Range Plan1987
17Organizational Chartn.d.
17Proyecto Unidad1977
17Publicityn.d., 1981-1994
17Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center Collaboration1976
17Hogar Hispanon.d., 1982-1985
17Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) (3 folders)n.d., 1975-1996
17Instituto Biblico Arca de Noén.d., 1991
17Latino Community Volunteer Corp.1991-1992
17Latino Coordinating Committee1989
17Latino Democratic Committee1978, 1988-1990
17Latino Health Institute (2 folders)1987-1993
17Latino Parents Association1989
17Latino Political Task Force1993
17Latino Professional Network1992
17League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)1975-1994
17Massachusetts Advocacy Center (3 folders)1973-1996
17Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys1993-1994
17Massachusetts Commission on Hispanic Affairs (7 folders)1984-1986
17Massachusetts Committee on Children and Youth (5 folders)1972-1976
17-18Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice (2 folders)1974-1983
18Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers (3 folders)1979-1994
18Massachusetts Department of Education1973-1989
18Massachusetts Department of Public Health (2 folders)n.d., 1982-1996
18Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare (2 folders)1971-1994
18Massachusetts Department of Social Services (9 folders)1973-1994
18Massachusetts Human Services Coalition (2 folders)1973-1994
18Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)1988-1992
18Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (2 folders)1972-1994
18Massachusetts Latino Media Group1974-1975
18Mayor's Commission on Spanish Affairs1972-1973
18Mayor's Employment and Training Advisory Council (METAC) (Boston Manpower Administration) (2 folders)1975-1977
18Mayor's Office of Human Rights: Uphams Corner Report1970
19Metro Boston Community Service Network1992-1995
19Metropolitan Planning Project1974-1975
19Movimiento Hispano en Acciónn.d., 1970-1974
19Mujeres Unidas en Acción1984-1989
19Multi-Cultural AIDS Coalition1988-1993
19National Coalition of Hispanic Mental Health Service Organizations (COSSMHO)1984-1990
19National Congress for Puerto Rican Rightsn.d., 1987-1994
19National Council of La Raza (2 folders)1978-1992
19National Puerto Rican Coalition (5 folders)1980-1996
19Neighborhood Centers for Youth (NCY) (4 folders)1982-1987
19Neighborhood Service Center1960
19Network for Youth Services1983-1984
19New England Spanish American Regional Institute1970-1973
19New Professionals of Massachusetts1971-1973
19Northeastern University1980-1994
Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation
19Board of Development Project Report1988
Board of Directors
19Executive Committee1982
19Dudley Triangle Development Programca. 1989
19Economic Opportunity Study1980-1982
19Grants and Contractsn.d., 1981
19Memorandum of Agreement1982
19Planning Documentsn.d.
19Program Review Report1995
19Publicityn.d., 1984-1989
19-20Oficina Hispana (2 folders)n.d., 1984-1989
20Proyecto Vida1991
20Puerto Rican and Hispanic Coalition of Massachusetts1977-1979
20Puerto Rican Entering and Settling Service (PRESS) (12 folders)1970-1977
20Puerto Rican Interagency Council1991
20Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF)1974-1994
20Puerto Rican Organizing Resource Center1990
20Roxbury Alliance of Mothers Associated1979
Roxbury Community College
20Board of Directorsn.d., 1988
20Board of Trustees1987-1991
20Committee Listsn.d., 1988
20Correspondence (4 folders)1972-1995
20Meeting Minutes and Agendas1977-1993
20Mission Statement1991
20Organizational Chartn.d.
20Publicityn.d., 1985-1989
20Reportsn.d., 1976-1981
20Roxbury Community College/Roxbury Multi-Service Center: Just Housing Resource Center1981-1982
20Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center1972-1995
20Roxbury Heritage State Park Advisory Committee (2 folders)1984-1986
Roxbury Multi-Service Center
20Annual Report1974-1975
20Board of Directors1970-1972
20Contract with Boston Model City Administration1971
20Correspondence (2 folders)1969-1994
20Funding Proposals1969-1974
20Meeting Minutes and Agendas1970-1971
20Personneln.d., 1971-1980
20Publicityn.d., 1993
20Rockville Park1969-1970
20Sav-More Planning Association1968-1970
21Roxbury-North Dorchester Area Planning Action Council1972-1992
21Roxbury Youthworks1982-1990
21SER – Jobs for Progress (2 folders)1978-1995
21Sociedad Latinan.d., 1978-1995
21Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center (2 folders)n.d., 1970-1994
21Southwest Corridor Land Development Coalition1974-1979
21Spanish Center of Columbia Point1971
21Spanish Inmates Project1973-1977
21Third World Jobs Clearinghouse1976-1980
21United Community Planning Corp. (13 folders)1970-1986
21United South End Settlementsn.d., 1970-1992
21-22United Way (16 folders)1973-1996
University of Massachusetts Boston
22Generaln.d., 1974-1996
22College of Public and Community Service1982-1994
22Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policyn.d., 1989-1996
22Upham's Corner Health Center1971-1995
22WAITT House1982-1989
22Welfare Coalition1970-1972
22WGBH Educational Foundation Community Advisory Board (2 folders)1979-1983
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2. Administrative Support Team, 1967-1997 (bulk dates, 1976-1994)
Volume:45.0 cubic ft.



