Calendar of Events

19th Annual 3 Kings Day

Friday January 6th, 2023.

Puerto Rican Flag
Raising Ceremony

Friday July 22nd, 2022
10:00 a.m. City Hall, Waterbury, CT

2022 Coqui Scholarships & Awards Banquet

September 30th, 2022

El Centro Cultural- Roberto Clemente

El Centro Cultural- Roberto Clemente

El Centro Cultural Presented by The Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury, Inc.

El Centro Cultural- Nuestra Cocina

El Centro Cultural- Nuestra Cocina

El Centro Cultural Presented by The Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury, Inc.

El Centro Cultural- Nuestra Musica

El Centro Cultural- Nuestra Musica

El Centro Cultural Presented by The Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury, Inc.

RIBA Aspira Center


Waterbury joins Hartford, Danbury, East Harford and Middletown as winners of Boston Fed’s Working Cities Challenge competition.


Waterbury’s RIBA ASPIRA will address the economic and racial/ethnic inequities that have devalued this once vibrant South End neighborhood (River Baldwin) by creating a strong, resident-driven, civic infrastructure, realigning/relocating job training services to increase resident access, and revising child care decision making policies to be more equitable insuring adequate access for neighborhood children and families.  


Focusing on one neighborhood provides an opportunity to advance changes in systems and policies and pilot a resident engagement model that can be replicated in other city neighborhoods.  

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La Casa Bienvenida

                                     Adult Day Center

It gives us great pleasure to announce that La Casa Bienvenida Senior Center is now a member of the Connecticut Association of Adult Day Center. La Casa Bienvenida is the longest running Senior Center in Waterbury- which caters specifically to the Latino Community. 


If you want to volunteer serving meals, calling bingo, or by simply joining our dominoes league, call 203-754-6172.




Youth Prevention L.A.C.E.

This program is designed with two principals in mind:

  • Firstly, socio-economic factors do not need to determine a child’s scholastic success.

  • Secondly, healthy relationships are a meaningful way to guide adolescents towards their goals.


It is the intention of this program that Waterbury youth foster the skills necessary to promote professional, academic and personal growth through the four pillars of Leadership, Athletics, Community (outreach) and Education.

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  Corporate Purpose

The Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury, Inc. was formed to provide needed programs and services as identified by our community.


We provide these services by advocating for the betterment of others, collaborating with fellow agencies  and cultivating self-sustained individuals to enhance the well being of our Hispanic Families, the residents of the City of Waterbury, and our surrounding area. 


        serving our community since 1988

Dollar General awards 3K Youth Literacy Grant to The Hispanic Coalition.

September 1, 2016


Youth Literacy Grants

Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:

  • Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs

  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives

  • Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs

Thomaston Savings Foundation "Committed to Community"

January 30, 2015


The Hispanic Coalition is thankful of the financial support received from Thomaston Savings Bank to provide financial workshops and fraud awareness to our Hispanic Senior Citizens.


Thomaston Savings Bank has successfully served our local community since being founded July 23, 1874. Our Main Office, located in Thomaston, CT, is central to our ten full-service branch offices, including our Commercial and Consumer Lending Offices. The Bank has always been a cornerstone in fulfilling the financial needs of our community.

Hispanic Coalition receives CT Office of the Arts Grant

October 15, 2015



Regional Initiative Arts Grants

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) developed this project grant in partnership with its nine Regional Service Organizations which make up a valuable statewide service network.  


The REGI program is a good fit for applicants primarily interested in small projects that support access to the creative process and/or creative experience, especially those projects that experiment with new ways to apply the arts within community. 


Projects can take many varied forms: engage in a specific community matter, reflect on personal experience, bring neighbors together, etc. 

Hispanic Coalition receives $56,995 Grant from the State of CT Non-Profit Initiative to purchase a Service Bus for the Senior Program.

July 31, 2016

We are growing fast...


