Hispanic Partnerships

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Community Affairs & Grassroots Partnerships

The Southwest Airlines Community Affairs & Grassroots Team works tirelessly to build strong, mutually beneficial, strategic relationships. By fostering these true partnerships, the Company proves its commitment to People in diverse groups. In addition, Southwest Airlines demonstrates its dedication to maintaining the "hometown carrier" position in every one of our U.S. destinations.

Below is a sampling of some national, regional, and local community partnerships through which the Southwest Airlines Core Values strategically extend to benefit the Company and to support our Communities.

  • Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

    The AHCC is organized to promote economic development, to enhance economic development opportunities and to provide business and workforce education with an emphasis on the Hispanic and Small Business Community in Albuquerque and New Mexico. Learn more

  • Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    To promote the success of Hispanic-owned and small businesses by facilitating business relationships, economic development and sharing of knowledge for the benefit of the State of Arizona and the growth and success of the members of the Chamber. Learn more.

  • Center for US-Mexican Studies (CA)

    The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies is based at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) and is a policy research institute. Since 1979, it has been a go-to source for serious academic research on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations, informing the creation, implementation and evaluation of public policy. Learn more

  • Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CA)

    The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, Inc. (CLYLP) was organized in 1982 with the primary purpose of preparing students to participate in California’s economic, social and political development. CLYLP is guided by the overall theme "California’s Future Leaders," and the leadership training emphasizes the importance of culture, community, college and careers. To date more than 3,400 students have participated in CLYLP programs. Learn more.

  • Conexion Americas

    At Conexión Américas, our mission is to assist Latino families realize their aspirations for social and economic advancement by promoting their integration into all aspects of life in Middle Tennessee. Learn more.

  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is one of the leading Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501(c)(3) organizations in the country. CHCI was established in 1978 by Congressman Edward Roybal, Congressman E. "Kika" de la Garza and Congressman Baltasar Corrada to help increase opportunities for Hispanics to participate in and contribute to the American policy making process. Since then, CHCI's mission has been to develop the next generation of Hispanic leaders. The vision is an educated and civically active Hispanic community participating at the local, state, and federal policy decision-making levels. Southwest has been supporting CHCI for several years and is the Official Airline of the CHCI Public Policy Fellows. Our Employees also serve on the Board of Directors. Learn More

  • Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    The Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization of Hispanic businesses, professional associations, and corporations working together to provide partnership opportunities through programs and services designed to help our members meet their goals.


    Our mission: To mobilize Latino professionals to serve as active role models in educational programs within their communities. Learn more

  • Hispanic 100 (TX)

    The Hispanic 100 is an organization of trailblazing Latina leaders in the Dallas/Fort Worth area whose contributions have shaped, influenced and transformed how Latinas are viewed in business, education, arts, health, politics and community leadership.  The Hispanic 100 is a highly diverse network of Latinas with a 20-year history whose value proposition as a collective group is the strength of their experiences, their reach and their capacity to influence change.  The organization is committed to increasing business development opportunities for Hispanic women-owned businesses and promoting Hispanic women leadership in the private and public sectors. Learn more

  • The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

    HACU represents more than 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. Although, its member institutions in the U.S. represent less than 10% of all higher education institutions nationwide, together they are home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Thousands of young Hispanics benefit from HACU through internships, scholarships, college retention and advancement programs, pre-collegiate support, and career development opportunities and programs. HACU is a true champion of Hispanic success in higher education. Learn More

  • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility

    HACR's mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions. HACR focuses on four areas of corporate responsibility and market reciprocity. They are: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance. In pursuit of its mission, HACR offers Corporate America direct access to the Hispanic community - its talent, entrepreneurs, and leadership - creating a forum to ensure corporate responsibility and market reciprocity for the nation's Hispanic population. Learn more.

  • Hispanic Federation

    The Hispanic Federation was established to support, empower, and develop the Hispanic community. By utilizing existing relationships with a number of grassroots nonprofits, stakeholders, and influential individuals, their goal is to pursue impactful systemic change in education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, and the environment.

  • Hispanic Heritage Foundation

    The Hispanic Heritage Foundation identifies, inspires, promotes and prepares Latino leaders through national leadership, cultural, educational and workforce programs. Learn more.

  • Hispanic Lifestyle

    Hispanic Lifestyle is an independently produced television program and event producer that promotes positive images of the Latino community. We highlight the achievements of community leaders, organizations, business owners, with segments on health, travel, food and entertainment.  Hispanic Lifestyle is broadcasted on PBS and independent television stations in California, Arizona, Kansas City, Oklahoma and Texas. Learn more.