The Administrative Support Team provides support to the Executive Director and the agency in general in areas of routine administration, finance, fund raising, and personnel. Documented in this series are the properties owned and operated by La Alianza Hispana either as the headquarters or as real estate investments, and resource files on Latino population, culture, and society. Files also include general correspondence and memoranda to and from other social service agencies regarding collaborations and resource sharing.

The Financial files (2 cubic ft.) document the financial activities of La Alianza Hispana and contains audit material, budget summaries, correspondence, memoranda, and financial statements. The Personnel files (2 cubic ft.) contain interoffice memoranda, correspondence, administrative forms, staff lists, personnel policy and practices manuals, and job descriptions.

Files documenting La Alianza Hispana's fund-raising activities (1.75 cubic ft.) include materials on benefit events such as Alianza 2000, the annual cocktail party, and the sale of a poster calendar. Most of La Alianza Hispana's outside funding, however, came from grants of federal and state agencies, foundations, and corporations. Descriptive narratives of and historical background information on La Alianza Hispana's programs are also documented in the grant proposals (31 cu. ft). Programs described in these narratives include the Senior Center (Aliancianos Social Club), Say Yes to You, Mariana Bracetti summer camp and after school program, adult literacy program, Casa Primavera social club, and Alianza Familiar Mental Health Clinic. La Alianza Hispana also had contract agreements with other social service organizations such as F.I.R.S.T, Inc. and Concilio Hispano de Cambridge. Each organization provided social services and referred clients to the other organizations. Services included substance abuse treatment, English as a second language, and vocational education. Grants and contracts (both approved and denied) are arranged alphabetically by departments and alphabetically by programs within each department.

The materials on La Alianza Hispana properties (.5 cubic ft.) are mostly related to the transfer of ownership of La Alianza Hispana's present headquarters, 407 and 409 Dudley Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts to La Alianza Hispana and the subsequent renovations that were done to the fire station and police station. Included are correspondence, memoranda, and floor plans.

The Resource Files (2 cubic ft.) offer a wealth of information on the Latino and Hispanic communities. The resource materials are largely comprised of studies, reports, directories, census figures, and profiles on Latino and Hispanic population, culture, social needs and concerns, employment, businesses, education, neighborhood development, and health issues on a local, regional, and national level. One local study conducted in 1969, "An Overview of the Spanish- Speaking Population in Boston," provides an in-depth analysis of issues important to the Spanish-speaking community in Boston. Issues covered include education, health, housing, and employment. A similar analysis was done in 1982, "The State of Hispanic America," covering some of the same issues. Also documented are profiles of Boston's neighborhoods, Roxbury, Dorchester, Dudley-Norfolk, and Upham's Corner. Of special interest are two studies that Northeastern University cosponsored on Boston neighborhood employment (1987) and on family poverty in Boston (ca. 1986). Also of note is a case study (1990) that was conducted on La Alianza Hispana's role in community development, "Community Participation and Community Development."

For related materials on program management and community relations, see Series 1, Executive Director.

