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Hispanic Network


Get involved

Join the Hispanic Network in promoting equal services for Hispanic clients and staff and increasing cultural awareness.

Check out HispNet if you want to

  • Advocate for the interests of Hispanic clients and staff
  • Grow as a leader
  • Increase cultural awareness of Hispanic peoples and issues within and outside of state agencies
  • Be a part of a group with representatives from each state agency in order to give a voice to the issues related to Hispanics within their organizations
  • Connect and build relationships with community partners and people from different parts of the state

About Us

We’ve come a long way...

In the beginning, HispNet was created more than 20 years ago for Hispanic Self Sufficiency workers to network, focus on policies and learn how to best serve the Hispanic immigrant population.

Now, the Hispanic Network's mission and goals have evolved over time. HispNet is no longer exclusively for Hispanic and Self Sufficiency employees. We are open to all who want to expand their knowledge and resources so we can deliver more effective and culturally appropriate services.

"HispNet’s common goal is to continually improve services for clients, as well as to increase knowledge of available resources and policies for state employees that serve the population."
Oscar Herrera

Our Mission

HispNet's mission

The Hispanic Network’s mission is to equalize the quality of services for Hispanic clients and the staff serving them.

Educating ourselves

"[Through HispNet] we have more information sharing and problem solving. We are becoming more educated on a variety of topics."
Gloria Sprauer

Serving our clients

"We, the members of HispNet, gather information from each other as well as outside groups to better serve our clients. [This helps us} meet the DHS mission: 'Assisting all Oregonians to be safe, healthy and independent.'"
Dolores Subia


We need your energy!

Join us for a meeting on the second Thursday of February, May and August. The November quarterly meeting is on either the second or third Thursday to avoid the Veterans Day holiday.

Meeting time:

8a.m. - 5p.m

Meeting location:

North Salem Self Sufficiency Office
4074 Winema Place, Suite 100
Salem, OR. 97305


Ad Hoc Members:

Victor M. Salas - Chair
5300 NE Elam Young Pky
Hillsboro OR 97124

Marisol M. Escobar - HispNet Co-Chair
912 NE Kelly Avenue
Gresham, OR 97030

Oscar Herrera - International Case Consultant

500 Summer St NE
Salem OR 97301


HispNet Roster (PDF)

For more information about the Hispanic Network, go to www.hispnet.oregon.gov


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