  • Hispanics in Philanthropy

    Founded in 1983 to promote stronger partnerships between organized philanthropy and Latino communities, Hispanics in Philanthropy has developed into a transnational network of grantmakers committed to strengthening Latino communities across the Americas.  As a membership organization, HIP seeks to share with funders the needs of the Latino community. Today HIP continues to offer an array of funder-driven, value-added programs and services, including the Funders’ Collaborative, membership activities, professional development and networking, and transnational work. We continue to evolve in response to the changing reality of our communities and the field of philanthropy, while remaining true to the vision and mission that have guided us for more than twenty years. Learn More

  • Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

    The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber works with all members of the community to increase the economic advancement of Latinos in Oregon and SW Washington. Learn more.

  • Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)

    HOPE is a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to ensuring political and economic parity for Latinas through leadership, advocacy, and education to benefit all communities and the status of women. HOPE's goals are to empower Latinas with political knowledge through town hall meetings, debates, educational seminars, and practical workshops. Southwest has been a year-round sponsor of the organization for over 5 years. Learn More.

  • Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

    Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee's mission is to create a dynamic environment for Hispanic professionals to thrive by fostering leadership, mentoring, education, networking, and new initiatives that support Hispanics and Hispanic businesses. Learn more.

  • Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    IHCC is a community of business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals committed to empowering individuals by helping them start and grow their businesses. As the largest community of Hispanic business owners across Illinois and the Midwest, we represent more than 70,000 businesses that contribute more than $15 billion to the states economy and provide more than 100,000 jobs in Illinois. Learn more

  • International Hispanic Cultural Institute, Inc. (IHCII)

    IHCII was founded as a 501(c )(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enlightening, enriching, educating, and empowering through the arts and meaningful cultural events. The organization also seeks to promote cultural awareness and provide youth avenues for self expression through the arts while motivating students toward higher educational achievement.

  • Latina Style Inc.

    To highlight, promote and bring recognition to the professional Latinas in corporate America and to provide a valuable reference tool for Latinas entering the workforce or changing careers. Learn more.

  • Latino Art Beat

    Latino Art Beat is a Chicago-based not-for-profit arts organization that awards scholarships to high school students through its art competitions. Latinos Art Beat's motto is "Celebramos la Juventud, el Arte y la Cultura Hispana" (We Celebrate Youth, Art and Hispanic Heritage and Culture). The winning artwork is displayed at various gallery shows during the winning year to profile the talents of aspiring young artists.

  • Latin American Education Foundation (LAEF)

    LAEF has established itself as a leader in meeting the higher education needs of Hispanic students in Colorado. In 60 years LAEF has awarded over 5,400 scholarships totaling over $5,000,000.

  • Latin Chamber of Commerce Nevada

    The mission of the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce is to promote the success of our members and Hispanic-owned businesses by facilitating positive business, cultural and educational relationships, as well as economic development and knowledge sharing in an efficient, effective and professional manner. Learn more.

  • Latino Community Development Agency (OKC)

    LCDA promotes leadership by empowering our youth leaders, promoting education, political participation, integrity and involvement in the community and in the formulation of community solutions. Learn more

  • Latino Community Foundation (LCF)

    LCF's vision is to create a future where all Latino families are safe, healthy, and full participants in the civic and economic life of California. Learn more.

  • LatinoJustice

    LatinoJustice PRLDEF champions an equitable society. Using the power of the law together with advocacy and education, LatinoJustice PRLDEF protects opportunities for all Latinos to succeed in school and work, fulfill their dreams, and sustain their families and communities. Learn more.

  • Latino Leaders Magazine

    Launched in 2000, Latino Leaders Magazine has established itself as the premier magazine among the most influential and important Latinos in the country. Started by brothers Raul and Jorge Ferraez, Latino Leaders Magazine has consistently proven its ability to capture the sentiment and buzz of Latino leadership, in all industries, that is helping to shape and form the future.

  • LULAC National Office

    LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 1,000 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups. Learn more

  • MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

    MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana is an inclusive contemporary arts space grounded in the Chicano/Latino experience that incubates new visual, literary and performance art in order to engage people in civic dialogue and community transformation. Learn more

  • Mana de San Diego

    MANA National was founded in 1974 as the Mexican-American Women's National Association. MANA's original intent was to provide a voice for Mexican-American women at the national, state and local levels. The San Diego Chapter was founded in 1986 and has more than 2,000 supporters. Learn more

  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

    MALDEF's mission is to foster sound public policies, laws, and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 45 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society. MALDEF achieves its mission by concentrating its efforts on the following areas: Employment, Education, Immigration, Political Access, Language, and Public Resource Equity Issues.

    MALDEF achieves its objectives through advocacy, community education, collaboration with other groups and individuals, the awarding of higher education scholarships in law and when necessary, through the legal system. Southwest has supported MALDEF for several years and serves as it Official Airline. Learn More

  • National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC)

    NALAC is an arts service organization that addresses the needs of the diverse Latino arts and cultural communities in the United States. The organization focuses on providing leadership in advocacy of national policy issues that impact the Latino arts and cultural communities across the nation.