22Better Business Bureau Inquiry on La Alianza Hispana1993
22Client Formsn.d.
22Client Questionnairen.d., 1975, 1994
22Client Statistics (2 folders)n.d., 1971-1989
22Client Suggestions1988
22-27Correspondence (97 folders)n.d., 1969-1995
27Accounting Procedures1990
27Audits (5 folders)1972-1995
27Budget Summaries (5 folders)n.d., 1973-1995
27Corporate Resolutions for Bank1971-1979
27Correspondence (3 folders)n.d., 1972-1996
27Cost-Benefit Analysis1978-1988
27Educationn.d., 1971-1994
27Elder Services1983-1995
27-28Financial Statements (16 folders)n.d., 1971-1994
28Latino Family Counseling Centern.d., 1976-1993
28Memoranda (5 folders)n.d., 1972-1994
28Productivity and Efficiency Analysis1992
28State Ethics Commission Statement1992
28-29Taxes (5 folders)n.d., 1971-1994
29Youth Development (2 folders)n.d., 1976-1991
Fund Raising
29Alianza 2000 (18 folders)1989-1991
29Annual Cocktail (5 folders)1977-1983
29Audit Report1988
29Calendar Project (2 folders)1982-1984
29Capital Development1988-1990
29Contribution Forms1991
29Contributions (2 folders)1972-1996
29Correspondence (3 folders)1973-1994
29Elder Services1985-1990
29-30Funders Lists (5 folders)n.d., 1978-1994
30Interoffice Memoranda (4 folders)1973-1996
30Latino Family Counseling Center: Alianza Familiar1986
30Monthly Reports1993-1995
30Program Operations (3 folders)1984-1988
30Reference Filesn.d.
30Sponsors Listn.d.
30Tenth Anniversaryca. 1980
30Youth Development (7 folders)1976-1994
Grants and Contracts
30-34Administration (144 folders)n.d., 1971-1996
34-41Education (195 folders)n.d., 1971-1997
41-44Elder Services (86 folders)1976-1996
44-50Latino Family Counseling Center (209 folders)1972-1996
50-51Public Health Unit (32 folders)ca. 1987-1996
51-61Youth Development (335 folders)n.d., 1972-1996
61-62Mailing Lists (5 folders)n.d., 1979-1991
62Memoranda (28 folders)n.d., 1970-1996
62-63Newsletters (6 folders)n.d., 1972-1993
63Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)1972-1993
63Activity Calendar1976
63Activity Reports (4 folders)n.d., 1977-1979
63Administrative Formsn.d., 1989
63Affirmative Action Plann.d., 1990-1994
63Boston Private Industry Council1981-1989
63Boston University1976-1981
63Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA)1980-1981
63Employee Questionnaire1972
63Employee Survey1986
63Equal Employment Opportunity Plan1977-1978
63Interview Questionsn.d., 1981-1986
63-64Job Descriptions (24 folders)n.d., 1972-1996
64Listn.d., 1972-1994
64Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)ca. 1980
64Meetings (2 folders)1975-1996
64Memoranda (5 folders)1973-1996
64New Personnel Orientation Package1989
64Newbury Junior College1977-1978
64Policy and Practices Manual (4 folders)n.d., 1972-1982
64Procedures (2 folders)n.d., 1976-1989
64-65Staff Weekly Schedules (6 folders)1994-1995
65Team Work Exercise1973
65Tufts University1984
65Union (3 folders)n.d., 1986-1994
65University of Massachusetts Boston (2 folders)1978-1992
65VISTA Volunteers1987-1993
65Work Plann.d., 1980
65Workshopn.d., 1979
65Dudley and Hampden Buildings: Roxbury, MA1981
65Floor Plansn.d., 1978-1991
65409 Dudley Street Roxbury, MA (2 folders)n.d., 1976-1994
65407 Dudley Street Roxbury, MA (5 folders)n.d., 1976-1988
65112-114 Stoughton Street Dorchester, MA1989
65Renovations Fund Raising (4 folders)n.d., 1973-1988
65Renovations Plann.d.
65Rental Costs1976
6578 Forest Street Roxbury, MAn.d.
6574 Forest Street Roxbury, MA1989
6576 Forest Street Roxbury, MA1992-1993
65655 Dudley Street Dorchester, MA1971-1976
65645 Dudley Street Dorchester, MA1972-1976
65Space Rental1983-1984
Resource Files
65America's Underclass1988
65"The Beacon Hill Update"n.d., 1977-1981
65Bilingual Education for Massachusettsn.d.
65"Bilingual Needs and Resources Assessment and Bilingual Staffing Goals for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare"1982
65Blue Hill Corridor, Massachusetts Neighborhood Profile1979
65Boston Community Census1993
65Boston Conference: Washington Street1984
65Boston Demographic Trends and Population Characteristics1988
65Boston Downtown Development and Neighborhood Housing1983
65Boston Elders Survey1978
65Boston Hispanic Population Figures and Statisticsca. 1991
