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HAO's legacy of help defines our past.

The Hispanic American Organization has expanded greatly, over the years, to include a variety of services.

HAO was established to meet an important social need, has expended its services in response to community and business growth, and has developed and maintained funding to insure continuation of its valuable services to a broad and diverse population in the future.

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Founding of the Hispanic American Organization.

HAO becomes a United Way agency.

First capital campaign for $300,00 is launched with $30,000 gift.

Purchase and renovation of 711 Chew Street firehouse.

HAO becomes an affiliate organization of SER.

Los Niños Learning center opens.

Expansion of child care services with additional space.

New Family Learning Center opens at 711 Chew Street.

HAO expands to include 19 rooms with 5,000 square feet.

Capital campaign feasibility study conducted and establishment of Employment Advisory Council.

Purchase of old Allentown Armory with 16,000 square feet, tripling HAO capacity.

A $1.4 million capital campaign is begun. 

Partnership with Muhlenberg College where college students serve as volunteer teachers in English for native Spanish-speakers classes. Educational Advisory Board established.

HAO received license approval by PA Department of Education, State Board of Private Licensed Schools for the Hispanic American Career Institute.

HAO moves to new facility at 136 S. 4th Street in Allentown.

Opened second Los Niños Learning center.

The Counseling Services program is established.

Roberto Clemente Charter School opens its doors.

A $2.5 million capital campaign is announced to finance new construction.

Partial Hospitalization program opens at 625 Chew Street.

HAO assists Roberto Clemente Charter School by adding 2,000 square feet of classrooms.

Establishment of the HAO Lehigh Valley Staffing Service.

Purchase and move to 462 Walnut Street as new HAO offices.

HAO moves in to new offices.

Renovations at 136 S. 4th Street to accommodate the charter schools expanding needs.

All HAO counseling services are consolidated at 462 Walnut Street.

Expansion of Outpatient Program Clinic to serve youth.

Roberto Clemente Charter School opens K-5 school.

Establishment of Drug and Alcohol Program.