    NALAC was founded in 1989 by a group of Latino artists, activists, and administrators in response to a need for a service organization for Latino arts and cultural organizations and artists in the United States.  NALAC serves more than 700 Latino arts organizations and hundreds of artists in diverse communities in the United States.  NALAC contributes to the vitality of cultural and artistic creation across the country by advocating for and providing services to Latino artists and arts and cultural organizations.

    NALAC's services are unique nationally and regionally, and remain critical to the Latino arts field for support, networking, leadership, and organizational development, advocacy, and cultural policy deliberations.  NALAC engages the field in national conversations on diversity within the Latino community, and on the need to represent and embrace the aesthetics of that diversity.

  • NALEO Educational Fund

    Founded in 1981, NALEO Educational Fund achieves its mission through integrated strategies that include increasing the effectiveness of Latino policymakers, mobilizing the Latino community to engage in civic life and promoting policies that advance Latino political engagement. Learn more

  • National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)

    The National Hispanic Media Coalition's goals are to improve the image of Hispanic-Americans as portrayed by the media and to increase the number of Hispanic-Americans employed in all facets of the media industry. One of the NHMC's signature programs is the Latino Television Writers Program, a program that prepares and places Latinos in writing jobs for the major television networks. The program directly responds to the lack of jobs for Latino writers in the television industry and the negative stereotypes currently seen on television. Southwest has supported NHMC since 2002 and has had representation on their Board of Directors since 2004. One of our Employees currently serves as Vice Chair of the Borad of Directors and is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board. Learn More

  • Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    The Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents the interest of and provides access to Orange County's 30,000 Hispanic-owned businesses. We support the development of these businesses by providing opportunities for networking, legislative advocacy, access to capital, education and training programs. Learn more.

  • Puerto Rican Arts Alliance

    The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance is dedicated to preserving Puerto Rican culture by maintaining our traditions, promoting our arts, providing educational opportunities in arts programming, and cultivating pride in our heritage for future generations. Learn more.

  • Puerto Rican Bar Association

    The Puerto Rican Bar Association, Inc. (PRBA) was founded in 1957. Its purpose is to offer both personal and professional support to Puerto Rican and Latino attorneys and address the concerns of a rapidly growing Latino community. The PRBA represents the interests of attorneys, judges, law professors, and students of Latino descent who share a common interest in fostering professional development in the legal community and addressing issues that are important not only to the Puerto Rican community but the Latino community as a whole. Learn more

  • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (formerly called the Mexican American Chamber of Commerce) was founded in 1972 to address California’s changing population, its economy and the impact each had on the local Hispanic community, focusing on educational and economic opportunities in California and the United States.

    In 1985, the Mexican American Chamber became the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to reflect the growing population of a diverse Mexican/Latino community. Learn More.

  • Taller Puertorriqueno

    The Taller Puertorriqueno, Inc. (Taller) is a multi-disciplinary cultural and educational organization dedicated to the preservation, development, and promotion of Puerto Rican artistic and cultural traditions and the quality of representation of other Latin American cultures and their common roots. Exhibits bring works of visual, performance, and literary art to audiences through an integrated process exploring the dynamics of arts and culture in three centers - Puerto Rico, Philadelphia and New York, and explore how art creation is influenced by the changes, exchanges, and confluences within these groups. Southwest Airlines is proud to be the Official Airline of upcoming exhibits and events. Learn more.

  • United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)

    The USHLI was developed into one of the most powerful nationally and internationally recognized Latino organization in the country by organizing and conducting nonpartisan voter registration and leadership development programs in 40 states. The organization has been able to maintain a stable presence in hundreds of communities over the years by promoting empowerment and civic responsibility. Southwest Airlines has been supporting USHLI since 1995 and is proud to be its Official Airline. Learn More

  • University of San Diego/NCCHC

    Established 25 years ago, NCCHC's mission includes preparation and support of Hispanic leaders in America’s community colleges, to the ultimate benefit of our students. One of NCCHC’s first ventures was to offer a leadership development program, with support from the Ford Foundation. We are proud that more than 20 of the 72 original fellows are now or have been community college presidents, and many others have moved to positions of increased responsibility as upper-level administrators. Learn more

  • Voto Latino

    Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership. Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, we provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change. Together, we aim to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy. Learn more

  • Wise Latina International

    Wise Latina International is a non-profit 501 C3 corporation serving the international border area of the City of El Paso, the State of Texas, New Mexico and our international neighbors of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.

    WLI uses entertainment, cultural and performing arts and related activities to enlighten and raise awareness, to develop leaders and mentors, to support and encourage women to overcome racial, cultural and economic barriers.  It does so while embracing history, cultural diversity and promoting cultural pride. Learn more.