65Boston Infant Mortality and Low Birth Weight1987
65Boston Mayor's Commission on Spanish Affairs1973
65Boston Mortality and Natality Statistics1982
65Boston Neighborhood Employment Survey (Northeastern University co-sponsored project)1987
65Boston Neighborhood Population1990
65Boston Resident Jobs Review1988
65Boston y Usted: Folleto de Información Recursos de Boston1979
65"Boston's Hispanics and the 1980 Census"1981
65Boston's Parent and Child Health Initiatives Report1988
65"Boston's Spanish-Speaking Cry Socorro!"1971
65"A Brief History of Puerto Rico"n.d.
65Cesar Chavez Celebration1993
65Children in Boston Streets (Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation Study)1971
65Civil Rights for Recent Immigrantsn.d.
66"Community Development Corporations in the United States: Their Role in Housing and Urban Development"1988
66Community Participation and Community Development: La Alianza Hispana as a Case Study1990
66Community Planning in Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue Area (Massachusetts): Thesis Proposaln.d.
66"Community Resource Assessment of Highland Park/Washington Park, Lower Roxbury, Mission Hill (Massachusetts)" by Mauricio Gaston, Boston University Institute of Latino Community Development and Public Policy) (3 folders)1993-1994
66Community Resource Directory (Massachusetts) (3 folders)n.d., 1979-1989
66"Condition of Hispanics in America Today"1983
66"A Decentralized Approach to Community Health Planning to Reduce Infant Mortality in Boston"1989
66Demographic Projections of Non-English Language Background Personsca. 1995
66The Detroit Latino Agenda: 1991-19921991
66Directory of Hispanic Arts Organizations in New York1987
66Directory of Hispanic Organizationsca. 1985-1991
66Directory of Puerto Rican Organizations1988
66Disability Related Services for Latinos in Boston1994
66Dorchester, Upham's Corner, Massachusetts Neighborhood Profile1979
66Dudley-Norfolk Neighborhood (Massachusetts) Profilen.d.
66Educational Profile of Hispanicsn.d.
66"Events in the History of Puerto Rico"1967
66Family Poverty in Boston and in Massachusetts (Northeastern University study)ca. 1986
66"Family Poverty in the New Boston Economy"ca. 1986
66Festival Bostonian Retrospective1977
66Government Demands for Puerto Ricans in Bostonn.d.
66Health Challenge Boston: Improving Infant Survival and Maternal and Child Health1990
66Health Statistics for Boston Area (2 folders)1988-1993
66Here You Don't Feel the Rain (play)n.d.
66Hispanic Businesses in Massachusetts Study1987
66Hispanic Businesses: The Dudley Neighborhood1982
66Hispanic Client Data from Massachusetts Aid to Families with Dependent Children Cases1987
66Hispanic Customs of Bereavement1990
66Hispanic Day Treatment Program Assessment in Bostonn.d.
66Hispanic Demographics Report1985
66Hispanic Educational Profilen.d., ca. 1987
66Hispanic Employment in the Public Sector1987
66Hispanic Issues in Social Sciences1980
66Hispanic Population Census and Housing Summary for Boston1990
66Hispanic Population Concentration and Change in New England1992
66Hispanic Population in Boston (3 folders)1980-1990
66Hispanic Population in Massachusetts1990
66Hispanic Population in the U.S. Questionnaire1986-1987
66Hispanic-Portuguese Resource Directory for Massachusetts (2 folders)1976-1979
66Hispanic Women in Psychology Directory1984
66Hispanic Youth in Boston (Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation)1984
66Hispanic Youth Surveyn.d.
66Hispanics in Boston1983
66"Hispanics in Human Development Services Programs"1980
66"Hispanics in the U.S. Labor Force"1981
66History of Puerto Rican Woman1985
66Human Services in Boston Report1992
66Immigrant Labor in Three Mill Cities of Massachusettsca. 1991
66"The Impact of the Massachusetts Fiscal Crisis on Human Services in Boston"1990
66"The Impact of New York City E&T Programs on Latinos/as"1988
66"In the Midst of Plenty: A Profile of Boston and Its Poor" (Boston Persistent Poverty Project)1990
67"Income and Employment Problems of Residents of Boston's Low Income Neighborhoods"1989
67Income and Employment Statistics for Roxbury and North Dorchester, MA1980
67Infant Deaths in Boston Minority Communitiesca. 1992
