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Founded in 2002, the City of Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board’s mission is to embrace, preserve and promote the heritage and contributions of Hispanics. In addition to supporting other citywide activities, the AHHAB hosts three significant annual events: the AHHAB Community (Awards & Scholarship) Breakfast, El Día Del Niño and the Parade of Nations during Fiestas Patrias.
The Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board was created in March 2002 to provide advice and coordinate organized events. AHHAB''s creation was organized by the Mayor's Office of Special Events and was charged with organizing events that had been planned by the Youth Services Department in the schools. One of the primary intentions of the formation of the board was to encourage wider community involvement in the planning process. The Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board is responsible for planning, and participating in, activities that promote a deeper understanding of the Hispanic community. Funds shall be used primarily for AHHAB approved activities and are also used for board participation in, or sponsorship of other activities.
•Educate the public and our own community about the history of Hispanics who have helped shape the City of Aurora
•Instill pride of our heritage by honoring those who have come before us and those who continue to make a difference in our Community
•Participate, support and sponsor activities and education geared to the Hispanic Community