Hispanic Outreach Initiative
Together with the Department of Health and Human Services, ACF is well-positioned to address many of the challenges faced by the Hispanic community.
ACF has identified important strategies to support underserved and/or underrepresented populations. These strategies call for strengthening research and programs targeting these populations and conducting outreach to stakeholders and providers.
ACF has undertaken several research projects focusing on Hispanic populations, including children who are dual language learners or children of migrant and seasonal workers, economic mobility among low-income Hispanic families and identifying and minimizing the impact of restrictive immigration laws on public benefit program and social services.
Infόrmate is the Administration for Children and Families’ update for and about the Latino community. Leaders of the community receive monthly updates about the agency’s programs and initiatives designed to help people start a path to economic self-sufficiency and to help build successful communities and families. These include job training, child care and Head Start, temporary assistance for families struggling to get back on their feet and other vital human services. One of our main goals at ACF is to be more inclusive of and responsive to the needs of the Latino community.