67La Mujer de Origen Hispano en los Estados Unidos1976
67"Latino Community Agencies: Observations on Their History and Present Juncture" (by Miren Uriarte)1986
67Latino Health in Massachusetts (by Miren Uriarte)1984
67Latino Migration1988
67Latinos and Caribbean-Americans in the U.S.1986
67Latinos in Boston Demographics1990
67Latinos in Boston Survey Formn.d.
67Latinos in Massachusetts (Mauricio Gaston Institute)1989-1990
67"Low Income Hispanic Housing Needs in Dorchester, MA" (Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation study)1982
67Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations Directory1994
67Massachusetts Changing Face: Refugees, Immigration and Ethnic Group Relations1986
67Massachusetts Children Report1994
67Massachusetts Community Agency Listing1982
67Massachusetts Crisis Among Caregivers Reportca. 1987
67Massachusetts Demographics and Health Characteristics1987
67Massachusetts Education Conference Report1989
67Massachusetts Natality Report1986
67Massachusetts Office of Community and Economic Development: Community Research and Planning Workshop1987
67Massachusetts Poor People's Budget (2 folders)1993-1995
67Mel King's Mandela Proposal1987
67"Migrant Farm Workers Families" (by La Alianza Hispana)n.d.
67Migration and Health1990
67Minority Male Employment Needs1990
67National, State, City and Local Demographics and Social Characteristics (complied by La Alianza Hispana)1992
67"National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study"1988
67Neighborhood of North Dorchester, MA1981
67Northeast Hispanic Needs1987
67"An Overview of the Spanish-Speaking Population in Boston"1969
67"The Participation of Puerto Ricans in the United States in the Plebiscite on Puerto Rico's Political Status"1989
67People of Spanish Origin in the U.S. (Census) (2 folders)1970-1980
67"Poor Boston Families and their Children" Statisticsca. 1990
67Poverty and Race Research Action Council1994
67"A Pregnancy Education and Community Awareness Program for Haitian Women Residing in Boston, MA"1987
67Programas de Refugio y Serviciosn.d.
67"Puerto Rican Families"n.d.
67Puerto Rican Migration to Bostonn.d.
67"Puerto Rican Studies"1990
67"The Puerto Rican Woman"1989
67Puerto Rican Women on Welfare Study Survey Form1986
67"Puerto Rican Young Men and Economic Instability" (Study)1992
67Puerto Ricans in Boston (Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation study)1978
67"Puerto Ricans in the Mid '80s: An American Challenge"1985
67"Puerto Ricans in the U.S. Mainland"1991
67"Race and Hispanic Origin"1991
67Racial Classification Among Puerto Rican Men and Women in New York1990
67"The Redevelopment of Boston's Roxbury as a Case Study"1985
67"Reducing Hispanic Teenage Pregnancy and Family Poverty"1992
67Roxbury and Dorchester, Massachusetts: Neighborhood Profileca. 1981-1988
67Roxbury, Massachusetts: Historical Timeline1995
67Roxbury, Massachusetts: Neighborhood Health Status Report1994
67Roxbury, Massachusetts: Profile1979-1987
67"Serving Asian and Hispanic Parents: California Initiatives"1984
67"Social Service Agencies in Boston's Latino Community: 1974-1980" (by Miren Uriarte)1984
67South End Urban Renewal Project Report1967
67Spanish Community Emergency Energy Plann.d.
67"The State of Hispanic America"1982
67"State Programs and Policies vs. The Puerto Rican Family" (abstract)n.d.
67"The Status of Puerto Ricans in the United States"1989
67"A Study of Lodging Houses in Boston"1986
67"Survey of Women and Minorities in the Criminal Justice Workforce"1979
67Top 100 Latino Businessesca. 1983
67Travelers Aid Survey1977
67U.S. Foundations' Responsiveness to Puerto Rican Needs and Concerns1991
67U.S. Hispanic Market Profile1988
67U.S. Poverty and Income Report1990
67Upham's Corner, Massachusetts: Population Studyca. 1985
67"Urban Decay in Boston: The Dudley Street Scenario"n.d.
67"Wage Policies Employment and Puerto Rican Migration"1988
67Winter Resource Directory1982
67Women of La Razaca. 1975
67Workforce 2000n.d.
67Working Age Population of Boston Study1989
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3. Education, 1969-1998 (bulk dates, 1975-1993)
Volume:4.25 cubic ft.



