Human Services

HMONG AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP

  • Saint Paul, MN
  • www.hmong.org

Mission Statement

Hmong American Partnership's (HAP) mission is to empower the community to embrace the strengths of our cultures while achieving our potential. HAP achieves its mission by:
- Improving the lives of individuals and families in our diverse communities through culturally sensitive social services
- Strengthening neighborhoods through housing, community and economic development opportunities
- Promoting the rich heritage of our ethnic communities

Main Programs

  1. Education & Training
  2. Employment Services
  3. Economic & Community Development
  4. Youth & Family Services
  5. Health & Wellness

ruling year

1990

chief executive

Ms. Bao Vang

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Keywords

Hmong refugee immigrant ethnic community

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EIN

41-1667580

Physical Address

1075 Arcade Street

Saint Paul, 55106

Also Known As

HAP

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

HAP accomplishes our mission by: improving the lives of individuals and families in our diverse communities by providing culturally sensitive social services; strengthening neighborhoods by providing housing, community, and economic development opportunities; and promoting the rich heritage of our ethnic communities.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Education & Training

HAP believes that the key to future success lays in building a strong educational foundation. For more than 20 years, HAP has worked to provide ESL training, digital literacy, and other basic education to thousands of adults within the refugee and immigrant community. Further, we have a long history of partnering with public schools to offer academic supports for children and families.

Category

Education, General/Other

Budget

Population Served

Adults

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program 2

Employment Services

Providing meaningful, productive, and fruitful career opportunities to our clients has been one of HAP’s highest priorities for over 20 years. HAP's expertise is serving the refugee and immigrant community. We have exceptional placement rates and we work closely to find job matches for clients with multiple barriers to employment. HAP serves thousands of clients annually and continues to work to lift our clients out of poverty move them towards self-sufficiency and security.

Category

Job Training & Employment

Budget

Population Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Program 3

Economic & Community Development

HAP's Economic and Community Development department connects people to resources and knowledge to make smart financial investments, or overcome financial crisis. HAP has helped hundreds of individuals go on to purchase cars, homes, and successfully start businesses.

Category

None

Budget

Population Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

None

Program 4

Youth & Family Services

HAP is a firm believer in community-based interventions, and we seek to engage entire families in identifying solutions to serious, yet important social challenges. We serve as a liaison between the Southeast Asian community and various institutional systems to mediate crises. Staff are bilingual and bi-cultural ensuring a depth of understanding of the complex issues faced by the refugee and immigrant community to offer quality care that respects culture and values.

Category

None

Budget

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program 5

Health & Wellness

Ensuring our clients have access to affordable and quality health services remains one of HAP’s highest priorities. HAP hosts several community-based health services. Bilingual and bi-cultural staff assist individuals and families navigating the health systems within a cultural context. We pride ourselves in achieving national recognition for our work, and were recently educating the community around the Affordable Care Act, and HAP was recently honored by President Obama as a White House Champion of Change in April 2014.

Category

Health Insurance Counseling

Budget

Population Served

Adults

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Financials

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HMONG AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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HMONG AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Bao Vang

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"I invite you to learn more about HAP’s work and communities we serve. The people we
serve arrive from countries around the world. Many of these people have overcome
incredible obstacles to travel to safety and start a new life for their families. The
single most defining feature of our clients is the determination to better their
circumstances.

Yet, determination alone is at times not enough. While the Hmong have lived in the
United States for 40 years, unemployment, educational disparities, and high levels
of poverty still plague the community. Nationally, 40% of all Hmong do not graduate
from high school. Poverty rates are staggeringly high. In Minnesota, 35% of Hmong
families with children under the age of 18 are living with incomes below federal
poverty guidelines.

Although the community needs are complex and challenging, HAP sees only potential. The Hmong are proven entrepreneurs and warriors. Our history has proven we see opportunity in the smallest margins and we have certainly faced more difficult challenges in our past.

To chart a new path for the community, HAP’s youth and education programs are being expanded. Our award-winning health and wellness services remain a priority, and we will continue to roll out a series of initiatives over the next few years. We will continue investments in social enterprises and employment programs to shape a new economy, creating jobs and training opportunities for the refugee community.

Our future must be transformed together. The Hmong’s perseverance and strength through extreme hardship has always lied in our self-respect and pride of heritage. Our future prosperity will only be realized through a collective identity. Please join our work. Become a youth mentor, hire our clients, teach an English class, donate -- whatever you choose -- but become involved.

In humble service,


Bao Vang
President and CEO"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Tom Thao

Target Corp.

Term: May 2009 -

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