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Hispanic/Latino Affairs Division

ABOUT THE HISPANIC/LATINO AFFAIRS DIVISION

The Hispanic/Latino Affairs Division of the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs examines and addresses the causes and challenges faced by the state’s Hispanic/Latino community. The division will address several issues including economics, education, health, criminal justice and human rights. The division is vital in helping the Commission achieve its mission of providing constructive solutions and approaches to support the policy and socio-economic development of ethnic minority communities.

MISSION

To establish the framework to ensure social equity and economic prosperity for all Hispanics/Latinos throughout the state of South Carolina through policy change, education, and increased awareness.

VISION

All Hispanics/Latinos of South Carolina will be treated equitably and see economic prosperity through policy changes, collaboration, educational initiatives, and increased public awareness of the significant contributions of Hispanics/Latinos to South Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. 

Program Services

  • Business Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Cultural Diversity Training
  • Information and Referral
  • Minority Population Specific Training
  • Organizational Development
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Technical Assistance 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Statewide Working Group

The SC Commission for Minority Affairs, SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center, PASOs and Hispanic Alliance have formed a statewide working group of individuals, organizations and businesses serving the Latinx and immigrant communities in SC. The purpose of the work group is to coordinate and share information and resources available to families responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The group created a Directory of Service Providers to facilitate the process of finding resources, sharing information and promoting networking.

If you, or your organization, are assisting the Latinx/immigrant community, or if you want to start helping, please complete the form! To ensure an accurate database, please complete all information. For more information, contact Ivan Segura at isegura@cma.sc.gov or Louise Popock at LPocock@scjustice.org.

2020 Hispanic/Latino Media Guide

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This guide provides information on Hispanic/Latino media outlets and organizations in South Carolina. Download your copy today.

Are you a media outlet and want to add your information to the directory? Please contact our office at info@cma.sc.gov to be added to the list. 

2019 STATE OF HISPANICS IN SOUTH CAROLINA SNAPSHOT

The S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs, the state’s agency designated to be the single point of contact for information on minorities in South Carolina, has released its 2019 State of Hispanics in South Carolina report.

This report provides a snapshot of Hispanics in the State of South Carolina and a general overview of each topic area. These topics include population demographics, the importance of family in the Hispanic community, education, business growth, economic contribution, military participation, health disparities, and state employee demographics. Overall, the report offers a mix of encouraging findings and items that require policy intervention and further study.

2019 Snapshot | State of Hispanics in South Carolina Document in English       2019 Panoroma General | El Estado de los Hispanos en Carolina de Sur

   Download English Version (PDF)                         Download Spanish Version (PDF)