The Education series documents the programmatic activities of the Department and contains correspondence, memoranda, class evaluations, and teaching materials. In addition, the series includes material that documents the administrative functions of the department, including class schedules, correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, program descriptions, publicity, and program statistics. Materials pertaining to vocational training programs are organized under Employment and Training. Also included are resource files containing pamphlets, brochures, flyers, and studies produced by government agencies and other social service organizations on issues related to adult education. Of special interest is the 1972 survey report created by the Mothers Tutoring Mothers program, "210 Puerto Rican Families in Dorchester," which analyzed the effects of migration on 210 Puerto Rican mothers and their families in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.

For more information on programmatic activities, see Series 1, Executive Director: Departmental Monthly Reports. For more history on La Alianza Hispana's education programs, both past and current, see the historical note as well as descriptive narratives in Series 1, Executive Director: Organizational History and Series 2, Grants and Contracts. For materials on the Department's finances, see Series 2, Financial. For photos relating to the Education department, see Series 8, Audio/Visual Materials.

67Administrative Formsn.d., 1972-1992
67"Adult Education in the Boston Hispanic Community"1995
67Awards and Citations1985
67Class Schedulesn.d., 1972-1993
67-68Correspondence (9 folders)n.d., 1971-1996
68Employment and Training (11 folders)n.d., 1971-1998
68-69English as a Second Language (21 folders)n.d., 1972-1996
69Learning Community Projectn.d.
69Library Inventory (La Alianza Hispana Educational Resource Center)n.d., 1973
69Meeting Minutes, Agendas and Schedulesn.d., 1972-1996
69Memoranda (6 folders)n.d., 1972-1995
69Mothers Tutoring Mothers (2 folders)n.d., 1971-1976
69Newspaper Clippingsn.d., 1972-1995
69Program Descriptionn.d., 1973-1989
69Program Evaluationn.d., 1984-1990
69-70Program Statistics (6 folders)n.d., 1976-1992
70Publicityn.d., 1972-1993
70-71Resource Files (19 folders)n.d., 1969-1993
71Space Planning1987-1988
71Spanish as a Second Language (2 folders)1972-1976
Spanish Literacy
71General Equivalency Diploma (14 folders)n.d., 1972-1994
71-72Pre-General Equivalency Diploma (8 folders)n.d., 1982-1989
72Student Council1990-1992
72Student Regulations1981
72Student Survey1990
72Teacher Observation Reportsn.d., 1985
72Unidentified Classn.d., 1991-1994
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4. Latino Family Counseling Center, 1971-1999 (bulk dates, 1985-1995)
Volume:4.25 cubic ft.



The Latino Family Counseling Center series documents both current and past programs and their administration. The series contains correspondence (mostly from state agencies), interoffice memoranda, program descriptions and procedures, client statistics, and publicity materials. Also included are resource files containing pamphlets, brochures, flyers, and studies produced by government agencies and other social service organizations on substance abuse, health issues, housing, and legal issues. Two counseling and advocacy services eventually branched off to form their own departments. The Community Health Project became a separate department in 1990, which today is known as the Public Health Unit and focuses on AIDS education and health awareness issues. The Elder Services Department, established in 1977, administers the Aliancianos Social Club and the Adult Day Health Center. These materials are found in the Series 5, Public Health Unit and Series 6, Elder Services.

For more information on programmatic activities, see Series 1, Executive Director: Departmental Monthly Reports. For more history on La Alianza Hispana's counseling programs, both past and current, see the historical note as well as descriptive narratives in Series 1, Executive Director: Organizational History and Series 2, Grants and Contracts. For more general correspondence on counseling-related issues, see Series 1, Outside Organizations, and for materials on the Department's fund-raising activities, see Series 2, Fund Raising.

72-73Adoption and Foster Care (36 folders)n.d., 1984-1994
73Alianza Familiar Mental Health Clinic (22 folders)n.d., 1976-1996
73Casa Primavera (16 folders)n.d., 1989-1997
73Client Formsn.d.
73Client Profile1986
74Client Statistics (2 folders)n.d., 1977-1986
74Community Health Mobile1986
74Consumers Protection Clinic1971-1973
74Correspondence (4 folders)n.d., 1972-1996
74Dimock Substance Abuse Treatment Center Collaboration1989
74Family Support Conference1989
74Health Needs Assessment Studyn.d.
74Housing (Home Ownership and Rehabilitation Program) (23 folders)n.d., 1975-1995
74Interoffice Memorandan.d., 1972-1996
74Latino Community Agencies Listn.d., 1984-1987
74Legal Referral (Acceso) (8 folders)n.d., 1975-1992
75Outreach Program1976
75Parent Aiden.d., 1993
75Program Description and Proceduresn.d., 1989-1999
75Project Impact1986-1988
75Recovery, Education, Treatment, Orientation (RETO) (9 folders)n.d., 1989-1996
75Referral Forms (from other agencies)n.d.
75Resource Files (13 folders)n.d., 1972-1993
75Social Security Benefits: PASS Programn.d., 1991
75-76Substance Abuse (26 folders)n.d., 1982-1995
76Supplemental Security Income Demonstration Project1990-1991
76Supplemental Security Income Project SIGN-UP1987-1991
76Volunteer Fair1987
76Voter Registration (2 folders)n.d., 1976-1982
76Weekly Schedules1987-1988
76Workfare Committee1995-1996
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5. Public Health Unit, 1981-1997 (bulk dates, 1986-1990)
Volume:0.75 cubic ft.



