Letter from the Executive Director
Since 1971, La Alianza Hispana has been an icon of Latino leadership and has consistently served as a portal to hope for well over 30,000 Bostonians.As a hub of social service delivery, advocacy, and education, our organization has changed the landscape of community resources and has changed lives.Read more...
Established in 1971, La Alianza Hispana, Inc. is a 501©(3) community-based nonprofit organization serving the needs of the Hispanic Community throughout the state of Massachusetts. To achieve its goals, the organization has focusedon its core responsabilities that is, to empower individuals and families, strengthen communities, and develop leaders through high quality educational and employment programs, social services, public health programs, advocacy and community organizing.
La Alianza Hispana, Inc. is recognized as a leader in providing a spectrum of community-based services to improve the human capabilities of underprivileged people for a better quality of life.
María S. Amaya-Aluigi (Marisol)
Marisol Amaya-Aluigi became the Executive Director of La Alianza Hispana, Inc on October 7, 2013. Under her leadership La Alianza Hispana has become a highly influential nonprofit organization serving as a voice and advocate of the Latino Community in Massachusetts.
Marisol improved the processes and internal controls of the organization and guided the agency to the road of financial recovery after the most severe economic crisis in generations. She developed new partnerships and relationships with various institutions and organizations, such as The Boston Foundation, The Cambridge Alliance, Northeastern University, and ABCD senior Programs, The Harvard School of Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health and many others.
Marisol was born and raised in Colombia, South America. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Boston University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Microbiology from the Pontificia University in Colombia, graduating with Cum Laude honors. Marisol has certifications in Healthcare in Developing Countries, Management Methods for International Health and Suicide Prevention among older adults from Boston University. She is Bilingual, (Spanish & English)
Marisol’s strong knowledge of the Latino Community in Massachusetts and her passion for public service guided her to work for La Alianza Hispana in May, 2000. The same sense of detail and precision that she practiced in her scientific career, she used to re-organize and transform the Adult Day Health and Senior Center as Program Director. Marisol received an award from the Northeastern University Latino Student Cultural Center, and took NASDA 2nd place at National level for more unique services and best cultural acceptable Adult Day care program.
Marisol is a proven leader with a strong work ethics; she is an agent of change for the Latino community. She embodies the vision of La Alianza Hispana.
Memberships: State Tax Force on Economic Opportunities, Advisor My Brother’s Keeper, Greater Boston Latino Network, and Latinas Represent.
Marisol is married to Daniel Aluigi (who is also involved in volunteer work as school soccer coach) and has three lovely daughters Gabriella, Martina & Alessia.
Our dedicated staff and management have cultural understanding and personal experience of the cultural-specific challenges of our clients and are able to effectively translate their professional competence into culturally appropriate care.