History

The Spanish American Committee was founded in 1966 and is the oldest social service agency serving the area's Latino population. It was founded to enhance the capacity of Latinos to achieve economic well-being, to participate fully in society and to enjoy a full and productive life.  When SAC first opened, the primary service was teaching English as a second language. By the 1990s SAC's operating objective was to help stabilize and strengthen the family unit and then help create the conditions and resources within the family leading to social and economic well-being.

Over the years, SAC has developed its organizational capacity to deliver programs to nearly 5,500 families annually.

As a respected organization in our community and a United Way partner, SAC helps people find a way to turn economic barriers, crisis and difficulties into opportunities for progress, independence and a hope for a better way of life.

Along with serving a diverse and culturally rich community from more than 20 Latin American countries, SAC serves people from all over the world including the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, as well as monolingual English speakers.

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