This series contains documents mainly regarding AIDS education and includes materials predating 1990, when the Community Health Project branched off of the counseling and advocacy division. The series contains correspondence, procedures, and educational resources produced by government agencies and other social service organizations on AIDS education.

For more history on La Alianza Hispana's public health programs, both past and current, see the historical note as well as descriptive narratives in Series 1, Executive Director: Organizational History and Series 2, Grants and Contracts. For more general correspondence on public health-related issues, see Series 1, Outside Organizations.

76-77AIDS Education (24 folders)n.d., ca. 1981-1994
77Boston Initiative for Teen Pregnancy Prevention (6 folders)n.d., 1990-1997
77Boston Healthy Start Initiative1994
77Nuestra Salud1996
77Orchard Park and Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center and La Alianza Hispana Health Collaboration1994-1995
77Program Descriptionn.d.
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6. Elder Services, 1977-1996
Volume:0.75 cubic ft.



The Elder Services series documents the administration of the Aliancianos Social Club and the Adult Day Health Center. Materials include activity calendars, correspondence, interoffice memoranda, newsletters produced by the department and publicity materials describing the programs. Also included are attendance lists of the participants, client profiles, and client statistics. Of special interest are two reports found in the Resource Files, one conducted by the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, "Boston Elders: A Survey of Needs" (1978), and the other by the Economic and Employment Policy Administration of Boston, "Boston's Hispanic Older Workers" (1981). Both reports analyze the needs of Latino elders in various areas including transportation, health, employment, and housing.

For more information on programmatic activities, see Series 1, Executive Director: Departmental Monthly Reports. For more history on the Elder Services department, see the historical note as well as descriptive narratives in Series 1, Executive Director: Organizational History and Series 2, Grants and Contracts. For more general correspondence on elderly-related issues, see Series 1, Outside Organizations, and for materials on the Department's fund-raising activities, see Series 2, Fund Raising. For photos and video recordings relating to the Elder Services department, see Series 8, Audio/Visual Materials.

77Activity Calendarsn.d., 1984-1993
77Activity Curriculumn.d.
77Administrative Formsn.d., 1995
77Adult Day Health Centern.d., 1990-1996
77Aliancianos Social Clubn.d., 1987-1995
77Attendance List (6 folders)n.d., 1990-1994
77Client Listn.d.
77Client Profile1987
77Client Statisticsn.d., 1995
77-78Correspondence (8 folders)n.d., 1973-1996
78Eventsn.d., 1983-1990
78Food Program1987
78Interoffice Memoranda1979-1995
78Program Collaborators List1992
78Program Descriptionn.d., 1981-1990
78Publicityn.d., 1977-1993
78Resource Files (3 folders)n.d., 1976-1994
78Senior Companions Program (Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly)1988-1989
78Staff Meetingsn.d., 1982-1995
78Summer Program1986-1991
78Transportation Issues1987
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7. Youth Development Unit, 1968-1994 (bulk dates, 1978-1989)
Volume:7.75 cubic ft.



This series documents the various programs and components of the Youth Development Unit and their administration through correspondence, interoffice memoranda, program descriptions, reports, evaluations, and publicity materials. There is extensive material in this series pertaining to the different relationships the Youth Development Unit has maintained with the Boston Public Schools. The Boston Public Schools materials document both the Boston Public School's and La Alianza Hispana's activities in relation to issues such as bilingual education and desegregation.

The series also contains resources files pertaining to youth issues such as child care, alternative education, and employment and training. These files were produced by government agencies and other social service organizations. Studies of the Youth Development Unit conducted by scholars and individuals from outside La Alianza Hispana, such as "Hispanic Children in Need" by Esmeralda Santiago, are included in the resource files.

