Resources for Hispanic Students

Check out this guide compiled by Griselda Rodriguez as project for RSVP Spring 2024.

Waco Immigrants Alliance

Waco Immigrants Alliance is a "grassroots community organization that works to make Waco a safe, welcoming, and equitable place for every immigrant". 

(254) 733-0883

Hispanic Student Association at MCC

HSA is the Hispanic Student group comprised of MCC students right here on campus. Staff advisors are Ruben Salazar and Elizabeth Garcia.

English As a Second Language at MCC

MCC offers Integrated Reading and Writing courses designed to help all students whose first language is not English.

American Gateways

Mission: "To champion the dignity and human rights of immigrants, refugees and survivors of persecution, torture, conflict and human trafficking through exceptional immigration legal services at no or low cost, education and advocacy."

(254) 230-0382

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Provides laws, rules and regulations for pathways to citizenship.  (800) 375-5283 Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm Eastern.

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is centered around developing partnerships that create economic growth, equip Hispanic leaders, and support our local businesses.

(254) 754-7111

Hispanic Leaders Network

Mission: "To provide personal, cultural, and professional opportunities to inspire Hispanic leaders to serve and make a positive impact." 

(254) 715-7554

La Puerta

Mission: "To be a ministry of accompaniment, which means walking alongside with the community practice of hospitality that seeks to connect the Hispanic/Latino community with social, legal, mental health and medical services they need. La Puerta’s response to the language barriers is to provide an array of non-traditional programs that prioritizes family support and technology, together with life skills training – all within a faith-based environment."

(254) 754-3503

League of United Latin American Citizens

Mission: "Advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs"

(254) 235-8664

Inspiracion Waco

"Inspiración promotes equity through empowering at-risk Hispanic families to break the cycle of poverty by fostering parenting knowledge and skills that directly impact children’s development."

(254) 662-3050

Carolina Sivoli

Carolina Sivoli directs Outreach Operations for people of Hispanic origin through Congressman Pete Sessions office.

(254) 633-4500
(254) 340-8504

Greater Waco Legal Services - Immigration

"Our guidance includes making sure each client is on the best and quickest path to their goal of renewing their status (DACA and green card), applying for permanent residency, applying to become a U.S. citizen, or helping clients discover they’ve been a citizen all along.  Educating our community by providing resources on the benefits available for and rights belonging to immigrants, no matter their current status, and helping our community understand the complex immigration process, we want our immigrant family, friends and neighbors to know that you are not alone."

(254) 733-2828

Baylor Law Immigration Clinic

"Under the direction of Baylor Law Professor Laura Hernandez, and with the help of Waco immigration attorney and Baylor Law alum Susan Nelson, students gained valuable, real-world, hands-on experience as they interviewed and screened applicants, completed the necessary forms, and correlated the evidence to meet USCIS requirements. In the process, they helped hundreds of DACA recipients remain in the country, stay in school, and continue to work without fear of deportation for a period of two years."

(254) 710-4244

Mission Waco Legal Assistance Program

Direct Legal Advice for Immigration: family and victim-based petitions, DACA, Citizenship/Naturalization, and other areas are available as needed

(254) 296-9866

Catholic Charities of Central Texas

Immigration Legal Services program offers affordable immigration legal assistance with a focus on family reunification.  The program also offers presentations on immigration laws and issues.

(512) 651-6100


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Last updated 4/29/24