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North Carolina's Latin American Heritage: North Carolina Resources

A guide celebrating contributions the Latin American community has made and continues to make in North Carolina.

NC Resources

Explore the resources below to find information about Hispanic culture, heritage, society, and social issues from organizations around North Carolina:

Cultural Resources’ Collections

Resources around NC

El Centro Hispano (ECH) is the largest Latino-led/Latino-serving organization in the State and has been working with and on behalf of the Hispanic/Latino community in Durham, Wake, Orange, and neighboring counties since 1992.

El Futuro is a community-based nonprofit organization that seeks to transform Latino-serving mental health care in North Carolina and beyond. 

  • Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County, NC
    This organization's mission is to foster cultural understanding among Latinos/as and other residents of Chatham County and to empower Hispanics to overcome the challenges they face as immigrants and find their voice in the community.
  • Hola Carolina
    • Hola Carolina is a grassroots organization that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the Hispanic community.
  • Institute for the Study of the Americas at UNC-Chapel Hill
    Focuses on Latin American Studies and Consortium in Latin American & Caribbean Studies.
  • N.C. Cooperative Extension

North Carolina Cooperative Extension endeavors to engage and provide educational programs to Latino audiences as part of its commitment to communities to respond to changes in the social, political, economic, and technological environments.

  • North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    Advocates, promotes, and facilitates the success of Hispanic businesses in collaboration with the business community at large.
  • North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals
    The mission of the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals is to promote the education of Hispanic students at all scholastic levels.
  • El Pueblo
    Non-profit statewide organization dedicated to strengthening the Latino community through advocacy, education, and promotion of cross-cultural understanding.
  • Que Pasa
    Link to and voice of the Hispanic community in North Carolina.
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School: “The Economic Impact of the Hispanic Population on the State of North Carolina.”
    The study assessed the economic impact of the state's growing Hispanic population and identified potential business opportunities provided by this fast-growing market.

Read this!

  • The Latino migration experience in North Carolina : new roots in the Old North State. by Hannah E. Gill 

Government & Heritage Library catalog

  • A Home on the Field (2007) by Paul Cuadros, soccer coach and reporter, tells the story of the championship Jordan-Matthews High School soccer team in Siler City, NC.
  • One Vision Many Voices: Latino Literature Book Discussion Series

Includes titles from Julia Alvarez, Cristina García, Piri Thomas, Harold Augenbraum and Ilan Stavans, Carlos Fuentes, and Esmeralda Santiago. For information about organizing a book discussion series in your area, contact the Center for the Book.

Social Issues