For more information on programmatic activities, see Series 1, Executive Director: Departmental Monthly Reports. Refer to the historical note as well as Series 1, Executive Director: Organizational History and Series 2, Grants and Contracts for more history on La Alianza Hispana's youth programs. For more general correspondence on youth-related issues, see Series 1, Outside Organizations, and for materials on the Department's fund-raising activities, see Series 2, Fund Raising. For photos and video recordings relating to the Youth Development department, see Series 8, Audio/Visual Materials.

78Administrative Formsn.d.
78-80Boston Public Schools (66 folders)1968-1993
80-81Correspondence (18 folders)1975-1994
81Cultural Arts Program (9 folders)n.d., 1980-1993
81Departmental Memoranda (5 folders)1975-1994
81Events (2 folders)1989
81I Can (8 folders)n.d., 1982-1993
81Long Range Objectivesn.d.
81-82Mariana Bracetti After School Program (24 folders)n.d., 1971-1993
82-83Mariana Bracetti Summer Camp (26 folders)n.d., 1970-1994
83Multicultural Youth Week (3 folders)1986
83Nuevos Horizontes Project (4 folders)1986-1987
83Operational Manual199?
83Program Descriptionn.d., 1975-1988
83Publicityn.d., 1980-1989
83Quarterly Work Plan1988
83-84Resource Files (14 folders)n.d., 1970-1992
84-85Say Yes to You (37 folders)n.d., 1977-1993
85Search of Self (SOS) (14 folders)n.d., 1982-1994
85Teen Programs Evaluation1989
85Three Kings Day (8 folders)1977-1989
85Tutoring Program (2 folders)1977-1984
85Youth Building Name Essay Contest1979
85Youth Festival (4 folders)1982-1985
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8. Audio/Visual Materials, n.d., ca. 1974-1998
Volume:1.5 cubic ft.

Organized into 3 subseries: A) Photographs/Slides; B) Posters; and C) Videotapes.


This series consists of photographs and slides, posters, and videos that document various aspects of La Alianza Hispana, including its staff and program participants, properties, events, departments and programs. A highlight of the photographs are those of youth participants which can be found in the Karate Demonstrations, Mariana Bracetti Summer Camp, Mural, Events, Three Kings Day, and Youth folders. Posters in this series are color lithographs and include two promoting La Alianza Hispana's annual Youth Festivals and a Poster Calendar that was sold to raise funds in 1983.

For descriptions of the contents of individual videotapes in this series, including the names of persons that appear in them, please see the control file.

A. Photographs/Slides
86Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)ca. 1980-1981
86Community Lifen.d.
86Education (2 folders)n.d., 1977
86Elder Servicesn.d.
86Events (2 folders)n.d., 1980-1985
86Groundbreaking for Renovations to 409 Dudley St.1974
86Karate Demonstrationsn.d., 1986
86Mariana Bracetti Summer Campn.d.
86Mural (407 Dudley St.)1988
86Political Eventsn.d.
86Program Participants (2 folders)n.d., 1977
86Properties (2 folders)n.d., ca. 1974
86Roxbury Street Scenes (2 folders)1965-1981
86Slides: Christmas Partyn.d.
86Staff Picnicn.d.
86Three Kings Day (2 folders)n.d., 1979-1982
B. Posters
FF4/D7Poster Calendar1983
FF4/D7Youth Festival (3 posters)1982-1983
C. Videotapes
87Aquí (WCVB-TV 5): "Council of Administrators of Hispanic Agencies (CAHA)" (3/4" tape)ca. 1978
87Aquí (WCVB-TV 5): "La Nueva Alianza Hispana y Su Vecindad" (3/4" tape)ca. 1977
87Aquí (WCVB-TV 5): "Los Ancianos/The Elderly" (3/4" tape)1977
87Canal 6 de Villa Victoria: "Campamento Mariana Bracetti"1985
87"Ensayos para la Presentacion Final de Mariana Bracetty [sic]" (1/2" tape)1981
87"Field Day de Mariana Bracetti [sic] de el White Stadium" (1/2" tape)1981
87La Alianza Hispana Celebration (Northeastern University Libraries Archives and Special Collections Forum) (VHS)1998
87La Alianza Hispana Footage of Activities (3/4" tape)n.d.
87Nuestra Comunidad (Artistas de las Americas) (3/4" tape)1982
87"Pilgrimage to Empowerment: Recollections and Projections of La Alianza Hispana" (VHS)1990
87Programa Mariana Bracetti (2 tapes) (1/2" tape)n.d.
87Unidentified (1/2" tape)n.d.
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