The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation was founded in 1989 by a group of local Hispanic professionals in New Orleans. We are a non-profit community organization governed and managed by a board of dedicated local volunteers and dedicated to providing an organized and directed effort in cultivating and promoting the Hispanic heritage of New Orleans and the Southern region. We try to share and integrate this heritage into the area‘s economic, cultural and social mainstream. We also support local artistic and cultural activities, particularly those related to or associated with Hispanic themes and the Hispanic community. We have also recently begun to develop a mentoring program to help Hispanic young men and women develop their academic and professional careers. The most important tool that the Foundation uses in achieving these goals is its scholarships program. We seek, encourage and support talented Hispanic high-school students by providing them with educational scholarships at local schools participating in the NOHHF Scholarship Program. Our main mission revolves around investing in the education of talented Hispanic local students as the means for creating good and capable citizens and future successful professionals that will lead New Orleans and Louisiana to bigger and better things. We feel very strongly that this is a very good investment for the future of New Orleans and Louisiana.