The Non-Profit Grant Program awards Grants-in-aid to selected private, nonprofit health and human service organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) and that receive funds from the State to provide direct health and human services to State agency clients.  The purpose of the NGP is to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, safety and/or accessibility of health and human services being delivered by nonprofit organizations under contracts with or funding from State agencies.


Governor Malloy announced the launch of the state’s first-ever Nonprofit Grant Program in August 2013. The Governor proposed and the Legislature approved funding in the amount of $20M in each year of the FY14/FY15 biennium.


The Governor described the program as a way of helping nonprofit health and human service agencies ensure that their funding goes towards assisting those most in need of their services. "By supporting capital purchases that enhance service delivery, efficiency and effectiveness and addressing health, safety and accessibility issues, nonprofit agencies can focus on what they do best – getting services to those who need them most."


All-Star Driver- La mejor escuela para conducir y autorizada por DMV.

April 20, 2015

El programa de Licencias Drive Only tiene como intención mejorar la seguridad pública, asegurando que todas las personas sepan manejar adecuadamente y que comprendan las reglas y leyes de conducir. Esta licencia requiere primero tomar un examen teórico y examen de la vista. Si pasas esto podrás obtener tu Permiso de Aprendiz. El examen teórico se ofrece en Inglés, Español, Portugués, Francés, Italiano y Polaco.


Si tienes más de 18 años, deberás mantener tu permiso de aprendiz duranto 90 días antes de poder tomar el examen de conducir práctico.



  • Personas no-documentas que residen en Connecticut, que no pueden establecer presencia legal en EEEUU y que tienen por lo menos 16 años de edad.

  • Personas no-documentadas que residen en Connecticut, que no tienen un número de Seguridad Social y que tienen por lo menos 16 años de edad.


Toma en cuenta que el DMV revisará tu historial criminal. Las personas que hayan sido inculpadas en un delito o crimen en el Estado de Connecticut, no podrán recibir la Licencia Drive Only. Tampoco se te reembolsará en este caso cualquier cuota pagada por la licencia.


Inscríbete Ahora para el Curso en Waterbury, CT

The Hispanic Coalition receives WCAAA grant.

October 31, 2014


The Hispanic Coalition is extremely grateful to the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging for their financial support to continue our Senior Citizens Services.


The mission of the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Inc., an Aging and Disability Resource Center, is to manage and provide comprehensive services for seniors, caregivers and individuals with disabilities through person-centered planning in order to maintain their independence and quality of life.


Ion Bank Foundation funds expansion of LACE Youth Program.

March 3, 2015


The Hispanic Coalition thanks Ion Bank Foundation for their financial support to expand our LACE Youth Leadership Program.


Established in 1998, the Ion Bank Foundation has made a difference in the communities it serves through its support of a variety of causes. The Foundation began with a $2 million contribution by the Bank and has since grown, through earnings and additional contributions, to over $6.0 million in assets.

The United Way and The Hispanic Coalition strongly United.

July 7, 2014


The United Way continues its long-standing support of the Hispanic Coalition by supporting our Senior Citizens Case Management Program.


United Way of Greater Waterbury is a leader in facilitating the identification of regional needs and supporting solutions.

We are working to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a good life - a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and ensuring our most basic needs are met.

United Way is investing human and financial resources in these areas in order to create long lasting changes that will prevent problems from happening in the first place. Creating this change takes volunteer leadership, expertise, commitment, proven strategies and ambitious fundraising efforts.

Pathway grant solidifies Connecticut Community Foundation's commitment to our Senior Services.

February 15, 2015


The Hispanic Coalition expresses words of gratitude to the Connecticut Community Foundation for its unwavering support.


Founded in 1923 as the Waterbury Foundation, Connecticut Community Foundation was the first community foundation in the state. Today, the Connecticut Community Foundation’s service area covers 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.


Connecticut Community Foundation was founded with a simple yet important objective—to receive gifts from donors and invest those resources back into our community.

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